The gatling gun

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  1. legolas grof

    legolas grof Cardboard Industries CEO

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    Such a awsome weapon huh? There are so many bots that use the gatling gun that transformers wouldn't be the same without it. Well I was doing some family researching and I found out that Richard Gatling just happens to be my great great grandpa's step dad. Now that just made my day! :) 
     
  2. Tkemert20

    Tkemert20 「Dojyaaa~n」 TFW2005 Supporter

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    :jawdropper:  That is awesome!
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    awesome dude and I am happy for you and I'll let you finish but the A-10 Thunderbolt II has one of the best Gatling guns of all time!
     
  4. Sy-Rein

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    Ya you gotta love a plane that was designed around it's Gatling gun.
     
  5. autobotguy

    autobotguy Well-Known Member

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    Even better...A plane that was designed around its Gatling gun that fires DEPLETED URANIUM ROUNDS! Now that there my friends, is a true bunker buster.
     
  6. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Personally, I liked Terminator II with Arnold's Gatling Gun.

    "That is definitely you!"

    Yes, the gatling gun is one serious weapon.................................
     
  7. Sy-Rein

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    Very true!

    And yes it is, I mean what other weapon can fire 60-70 rounds per SECOND?!? (this number comes from the A-10's gatling gun)

    The A-10's gatling gun can fire 3900 rounds/minute but only usually carries just under 1200 rounds, so if the pilot held the trigger for 19 seconds, he'd have emptied his ammo supply. Crazy!
     
  8. Evil Porkchop

    Evil Porkchop Pork, the evil white meat

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    I've also heard that if the A-10 could carry enough ammo and fire the gun long enough, that theoretically the recoil could stall the aircraft if it was flying slow enough. True or not, I don't know.
     
  9. Nachtsider

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    Gatlings make everything cooler. I remember how cheesed-off I was back in the day when I found out that man-portable Gatlings do not exist.
     
  10. GingaMagnus

    GingaMagnus Civilized Enforcer

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    You should see the huge helicopter turret they use in predator!! that thing is powerful!! but it only hit the predator with one bullet for some reason.........
     
  11. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    It's true. I worked at Spangdahlem AB in Germany, it was common knowledge there, it was also known that if they did that, they gun barrels would get red, then white hot and actually melt from the heat, causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage. Since they were told not to do that, the pilots would be responsible for the damage. This is also the same reason our M-16 and M-4 rifles now have a 3 round burst instead of full auto.
     
  12. Brawlastator

    Brawlastator it is our life - jon bovi

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    That's pretty awesome, OP. I wish I could have relations to cool people like that.

    I've supposedly got some of Jefferson Davis's blood in me, but that's not exactly anything to be proud of. :( 

    I've also got a friend who's a direct descendant of Colonel John Chivington. Also not anything to be proud of. :lol 
     

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