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  M197 Gatling gun - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Development of the M197 began in 1967 after experience in the Vietnam War revealed the inadequacy of the 7.62mm Minigun for gunship use.
The M197 is essentially a lightened version of the General Electric M61 Vulcan cannon, with three barrels instead of six.
The M197 went into service on later marks of the AH-1 Cobra, and was also fitted in a ventral turret on the USMC OV-10D Bronco.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/M197   (386 words)

 Minigun - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
More technically, a minigun is an externally powered Gatling gun of rifle caliber, though the term is sometimes used more generally to refer to guns of similar rates of fire and configuration regardless of power source.
The ancestor to the modern minigun was made in the late 19th-century, when Richard J. Gatling replaced the hand crank mechanism of a rifle caliber Gatling gun with one of the relatively new electric motors.
Despite Gatling's deliberate attempts to slow down the mechanism, the new electric-powered Gatling gun was credited with a cyclic rate of 3,000 rpm.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Minigun   (1603 words)

 M197 Gatling gun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The M197 electric cannon is a three-barreled electric Gatling gun developed primarily for use by United States Army helicopter gunships.
Development of the M197 began in 1967 after experience in the Vietnam War revealed the inadequacy of the 7.62 mm Minigun for gunship use.
The M197 went into service on later marks of the AH-1 Cobra, and was also fitted in a ventral turret on the U.S. Marine Corps OV-10D Bronco.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/M197_Gatling_gun   (333 words)

 Britain.tv Wikipedia - M61 Vulcan
The original Gatling gun had fallen out of favor because of the need for an external power source to rotate the barrel assembly, but the new generation of turbojet-powered fighters offered sufficient electrical power to operate the gun, and electric operation offered superior reliability to a gas operated weapon.
The Vulcan is a Gatling gun: each of the cannon's six barrels fires once in turn during each revolution of the barrel cluster.
The five-barrel GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm gun used in the AV-8B Harrier II is a Vulcan derivative, but despite greater hitting power (since it fires a heavier round at virtually the same muzzle velocity) it had yet to find wide application (except for the F-35 Lightning II which was reduced to four barrel).
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 M197 Automatic Gun
Development of the M197 began in 1968 by removing three barrels from a six-barreled M61A1 Vulcan 20mm aircraft gun.
The M197 is a lightweight short-barreled three-barrel automatic gun used with the M97 series armament subsystems on the Up-gunned AH-1S/AH-1S "Modernized"/AH-1F "Modernized" Cobras.
The M197 utilizes a rotary action mechanism, contained within a fixed rotor housing, and a rotating barrel cluster.
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 Gatling gun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The innovative features of the Gatling gun were its independent firing mechanism for each barrel and the simultaneous action of the locks, barrels, carrier and breech.
Gatling gun of an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Osan Air Base, Korea However, Gatling-style guns with rotating barrels were to return as very high rate-of-fire weapons in military aircraft and ship-based anti-missile defence systems.
A variety of similar weapons are available in calibers ranging from 5.56mm to 30mm, the rate of fire being somewhat proportional to the size and mass of the ammunition (which also determines the size and mass of the barrels).
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 M197 20mm Automatic Gun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The M197 utilized by the AH-1 aircraft is a lightweight short-barreled three-barrel Gatling type gun.
The GPU-2A is a self contained gun pod that mates the M-197 20mm auto-matic gun to a single ended linkless ammunition handling system, with a capacity of 300 rounds of linkless M-50 or PGU series 20mm electrically primed ammunition.
The gun pod is self contained in that it houses a battery and gun control assembly which maintains the electrical power requirements well within capabilities of the parent aircraft.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/m197.htm   (392 words)

 US Helicopter Weapons in Vietnam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The XM296 machine gun, used on the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, is the same as an M2, except it be fired remotely using an electrical solenoid.
The Browning M3 aircraft gun was a.50 cal. M2 machine gun that was modified for use as an aircraft gun that could be fired remotely by the pilot or gunner of a helicopter or light fixed-wing aircraft.
The M24A1 was a single-barrel fixed-mounted cannon used on the XM31 armament subsystem on the UH- 1B "Huey" and on the XM34 armament subsystem used on the ACH-47A armed/armored Chinook.
www.gruntonline.com /US_Forces/US_Helicopters/us_helos_weapons3.htm   (1609 words)

 Home > Nesconset, New York, NY, 11767, Nesconset Real Estate, Nesconset Yellow Pages, Nesconset Classifieds, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A chain gun is a type of machine gun or automatic cannon that uses an external source of power, rather than recoil, to cycle the weapon, and does so via a continuous loop of chain similar to that used on a motor or bicycle.
Other examples of chain guns include the M230 30 mm Cannon, which is standard equipment on the Apache helicopter, as well as the Bushmaster II 30 mm, and the Bushmaster III 35/50 mm Chain gun.
It is a common misnomer to refer to Gatling guns (rotary cannons) or miniguns as chain guns; even in some video games, such as Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, the player carries a minigun referred to as a chain gun.
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 Minigun info here at en.along-gasoline-alley.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A minigun is a multibarreled machine gun with a flying estimate of embers (several hundred thousand rounds per minute), bestowing Gatling-style periodic barrels.
The ancestor to the modern minigun was made in the remiss 19th-century, when Richard J. Gatling replaced the hand crank workings of a rifle caliber Gatling gun with uncommon of the comparably ac motors.
Even after Gatling calculatingly slowed down the mechanism, the electric-powered Gatling gun was credited with a cyclic estimate of 3,000 rpm--roughly times the estimate of a regular modern, single-barreled apparatus gun.
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 Helicopter Armament Subsystems Part I
The guns were electrically controlled, flexible in elevation, and charged pneumatically using high pressure dry air or nitrogen bottles.
Suspension lugs permitted the gun pod to be mounted on the sides of the AH-1G "Huey" Cobra or on fixed-wing aircraft.
The M23 armament subsystem is a door pintle mount for the M60D 7.62mm machine gun equipped with an aircraft ring-type sight, with 550 rounds of ammunition, for use on the UH-1D/UH-1H "Huey".
vietnamresearch.com /air/helo/heloarms.html   (4567 words)

 Gatling-type guns - Project Reality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Firing delay: A gatling gun fires its first round as soon as it starts accelerating.
ROF and ammo consumption: You all must agree that this is way too low for all gatling-type guns, but If we were to actually make the Phalanx fire 6000rpm it would cause serious lag.
Gatling gun needs to kick up a ton more dust.
www.realitymod.com /forum/showthread.php?p=32158   (417 words)

 USN Naval Gun Designations
The mountings used for this gun were Mark 21 for the earliest pedestal mountings, Mark 25 for later pedestal mountings, Mark 30 for the single base ring mountings, and a whole slew of mark numbers for the twin mountings, ending with the Mark 38 used on the AM Sumner and Gearing destroyers.
The gun barrel for this weapon was designated as Mark 16 and the single mounting used on the Midway class was the Mark 39 (the next 5 inch mounting number after the Mark 38 used on the AM Sumner and Gearing destroyers).
An example of this latter type is the Mark 84, which was a modified mounting for the three-barrel 20 mm Gatling gun M197.
www.navweaps.com /Weapons/WNUS_Gun_Nomenclature.htm   (821 words)

The AN/GAU-8 30mm Avenger seven-barrel gatling gun, mounted only on the A-10 attack jet, is a 30mm, 7 barrel gattling gun used primarily in the air to ground role as a soft target killer and tank buster.
The M134 "minigun" (Air Force GAU-2B/A) is a high rate of fire machine gun that uses the Gatling principle.
The M61A1 utilized by the F-14 and F/A-18 aircraft is a hydraulically driven, 6 barreled, rotary action, air cooled, electrically fired weapon, with selectable rates of fire of either 4000 or 6000 rounds per minute.
www.nazarian.no /wepc.asp?lang=0&group_id=25&country_id=181   (200 words)

 Jennifer Lunsford Law | 567527   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Gatling gun, The US Gatling guns were re-chambered for 30-06, the last round they would be changed over to before being declared obsolete and withdrawn from...
His most successful inventions, the Gatling gun and his wheat drill, made him a fortune Later, all model 1903 Gatlings were converted to cal..30-06.
The famous Gatling gun was adapted and re-chambered to accept 30-06 Springfield cartridges.
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 [1.0] First Generation Cobras
The M197 was essentially a three-barrel version of the six-barrel "M61" Vulcan cannon, and would eventually become the standard turret weapon for both Marine and Army Cobras.
The M197 had a rate of fire of 750 rounds per minute, though it could only fire 16-round bursts, and the AH-1J carried a supply of 750 rounds.
The gun could be aimed 20.5 degrees upward, 50 degrees downward, and over 240 degrees of arc.
www.vectorsite.net /avcobra_1.html   (4167 words)

 Realistic rate of fire for gatling weapons - Project Reality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For machinge guns there can be added tracers for better aim, and these bullets could be seen only on client, not for the other players/server.
It's not exactly gonna change the gun overall effectiveness, though it will give a false sense of strength from the gun perhaps, but from civilian point of view i don't think most of us can tell the difference if done right.
U can also increase the damage for each shot to better reflect this if u wish of course, this is speaking purely from the fact that i think typical gamers and civy work on the simple term of "the more impressive it looks, the better it is" regardless of what they REALLY do.
www.realitymod.com /forum/showthread.php?p=71582   (808 words)

 NAWCWD Corporate Communications: News Release
RAMICS Facility--From the crest of the hill 500 feet above this 450,000-gallon tank, the gattling gun of an AH-1F Cobra is aimed at a submerged mine.
Its M197 20-mm gatling gun points toward the surface of the water.
Once the M197 gatling gun was in place, burst firing was conducted against paper and aluminum targets to measure the total yaw, velocity and in-flight dispersion of the gun's rounds in a simulated RAMICS engagement scenario.
www.nawcwpns.navy.mil /~pao/pages/news/2000/ramics_facility.htm   (1191 words)

 U.S. RAH-66E Super Comanche Reconnaissance & Attack Helicopter
The rail gun is more powerful, has a greater range, and a larger number of rounds can be carried.
Gun Mount: The cannon is mounted under the nose of the helicopter.
Improved 20-mm M197 GE Vulcan II: This is the original Pre-Rifts cannon and is mounted under the chin of the helicopter.
www.kitsune.addr.com /Rifts/Rifts-Pre-Rifts-Vehicles/United_States/US_RAH-66E_Super_Comanche_Attack_Helicopter.htm   (2111 words)

 Gun question - New Doom Forums
Gatling gun is like a big gun with rotary technology firing a bullet on a ammo belt eachtime a barrel rotates to the firing chamber.
I did some research on gun history and chaingun was a name that was kind of just dubbed, they are mobile and have some sort of automatic means to fire, with a motor in it too
In fact, most Gatling-type guns - weapons such as the M61 Vulcan, the M197, the M134, and the XM214- ARE externally-powered but are NOT chain guns.
forums.newdoom.com /showthread.php?t=30261   (805 words)

 Factsheets Database - M197 20mm Automatic Gun - Powered by ReviewPost
A modified Vulcan was also pintle mounted for use as a door gun on the UH-1 series andquot;Hueyandquot; utility helicopter.
The M97 series armament subsystem, with the M197 20mm cannon mounted on the 20mm/30mm universal turret system, replaced the M28 series armament subsystem on the AH-1 series andquot;Hueyandquot; Cobra.
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The M3 aircraft gun was classified Standard A. M24A1 20mm cannon.
The M37C was a light air-cooled.30 Cal. machine gun adapted for use on the XM1 /XM1E1 armament subsystem on the OH-13 Sioux and the OH-23 Raven.
The M60D was classffied Standard A. M61/M61A1 Vulcan 20mm Aircraft Gun (1946-1975).
www.hotkey.net.au /~marshalle/weapons/choppers.html   (1603 words)

 M197 Gatling gun - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The M197 Gatling gun is a variant of the 20 mm M61 Vulcan Gatling gun.
The M197, which is carried by the AH-1 Cobra and its variants (including the SeaCobra and SuperCobra series) and the OV-10 Bronco, utilizes only three gun barrels as opposed to the Vulcan's six.
Using a linkless feed, the gun can fire 750 or 1,500 rounds per minute.
www.music.us /education/M/M197-Gatling-gun.htm   (320 words)

 Paintball Guns - Gatling Paintball Guns
... Fortunately a section of Gatling guns was able to fire on the summit of San Juan Hill, a bombardment that forced the Spanish defenders to abandon the position to the American force attacking on the ...
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... AC-130 Specter gunships filled with  ammunition are firing huge Gatling guns on the population in a steady stream of bullets. On Oct. 22, in the village of Chowkar-Karez, dozens of civilians were ...
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 The Bell AH-1 HueyCobra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Traditionally, the Army named their aircraft after American native tribes, such as "Mohawk", "Iroquois", "Sioux", "Cheyenne", and so on, but the service was engaged at the time in an odd exercise in litigation with Piper Aircraft, who also used tribal names for their aircraft.
Recoil damping gear was fitted to the 20 millimeter gun turret, and the gunner was given a stabilized sight and even a stabilized chair.
The gun turret was removed and replaced with a plug, and they were fitted with the "Passive Night Vision System (PNVS)" from the AH-64 Apache and flout curtains for the pilot.
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 Montys Miniguns M134 Reality Page
This Is The Best Gun Shooting Event Short Of A War Zone You Will Ever See.
A Chain Gun is normally a 7.62mm or larger weapon that uses a chain system and motor to load, cycle, fire and eject a round in the gun.
Here are some examples of a Actual "Chain Gun" The next time you see a "Chain Gun" with spinning barrels remember the only place you could be is in "Fantasy Land".
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