Gatling gun

by Hayden Houtsma

gatling gun

made by Richard Gatling in 1862 it was made to reduce the size of the other army. but because it was operated by a crank and someone had to turn the crank it was not considered a fully automatic weapon.


how it works

operated by a hand crank to move the barrel the Gatling gun uses gravity. the ammo would come from a hopper and the the barrels would rotate firing the bullet


hows it invovled

the Gatling gun was made to reduce the size of the other army. today the Gatling gun can fire up to 3000 bullets per minute. the Gatling gun back then could fire 100 of rounds per minute. the Gatling gun or as it is called the mini gun now can take out enemy vehicles or air craft. it is also very effective on tanks and other vehicles.


Rapid Fire - The Gatling gun