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posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 11:53 PM
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Ok I-ve heard of a weapon called a chaingun, I tried finding info on it but all I could find was a studio and a music group, So I am curious to know what a chaingun is.

And if this seems like a stupid qeustion keep in mind I only know things about energy weapons not projectile ones.




posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 12:06 AM
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chain guns are cannons or machineguns that use external motors (actually chain driven, in some cases) to cycle their action rather than the power generated by the spent ammunition. Examples are the Bradley fighting vehicle's 25mm Bushmaster or the Apache helicopter's 30mm cannon.

more info from the web



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 01:23 AM
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Chainguns are often confused with Gatling guns and should never be confused with it.

I wasn't aware that they were machine-operated, I thought they were just recoil or gas operated...



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 02:35 PM
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Interesting, so pretty poweful then?



posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 11:49 PM
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Thank you for expalining what it was.



posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 01:43 PM
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Big gun = big bullets... Could go right through somebody...



posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 01:49 PM
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You should see the thread A-10 30mm gun test footage video for a good example of what a chaingun is.



posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 03:02 PM
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Like I said before, a Chaingun is not a Gatling


But the Bradley M242 25mm gun is quite impressive, if anyone saw the combat footage from Iraq, remember the Bradley firing it's gun? lots of explosion in the compound? that is a chaingun



posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
Ok I-ve heard of a weapon called a chaingun, I tried finding info on it but all I could find was a studio and a music group, So I am curious to know what a chaingun is.

And if this seems like a stupid qeustion keep in mind I only know things about energy weapons not projectile ones.


its actually called the Vulcan 25mm minigun.



posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 06:31 PM
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CASR DND 101 M242 25 MM

Looks almost like the Bushmaster to me, but it does have some variation. But not much in my opinion, call it the Canooks Bradley, which is what it is.



posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 06:46 PM
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its actually called the Vulcan 25mm minigun.


A minigun is a Gatling type Gun usining typically 7.62 NATO ammo like the M134.

The only 25mm Gatling is the GAU-12 which is typcially mounted on the AV-8B Harrier II and the LAV-ADS variant...

The Vulcan on the other hands is the M61A1/2 20mm cannon...



posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 07:32 PM
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Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo


its actually called the Vulcan 25mm minigun.


A minigun is a Gatling type Gun usining typically 7.62 NATO ammo like the M134.

The only 25mm Gatling is the GAU-12 which is typcially mounted on the AV-8B Harrier II and the LAV-ADS variant...

The Vulcan on the other hands is the M61A1/2 20mm cannon...


oops, i meant to say 20mm, i was thinking of the GAU when was typing that.



posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 08:01 PM
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Actually, a Gatlin gun can still be a chain gun. The definition of a chain gun states that its cycle is driven by mechanical means and not by gas pressure. I worked on the mini-gatlin guns on the Cobra helicopters, and they are definitely chain guns. A motor turns the rotating assembly of barrels. Each barrel is attached to a reciever which contains individual bolts. Each bolt has a guide bearing that travels in a cam groove. As the rotating assembly moves, each bearing moves forward and back causing the cycle - the casing with the cam groove remains stationary. The reason for using a mechanical system to achieve this - and this is just my opinion - is to probably to sustain high fire rates. A gas assisted system relies also on springs and at a certain rate, the action would effectively 'float'. By using a mechanical system, the only thing limiting the rate of fire is keeping the weapon cool. If it gets too hot, the weapon probably would explode before it would melt down. The barrels would get so hot they would expand and cause extreme overpressure when fired. If you ever have a gun pulled on you, my advice is to have the balls to stick your finger into the end of the barrel - if the guy pulls the trigger, you will lose a finger, but the gun may possibly blow apart!



posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 03:39 AM
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Originally posted by ben91069 (...) If you ever have a gun pulled on you, my advice is to have the balls to stick your finger into the end of the barrel - if the guy pulls the trigger, you will lose a finger, but the gun may possibly blow apart!


Hahhrhh... If you are able to do that, the guy would for sure pull the trigger. Because he would definitely see you as a loonie!



posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 04:09 AM
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Based on the idea of blocking the barrel, could you shove anything up the barrel then? Such as sticks, pens, nails, etc? Mind you he may just tip it out then shoot you ....



posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 09:09 AM
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Or just grab some dirt and jam it in there...



posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 06:33 PM
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Or, while you are trying to find objects to stick in the barrel, you could just instead disarm the man. Because grabbing the top part of the barrel and pointing it in a different direction, is alot easier than sticking things inside of the barrel.

How many people with guns do you know that would let his enemy stick things in the barrel voluntaringly?

Shattered OUT...



posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 06:55 PM
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If you play GTA:Vice City you'll know what it is. The chain gun in the game can literally blow up a tank and a few cars.



posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 08:59 PM
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Well I think you would have balls to stick your finger into the barrel of someones gun, but it was just a humorous idea. I think if you were so calm cool and collected to casually do it, the guy with the gun would probably not know what to do, unless of course the person has no conscience and pulls the trigger anyway. I agree, grabbing the gun and pointing it away would be way easier and probably more effective. Of course so is running like a madman. Unless someone is trying to actually kill you rather than just rob you, they can do no harm to you once you run away. A moving target is harder to hit with any gun, especially a handgun. Of course we are getting of the chain gun topic, so I will leave it at that.



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