INN alass u ss q 0 ll r I-10, Parts of
See also:frame; Breech plug; 12, Striker; 13, Extractor; 14, Cartridge
See also:receiver; the
See also:Gatling, the most important of the
See also:hand-operated machine guns was the Nordenfeldt, which was principally designed for
See also:naval use about the
See also:time when
See also:torpedo-boats were beginning to be regarded as dangerous antagonists . ' The U.S.
See also:pattern Gatling hardly differed except in details from the
See also:model, above described, of twenty years earlier . The
See also:drum had been set horizontally instead of vertically and improved in de-tails, and a " gravity feed," a tall vertical charger, was also used . The barrels were surrounded with a
See also:light casing . Tests made of the improved Gatling showed that the use of only one
See also:barrel at a time prevented overheating . On one trial 63,000 rounds were fired without a jam, and without stopping to clean the barrels . Smokeless powder and the
See also:modern cartridge case were of course used . 2 The following particulars may be given of the 2-barrelled Gardner and 3-barrelled Nordenfeldt (
See also:land service) converted to take the .303 cartridge:
See also:Weight, 92 and to lb respectively;
See also:parapet mounting in each case 168 lb;
See also:rate of
See also:fire of Gardner about 250 rounds per minute, of the Nordenfeldt about 350 . A few of these guns are still used in fortresses and
See also:coast defences.succession . In this piece, careful aim can be taken from a moving platform, and at the right moment the barrels can be fired at the
See also:object almost simultaneously .
HENRY INMAN (1801-1846)
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