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Custom Gun Mounts

The VIPER™ family of gun mounts, developed by Nobles, has been purpose built to bring lethality and control to a range of crew served weapons from heavy machine guns to medium caliber cannons.



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The first VIPER™ mount was developed in response to a critical capability gap identified by Tier One U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF). These Warfighters needed the lethality of the M230 linked fed (LF) cannon, but with a gunner in the loop to be employed from a ground vehicle. This presented a unique challenge and demanded mechanical stabilization of the chain gun on a crew served weapons mount. Without anything available on the market, the U.S. SOF turned to Nobles to provide a solution.

After developing the VIPER specifically for the M230LF cannon, Nobles capitalized on a novel and innovative design providing a better more lethal alternative to the archaic machine gun mounting technology currently fielded.

Concentrating first on the most widely proliferated weapons, Nobles designed the VIPER Lite™ as a one for one replacement to the MK-93 mount for heavy machine guns and automatic grenade launchers. Nobles once again responded to both industry and end-user requests developing the VIPER Air™, door gun mount for fixed and rotary wing platforms, and the VIPER-19™—purpose built for the GAU-19/B Gatling Gun.

Nobles developed the patented Gun Mount Braking System™ (GMBS™) specifically for the Viper Gun System, bringing total control of the weapon to the gunner’s finger trips. The mount enables the user to stabilize, fire, quickly release, and move to the next engagement and once again stabilize for maximum effects on target. By utilizing this priority design throughout each variation of VIPER, commonality of parts is maximized and the weapons become more lethal while reducing collateral damage.

Available for any crew-served weapon application, these mounts are modular, facilitating a mission specific payload, and utilize Nobles’ patented gun mount braking system allowing for stabilization of the weapon.



Nobles VGS-30MM can accommodate the following weapon systems:



Nobles VIPER Lite can accommodate the following weapon systems:

M3 (.50 Cal. NATO)