Type of action used in a chain gun


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mondocomputerman
March 20, 2008, 04:53 PM
I was wondering what type of action is used in a chain gun. My guess is that it is rotating bolt but have nothing to base that on.

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PercyShelley
March 20, 2008, 04:57 PM
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/systems/m242.htm

That's what it sounds like.

mondocomputerman
March 21, 2008, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the link, very interesting.

everallm
March 21, 2008, 03:23 PM
In summary,

A "chain gun" is a a weapon (typically a machine gun or cannon) using an external power system for the cycling action.

It does not use the chemical energy and recoil of the round.

Typically called a chain gun as the feed mechanism is usually a sprocket ans chain assembly.

Not to be confused with mini-gun or other Gatling types

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