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Video showing the awesome power of the Gatling gun

Posted on 02/28/2005 9:34:21 AM PST by Ambient

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To: NCC-1701; Constantine XIII
As long as you have a concealed carry permit, the sky's the limit.

Not necessarily. In my former digs of Memphis, Tennessee, our Handgun carry permits most certainly did NOT allow the carry of a loaded longgun, shotgun or rifle, within the confines of one's vehicle.

To get an approximation of the GI carbines that I've carried in most of the personal vehicles I've owned since high school, I had to go to a shoulder-stocked C96 *broomhandle* Mauser...with a 20-round magazine, and several reloads of interesting ammo available.

Happily, that's not a consideration for me in my present locale, though potential distances hereabouts suggest a Garand or FAL as a better choice yet. But maybe I'll add a carbine anyway, just for old times place and to make up for the time lost while I was in the Dark Kingdom of Mordor. And the Tennessee Firearms Association is working to include longguns as suitable for carry by licensed persons.

101 posted on 03/01/2005 10:13:06 AM PST by archy (The darkness will come. It will find you,and it will scare you like you've never been scared before.)
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To: gieriscm

check it out... this is cool

Mike


102 posted on 03/01/2005 10:16:52 AM PST by BCR #226
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To: gieriscm

check it out... this is cool

Mike


103 posted on 03/01/2005 10:16:52 AM PST by BCR #226
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To: archy

"...include longguns as suitable for carry by licensed persons...."

I believe that the gun in question is most definitely a long gun. Driving around Memphis, you needs one of those babies.


104 posted on 03/01/2005 11:27:48 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ISLAM IS A CULT, PURE AND SIMPLE!!!!! IT MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: NCC-1701
I believe that the gun in question is most definitely a long gun. Driving around Memphis, you needs one of those babies.

Probably. But there can be exceptions....


105 posted on 03/01/2005 11:55:46 AM PST by archy (The darkness will come. It will find you,and it will scare you like you've never been scared before.)
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To: archy

Those will do in a pinch.


106 posted on 03/01/2005 11:59:25 AM PST by NCC-1701 (ISLAM IS A CULT, PURE AND SIMPLE!!!!! IT MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: archy

Hah! GMC Professional Grade Engineering. Not more than you need. Just more than you're used to.

107 posted on 03/01/2005 12:06:46 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Lazamataz
the Spectre, has TWO of these AND a 105 artillery piece on board.

LOL! That's freaking brutal. I have heard pilots say that the whole plane shakes when the big 105 is fired.

108 posted on 03/01/2005 12:14:53 PM PST by Skooz (Overtaxed host organism for the parasitical State)
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To: NCC-1701
Those will do in a pinch.

I'm not as concerned about keeping such a discrete profile.


109 posted on 03/01/2005 12:24:18 PM PST by archy (The darkness will come. It will find you,and it will scare you like you've never been scared before.)
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To: Lazamataz
Errr.... the current version of Puff, the Spectre, has TWO of these AND a 105 artillery piece on board.

OUCH.

The newest version of the AC-130, the AC-130-U, has revived the old AC-119 designation of Spooky to differentiate it from the earlier and so far more common H-model C-130 gunships, known as Spectre

In addition to the 40mm cannon and 105mm cannon of the earlier -H models, Spooky also brings a 25mm gun to work, very useful for such targets as light vehicles less deserving of 40mm or a 105mm round, or for troops in the open. And so we are back again to the Chain Guns and Gatlings.

At around 200 million per copy, I don't expect we'll be seeing enourmous flocks of the AC-130 warbirds; there are around two dozen or so on duty last I looked. But they've preoved their worth time and time again, and you'll get reasoned arguments from a lot of groundpounders as to whether they're the most beautiful aircraft in the inventory, and the most helpful.


110 posted on 03/01/2005 12:35:29 PM PST by archy (The darkness will come. It will find you,and it will scare you like you've never been scared before.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
I guess you only want to watch rock videos!

Why would anyone make videos of rocks?
They don't generally move around much.

111 posted on 03/01/2005 12:43:00 PM PST by ASA Vet (Those who know, don't talk. Those who talk, don't know.)
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To: archy

It's good to advertise your intentions. That leaves it up to the competition to either get out of your way or get mowed down. Either way, it's their choice.


112 posted on 03/01/2005 12:46:01 PM PST by NCC-1701 (ISLAM IS A CULT, PURE AND SIMPLE!!!!! IT MUST BE ERADICATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: archy
I was wrong about the designation, and I appreciate your correction. I was also wrong about the number of chainguns -- I had it at 2, it's 1.

I should really GBP! (Google Before Posting)

113 posted on 03/01/2005 12:47:06 PM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: archy
At around 200 million per copy, I don't expect we'll be seeing enourmous flocks of the AC-130 warbirds; there are around two dozen or so on duty last I looked. But they've preoved their worth time and time again, and you'll get reasoned arguments from a lot of groundpounders as to whether they're the most beautiful aircraft in the inventory, and the most helpful.

Laz's Perfect Airforce would have about 250 of these puppies flying around.

114 posted on 03/01/2005 12:48:20 PM PST by Lazamataz (Proudly Posting Without Reading the Article Since 1999!)
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To: Ambient

bookmark for later


115 posted on 03/01/2005 12:49:38 PM PST by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: Marine Inspector

bttt


116 posted on 03/01/2005 12:49:52 PM PST by Marine Inspector (Customs & Border Protection Officer)
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To: ASA Vet

LOL
Of course I would like to have a video of the first rock and roll artist.

Little David, he took a rock and rolled the giant!


117 posted on 03/01/2005 3:09:13 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rush agrees with me 98.5% of the time!)
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To: xone
20%>

While 1 in 5 is standard, I suspect that at least some of the belts in the video had more like 1 in 2 or even all tracers.

118 posted on 03/01/2005 9:00:24 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: Born Conservative
Cool! Can these be purchased for residential use?

If you can live with a hand cranked version, rather than one with an electric or hydraulic motor, they don't even require you to pay the "machine gun" tax, since they aren't considered machine guns. The motorized ones are, and you have to pay the Unconstitutional tax. YMMV by state of course. You can even buy one in .22 Long Rifle, if you're worried about ammo costs. :)

119 posted on 03/01/2005 9:02:52 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: joebuck
Puff the Magic Dragon had nothing over on these choppers.

Actually it did, more guns. And bigger guns too, depending on the version of PMD. But even the original gooney (C-47) version had several such Gatling's. Latter versions had 20mm instead of 7.62. Of course the latest decedent the AC-130, has the gatlings, plus 40mm "pompom" type guns, plus a 105mm howitzer in the tail, just for fun. :)

120 posted on 03/01/2005 9:05:48 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: yhwhsman
The Apache has a 30mm Chain gun (Machine Gun).

The Chain gun is a different variety of externally powered machine gun than the Gatling. Generally when folks say "machine gun" though, they mean some sort of self loader that is powdered by the recoil of or the gas bled off from the fired round.

121 posted on 03/01/2005 9:08:19 PM PST by El Gato (Activist Judges can twist the Constitution into anything they want ... or so they think.)
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To: Ambient

Awesome..


122 posted on 03/01/2005 9:13:29 PM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: archy

BTTT!

,(:>)


123 posted on 03/02/2005 12:16:52 AM PST by Yehuda (AMERICA: LAND OF THE FREE, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Puff the Dragon ping


124 posted on 03/02/2005 12:33:11 AM PST by ChefKeith (Apply here to be added to the NASCAR Ping List, Daytona is done but we got 34 more races to go...)
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To: El Gato

Then you would have to link them yourself. More likely, the video was shot at the maximum rate of fire for the weapon. It just is incredibly fast. The tracers also leave a ghost trail that lingers so it seems like a solid line especially in the evening shots. Looks like R2507 at Yuma.


125 posted on 03/02/2005 7:46:34 AM PST by xone
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