By Alfred Koerner
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Distance of all guns from first target, Time of firing, two minutes. TABLE IV. I -g'r ::1 N ATU RE OF ARM. ,... ,... ; -25-Smm. Gatling Gun . r6'"'"· " 238 ,. I 338 I. 99 41 164 48 I CONCLUSIONS FROM THE FOREGOING. , we find that the -number of hits per 100 shots fired with the Revolving Cannon, during an equal length of time, are six times greater than those obtained with the I 1'"'" than with the Mountain Gatling. I 1mm Gatling Gun, and twenty times greater E The number of hits per kil. of expended ammunition 1;; less fo r the Revolving Cannon than for the Field Gatling, but more than for the Mountain Gatling, while the effective power• is:For the Revolving Cannon For th e Field Gatling .
Impossibility of being able to supply the g un with ammunition with the necessary precision and order. The speed of I 50 rounds per minute allows the application of the simple mechanism adopted for this arm, and it is also 4I with it to be less feared that ammunition may be unnecessarily wasted, as is the case with guns firing excessively fast. As in the Revolving Cannon, the turning of the crank causes the automatic loading firing and extraction of the fired cartridge-shells, all these operations being performed continuously during the movement of the crank.
A description of the Hotchkiss revolving cannon : with tables giving results obtained in experiments made with it by Alfred Koerner