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GATLING GUN!! MUST SEE VIDEO!!!!!
Vampire Bat.com ^ | 25 Jan 05 | Compfused.com

Posted on 01/31/2005 2:42:50 PM PST by datura

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To: BenLurkin
I want one of those. Do they sell them at gun shows?

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.

151 posted on 01/31/2005 8:24:48 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: TChris
Dang! Looks like a firehose spraying lead instead of water.

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.

152 posted on 01/31/2005 8:26:07 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: tang-soo
I remember pilots telling us that the gun would cause the jet to vear to one side from the recoil.

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.

153 posted on 01/31/2005 8:30:57 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: speed_addiction
Saw that. Depending on what side your on, that could either be a vision that brought joy or sheer pants filling terror.

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. :)

154 posted on 01/31/2005 8:36:00 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: datura

I must say, that is some serious gun porn. Weapons porn.. whatever.


155 posted on 01/31/2005 8:36:31 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: Fenris6
waste of ammo but sweet.

Not a problem if you've got a C-130 airframe to haul it around with. Great area suppression weapon.

156 posted on 01/31/2005 8:39:07 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: philetus

ping


157 posted on 01/31/2005 8:47:53 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian ( Do laws that restrict your rights make you feel safer?><BCC>)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

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.


158 posted on 01/31/2005 8:59:17 PM PST by philetus (What goes around comes around)
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To: El Gato

Every fifth round is a tracer.


159 posted on 01/31/2005 9:00:21 PM PST by philetus (What goes around comes around)
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To: TChris

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.

Jack.


160 posted on 01/31/2005 9:34:49 PM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: basil

I'm gonna ask Santa for one of those....LOL


161 posted on 01/31/2005 9:48:39 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: datura

Nice video. Too bad the audio sucks rocks. You don't get the true effect without the belch. JMO. Blackbird.


162 posted on 02/01/2005 3:17:32 AM PST by BlackbirdSST
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To: BipolarBob
Just great! It's FOUR weeks PAST CHRISTMAS. A little late for my wish list. Not that it would do any good, I didn't get my pony either.

Yeah, but if you start reloading now, you should be able to have enough ammo to fire the thing for almost two seconds!

Mark

163 posted on 02/01/2005 3:55:47 AM PST by MarkL (That which does not kill me, has made the last mistake it will ever make!)
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To: speed_addiction

I'd rather be looking down than up.


164 posted on 02/01/2005 4:41:04 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (If only I used my evil genius for good !)
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To: Jack Deth
Saw the M61 demo at Lowery as I was learning to become a muzzle --er 462X0. They loaded 35 rounds in her and told us not to blink. Sounded like a bad case of beans!
Ended up babysitting the M39A2 in F-100D/Fs, 1800 rounds a minute, four in each sled. Dependable but when they jammed it was hammer and chisel time.

Wilum
165 posted on 02/01/2005 5:06:01 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: datura

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.


166 posted on 02/01/2005 5:12:28 AM PST by .44 Special (Death to Traitors!)
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To: datura

I want one!


167 posted on 02/01/2005 5:17:32 AM PST by Uncle Vlad
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To: Shooter 2.5

"Check out Goofy in Iraq.

http://vampirebat.com/war/

Nice to see the guys having fun."

That was too funny watching the marine commandos stuck in the mud.
God Bless them.


168 posted on 02/01/2005 5:19:57 AM PST by sweetiepiezer ((((((((((((((MARINES))))))))))))))
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To: All
Richard Gatling


169 posted on 02/01/2005 5:26:18 AM PST by Drawsing (Congress doesn't need to see the light...they just need to feel the heat..Ronald Reagan)
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To: datura

i have seen some cool stuff in my life, but that was awesome!


170 posted on 02/01/2005 5:26:56 AM PST by thefactor
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To: datura

mark for later


171 posted on 02/01/2005 6:01:20 AM PST by Jack of all Trades
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To: Southack
I know, I know. But when I think of Gatling gun, I think of that gun mounted on two wheels being pulled by a couple of horses and a blue coated calvary man riding along side.
172 posted on 02/01/2005 7:51:32 AM PST by RetiredArmy (The Democratic Party would make Uncle Joe Stalin Proud!)
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Awesome video!

BTW, does anyone know the name of the classical piece (not the Metallica song) being played in the video? That is a great tune.

173 posted on 02/01/2005 8:02:48 AM PST by Dissident Aggressor
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To: datura

holy SHNIKEES!


174 posted on 02/01/2005 7:30:56 PM PST by King Prout (Remember John Adam!)
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To: philetus
Every fifth round is a tracer.

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.

175 posted on 02/01/2005 7:42:14 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: Wilum
Ended up babysitting the M39A2 in F-100D/Fs, 1800 rounds a minute, four in each sled.

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. :)

176 posted on 02/01/2005 7:46:24 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: Southack
The M1C1 is designed to be an A-10 infantry support fighter on the ground.

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. :)

177 posted on 02/01/2005 7:50:49 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: El Gato

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.


178 posted on 02/01/2005 7:58:26 PM PST by philetus (What goes around comes around)
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To: Barney59
Is this similar to the Gatling in the A-10 (Warthog)?

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. :)


179 posted on 02/01/2005 8:03:08 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: datura

And to think...this is what Al-Qaeda is up against in Afghanistan.
Awwwwww, what a wonderful world.


180 posted on 02/01/2005 8:11:18 PM PST by mowkeka
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To: jackbill
Apparently, since I retired in 1991, the 20 mm version has been adapted to the F-16, at least in the Pakistani version, as #110 states

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.

181 posted on 02/01/2005 8:16:21 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Great thread. I loved it. Thanks


182 posted on 02/04/2005 5:43:52 PM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: datura

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


183 posted on 08/18/2006 7:41:53 PM PDT by bbx45lc
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