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Author: Joseph Berk
ISBN: 158160579X
Subcategory: Military
Pages 136 pages
Publisher Paladin Press (January 1, 2007)
Language English
Category: History
Rating: 4.7
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eBook The Gatling Gun: 19th Century Machine Gun To 21st Century Vulcan download

by Joseph Berk


Joseph Berk is a motorcycle enthusiast who has owned and ridden Harley-Davidsons for many years. It traces different guns built on the Gatling design, follows their evolution and describes the various improvements as the guns were replaced over time

Joseph Berk is a motorcycle enthusiast who has owned and ridden Harley-Davidsons for many years. An engineer with roughly 25 years in the defense industry, he also enjoys photography and writing and has published short stories in EasyRider and Iron Horse magazines. It traces different guns built on the Gatling design, follows their evolution and describes the various improvements as the guns were replaced over time. There are details on tripod-mounted weapons, ship-mounted guns, aircraft-mounted vulkans, and various tanks with Gatling and Vulkan turrets.

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Here is the first complete 130-year history of what is a truly remarkable and. Gatling Gun: 19th Century Machine Gun To 21st Century Vulcan.

Richard Gatling is to machine guns as Joseph Guillotine is t. ell . el. eheading machines! The 19th century was a time of mechanical entrepreneurship and it supported the development of many devices including the machine gun. Although the Gatling gun, patented Nov. 4, 1862, proved to be a superior weapon, the Billinghurst-Requa battery, patented Sept. This allowed the Gatling gun to fire 300 rounds per minute with each barrel firing only 50 rounds.

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Here is the first complete 130-year history of what is a truly remarkable and timeless weapon. Author Joseph Berk traces the glorious career of this multi-barreled, high-rate-of-fire gun from its inception during the Civil War to its current role as a state-of-the-art modern combat system of the US military. Conventional History Military Military Science Modern (16th-21st Centuries) Weapons & Warfare.

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Category: Books Tags: Gatling Gun, Machine Gun. Description. Soft cover book in as new condition. The latter history of this iconic gun. Related products. Firearms Blueing and Browning.

More than 130 years after its introduction, the Gatling is a force to be reckoned with. After being declared obsolete in 1911, it staged an impressive comeback as the Vulcan in the 1950s, terrified the Vietcong in the jungles of Vietnam and contributed to the swift defeat of Iraqi troops in the liberation of Kuwait. It will no doubt play a vital military role well into the 21st century, and this is the definitive book on its history, development and technology.

The Gatling Gun : 19th Century Machine Gun to 21st Century Vulcan. By (author) Joseph Berk. Format Paperback 129 pages. Dimensions 215 x 280 x 1. 5mm 404g. Publication date 01 Dec 1991. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

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More than 130 years after its introduction, the Gatling is a force to be reckoned with. After being declared obsolete in 1911, it staged an impressive comeback as the Vulcan in the 1950s, terrified the Vietcong in the jungles of Vietnam and contributed to the swift defeat of Iraqi troops in the liberation of Kuwait. It will no doubt play a vital military role well into the 21st century, and this is the definitive book on its history, development and technology.
Na
When I was looking for a book on gatling guns, vulkans, and miniguns, I was probably looking for something that I was unlikely to find -- a book that described exactly how these types of weapons work. This book isn't that, although there are diagrams (mostly of old Gatling Guns) demonstrating how a mechanical firing mechanism works with multiple revolving barrels.

This book is primarily a historical survey of multi-barrelled guns from the earliest Gatlings to modern Vulkans. It traces different guns built on the Gatling design, follows their evolution and describes the various improvements as the guns were replaced over time. There are details on tripod-mounted weapons, ship-mounted guns, aircraft-mounted vulkans, and various tanks with Gatling and Vulkan turrets. The writing is clear and easy to read, and there are numerous photographs to show the reader what is being discussed.

I would guess that this book would be fun reading for a gun enthusiast, or a person interested in war history. As far as I know, it's the only book on the subject. Miniguns are not discussed at all.
Landarn
Not exactly what I was expecting IT IS THE HISTORY OF THE GUN FROM CONCEPTION TO CURRENT TIMES. So beware, if your looking for plans or technical description this is NOT the book for you. It has great info but I was looking for something more technical. not a bad book just wrong book for my uses.
SmEsH
Great book
sunrise bird
Great product and a great vendor
Endieyab
While it is a VERY informative read, not worth [money] though, it suffers from a flew flaws.
1. Lack of pictures. There are several, but there really should have been more.
2. No index.
3. There is prety much NO info on the M134, which is what I was looking forward too. Although the guns that are described are much more powerful, there should have been some information on this.
Try to find a used copy, because it isn't worth the normal price.
Konetav
I enjoyed this book. Well written with lots of info that was new to me. I like that the author covers in detail from early examples to modern guns still in use. A very good read.
Beazezius
A fairly concise yet complete review of the many variants of the famous Gatling gun. Here are traced its roots from the invention of Richard Gatling, its priciples of working, its evolution into the 20mm Vulcan and all the subsequent evolution thereon. Also included are a description of the 30mm GAU-8A Avenger cannon, mounted on the Thunderbolt tank-buster aircraft, the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System for ship protection, Vulcan Air defense System, pod mounted Gatling guns and a history of the development of the Gunship Aircraft. Probably the only book in commerce to treat every facet of these related but very specialistic topic. Very worth the price if you are curious about this fearsome weapon system.
Nice layout and good supply of information. A little brief in some areas, but overall very interesting and well-written. Good illustrations and detailed charts. An interesting read for the Gatling gun lovers out there! I you ever wondered how it works, this is the book you need!!