Gatling Gun

After the Gatling gun was replaced in service by newer recoil- or gas-operated weapons, the approach of using multiple externally-powered rotating barrels fell into disuse for many decades. However, some examples were developed during the interwar years, but only existed as prototypes, or were rarely used. The concept resurfaced after World War II with the development of the M61 Vulcan.The Gatling gun is one of the best known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun.

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