Accession Number:

ADA179871

Title:

The History of the Aerial Gatling Gun.

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This historical analysis traces the history of the Gatling gun as an aerial weapon. The end of World War II is the starting point for the analysis, and the focus is the development of the weapon for U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft. Chapter One examines some of the aerial combat lessons of World War II, from both Allied and German perspectives, thereby establishing a need for the weapon. The remaining three chapters look at development of the weapon, weapon deployment up through 1986, and the future beyond 1986, respectively.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE