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Chain Gun

A chain gun is a type of machine gun or autocannon that uses an external source of power, rather than diverting energy from the cartridge, to cycle the weapon, and does so via a continuous loop of chain similar to that used on a motorcycle or bicycle. "Chain gun" is a registered trademark of Alliant Techsystems Inc. for a chain-powered weapon.

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Chain Gun - Distinction From Gatling Guns
... A chain gun has a single barrel while a Gatling gun/Minigun has several rotating barrels ... It is a common error to refer to Gatling guns as chain guns, particularly in connection with entertainment such as video games (notably the popular first-person shooter Doom) ...
Trinity (nuclear Test) - History - The Manhattan Project
... the development of the necessary fissile materials to power the nuclear chain reactions in the atomic bombs and on the design, testing, and manufacture of the bombs themselves ... limitations to producing a slow-neutron nuclear chain reaction ... These extra neutrons implied a high probability that a gun-type bomb with plutonium would detonate too early, before a critical mass was formed, scattering the plutonium and producing a small "fizzle" of a nuclear ...
Singapore Army - Equipment
... Main battle tanks ~212 Leopard 2SG (120mm Rheinmetall L44 main gun) >132 (includes 30 spare tanks, excludes 10 Bergepanzer-3 B├╝ffel ARVs) Mechanized infantry Combat Vehicles / IFVs 857 Bionix II (30mm Bushmaster II ...
CAIC WZ-10 - Design - Weaponry - Cannon and Machine Guns
... Internal armament consists of a gun mount installed on the chin of the aircraft (likely to be of 30mm calibre) ... Two stub wings provide attachment points for external ordnance or gun pods ... The guns are mounted either in the chain gun form, or in the turret ...
M230 Chain Gun
... The Hughes M230 Chain Gun is a 30 mm, single-barrel automatic cannon developed by Hughes and now manufactured by Alliant Techsystems ... It is an electrically operated chain gun, a weapon that uses external power instead of recoil to load its rounds ...

Famous quotes containing the words gun and/or chain:

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