Revolver Cannon Design

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  1. Broncazonk

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    Does anyone have a link to pictures and description of a revolver cannon?

    I'm not talking a Gatling cannon, a revolver cannon.

    Thanks!!

    Bronc
     
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    Here a squematic of the Mauser MG 213 wich is the "father" of all the aircraft revolver cannons. The gun used a part of the gasses to move a slide back and forward for managing the extraction and introduction in the chamber of cartrigde cases. It fires ellectrically.

    To say it in short terms : it combined the action of a revolver with one of a semiauto pistol.

    [​IMG]

    The french DEFAs, the US Pontiac M39 and the british ADEN family are all "modern" variants of the german gun.
     
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    I couldn't figure out how the shell-casing was extracted.

    Bronc
     
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    Hi,

    In my searching i found a nice GIF for a very simple illustration of the way a revolver cannon cycles.

    original is from this site:
    Messerschmitt Me 264 | jetcero

    canon_revolver_mauser_mg_213_ani-1.gif

    Regards,

    Rover.
     
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    So it's kind of like a gatling gun but with only 1 barrel instead of 6
     
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    Actually no.

    Two major differences.
    1. the Gatling gun and decedents use a bolt, extractor and firing pin for every barrel.
    2.the Gatling gun and decedents were in continuous rotation, they didn't start and stop the rotation.
     
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