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Gatling gun

Definition/Scope: Machine guns which operate on the Gatling principle where multiple barrels are mounted on a geared rotor which is driven by an electric or pneumatic motor. As the motor turns, each barrel fires once per revolution.

Broader Terms:

machine gun

Narrower Terms:

GAU-8/A Avenger
M61 Vulcan gatling gun

Related Terms:

GAU-12U Equalizer

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