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Panzerknacker
10-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Fornes Gear Gun.

Interesting design by an argentine inventor. This gun externally powered by an small electric motor fires at 5000 to 6000 rounds per minute with a single barrel.

http://i33.tinypic.com/29ojw46.jpg

The advantages over a gatling type are less bulk, weight, and low power consumption ( 15 % of a gatling equivalent) The cartrigde remain always coaxial to the barrel between the loading , firing and expulsion, and does not have any reprocicating movement.

Disadvantage is a notable overheating of the barrel in long burst wich probably would work better with water cooling.

Attemps by the inventor ( Javier Fornes, from Mendoza) to sell and develop a 20 /30 mm variant with the budgetary cooperation of the Argentine military has been unsuccesful so far.

3D animation of components and function

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xD0v5w1HOw


.38 special prototype firing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW7Rj8xqu-A

Churchill
10-04-2009, 03:43 PM
The advantages over a gatling type are less bulk, weight, and low power consumption ( 15 % of a gatling equivalent) The cartrigde remain always coaxial to the barrel between the loading , firing and expulsion, and does not have any reprocicating movement.

Disadvantage is a notable overheating of the barrel in long burst wich probably would work better with water cooling.
Tsk, PK, contradicting yourself again...:mrgreen:

Panzerknacker
10-04-2009, 04:41 PM
Less bulk and less weight than a gatling type machine gun. There is no contradiction on that, I forgot to put the "less" before weight.

The water cooling would add more weight thats for sure, but still is much lighter than the USAF multibarrel weapon.