January 19, 2021
POTD: M3M Door Gunner within the NHIndustries NH90

POTD: M3M Door Gunner within the NHIndustries NH90

In each and every of our image Of The Day articles, we deliver you the work of remarkable and galvanizing photographers from around the globe.  today we’re taking a more in-depth look at a German door gunner with an M3M Heavy desktop Gun made by using FN Herstal. The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium-sized battlefield helicopter. it is made by way of NHIndustries, which is a collaboration between Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker Aerostructures. The NH90 is used in many missions with the aid of the German Bundeswehr and right here we see it doing working towards in Putlos, Northern Germany.

during this activity, the door gunners have been the usage of either the MG3 from Rheinmetall or the M3M/GAU-21 by means of FN Herstal.

getting ready the M3M/GAU-21.

A belt of 12.7x99mm / .50 BMG able to exit the door.

below: be aware the tracers and cloud of smoke, which I assume is produced by way of the M3M.

supply: Bundeswehr. images via Maximilian Schulz.

For an excellent higher helicopter, check out the German Ramp Gunner in the Sikorsky CH-53G helicopter.