80 M1's destroyed in Iraq - Page 5




 
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April 13th, 2005  
C/Cpl. Chirico
 
What is the difference between a Gatling gun and a vulcan cannon?

Is there any at all?
April 14th, 2005  
AlexKall
 
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Originally Posted by C/Cpl. Chirico
What is the difference between a Gatling gun and a vulcan cannon?

Is there any at all?
A vulcan cannon is a gatling gun so i presume there is no difference?

Is vulcan cannon a type of weapon or a name of a specific weapon?

Gatling Gun is a discription of a type of gun isn't it? Might have been a specific gun but I dont think it is considered as a specific gun anymore (if it ever ware?) but a discription of the type of weapon by its funtion and built.
April 15th, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
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The M61 operates on the Gatling principle. 6 20-mm barrels are mounted on a geared rotor that is driven by a 20-hp electric motor.
A Gatling gun is a hand operated seven or eight barreled gun, firing from a top loading magizine. Yes it is still called a Gatling gun but the proper names are Vulcans, GAU's, and Mini-guns. They all fire on the Gatling princple

There is also a realy awesome video near the bottom of the page on this site, its under an animated picture of a guy firing a mini-gun, click New Video Link
Go to: http://www.montysminiguns.com/RealityPage.htm


http://www.valkyriearms.com/sounds/vulcan.au

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April 29th, 2005  
EOD
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by C/Cpl. Chirico
What is the difference between a Gatling gun and a vulcan cannon?

Is there any at all?
Gatling is describing the system as said above, Vulcan is the nick name of the 20mm M61 which is in fact a Gatling system. The power source does not matter since there are weapons which do not need an electric engine and are not hand driven as well.
May 5th, 2005  
Jack_Mordino
 
 

Topic: Re: 80 M1's destroyed in Iraq


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Originally Posted by Snauhi
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-03-29-abrams-tank-a_x.htm?POE=click-refer
WASHINGTON The U.S. military's Abrams tank, designed during the Cold War to withstand the fiercest blows from the best Soviet tanks, is getting knocked out at surprising rates by the low-tech bombs and rocket-propelled grenades of Iraqi insurgents.
Discuss
Well, those low tech bombs and self propelled rockets might not be THAT low tech. In a test conducted by the russian army on various russian tanks the RPG-29 shoulder launched AT weapon outperformed (in penetration) every other russian antitank weapon, including the 125mm smoothbore gun firing the latest APFSDS round!

http://armor.kiev.ua/fofanov/Tanks/TRIALS/19991020.html
May 8th, 2005  
hicks
 
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Originally Posted by Doppleganger
The Leopard 2 A6 incorporates mine protection to help protect against roadside attacks - is there any equivalent or one being planned for the M1?
The M1 is able to have a mine plow attached to the front end, but mines aren't the problem. It's 155mm mortar rounds wired together burried a meter under the sand that is hurting them.