Skip to comments.GATLING GUN!! MUST SEE VIDEO!!!!!
Posted on 01/31/2005 2:42:50 PM PST by datura
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Only the hand cranked versions. Those are perfectly legal to own. BATFE does not consider them machine guns, and by the definition in the law, they aren't. The powered ones are however and all NFA rules and laws apply. But you can buy one, maybe even at the really big or special gun shows which concentrate on NFA weaponry.
Some of the shots looked like they either had all tracers loaded, or at least a higher ratio of tracers to ball or AP than is the usual practice.
The F-16 gun is a 20 mm. The one the A-10 is built around (yep!) is a 30 mm. That one makes it feel like the aircraft is hitting a a wall. In the early flight tests there were all sorts of problems with the gun gases being ingested into the engines and causing flame outs.
Well the Taliban thought it the Angel of Death, while the Northern Alliance troops rather liked it. Of course when the female weapons officer, with reportedly a very sultry voice, on board would get on the radio and tell the Tallibunnies that their buddies just got killed by a girl, which was promptly translated by the Northern Alliance troops and/or their US/Brit/etc. advisors, who were also on the freq, that was even better. :)
I must say, that is some serious gun porn. Weapons porn.. whatever.
Not a problem if you've got a C-130 airframe to haul it around with. Great area suppression weapon.
G.E. We "bring good things to life."
I used to sit in the top of a bunker at night in Phu Loi, with a fifth of Jim Bean, and watch the gunships workout on VC with miniguns.
Every fifth round is a tracer.
Having seen Vulcans Up Close And Personal. It sounds like a Death Ray. The tracers make it look like a cown pi$$ing on a flat rock, TChris.
Dang, I need a cigarette.
I'm gonna ask Santa for one of those....LOL
Nice video. Too bad the audio sucks rocks. You don't get the true effect without the belch. JMO. Blackbird.
Yeah, but if you start reloading now, you should be able to have enough ammo to fire the thing for almost two seconds!
I'd rather be looking down than up.
Electric Gatling guns are not new. in the 1970's I read of 30-03, forerunner of the 30-06, electric Gatling guns that were attaining 3,000 rounds per minute. These were were being tested in the early 1900's as coastal defense weapons.
Unfortunately searches of the web have proven fruitless for info on this weapon. I would love to see a photo of one.
I want one!
"Check out Goofy in Iraq.
Nice to see the guys having fun."
That was too funny watching the marine commandos stuck in the mud.
God Bless them.
i have seen some cool stuff in my life, but that was awesome!
mark for later
BTW, does anyone know the name of the classical piece (not the Metallica song) being played in the video? That is a great tune.
That is the usual practice, but some of those shots looked more either every other round a tracer or maybe all tracers. The individual rounds are just too close together for it to be every fifth round.
You know we stole that basic design from the Germans. Of course it wasn't as cool as when we stole some stuff from the Soviets, without kicking their heines first, back in the bad old days. I could tell you what, but then I'd have to shoot both of us. :)
It would be nice, but probably as heavy as an M1A1 or M1A2, and thus as hard to deploy. Now if you could mount a GAU-4 or GAU-8 on a Stryker.... but then it, especially with the -8, would probably flip the Strkyer over the first time it cut loose. :)
I've seen miniguns work out at night, from helos.
It looks like a solid red line.
5000 rounds a minute = 83.3 rounds a second.
It's similar, in the way a Ford Escape is similar to an Excursion. The basic principal is the same, but the scale is totatly different.
The A-10's gun is a big 30mm. Each "catridge" is about the size of a liter bottle, with the slug sticking out about the size of a small banana. Most of the ones shown in the video seem to be 7.62mm(x51 or .308 Winchester). The "slugs" the GAU-8 fires weigh about 2/3 of a pound. The Gatlings on other fighters are only 20mm. Even the 30mm mounted on the Apache fires a lighter round than the A-10's GAU-8. Only some anti cruise missile Gatlings, mounted on ships come close to the GAU-8, in fact some of them are GAU-8s in a different mount. :)
And to think...this is what Al-Qaeda is up against in Afghanistan.
Awwwwww, what a wonderful world.
All versions of the F-16 have always carried the M-61 Vulcan 20 mm Gatling gun. But of course the gun goes back farther than that. The B-52H once used it as the tail gun (earlier models had a quad .50 cal), and those came out in the early '60s IIRC. A-7, F-14, and other aircraft also used the Vulcan. The Army used it as a ground based air defense weapon, either towed or mounted on an M-113 chassis.
Great thread. I loved it. Thanks
sorry im late to reply. the gatlin gun in the video is from www.dillonaero.com.,media,highlight the particular gun is the M143D gatlin gun. all the specs are on the site. thanks for the vid. just some more useless info
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