I went to the Air Force armament musuem in FT Walton Beach Florida. this was on the wall with no information given.....What is it?
It reminds me of something which could have been made by the old 'Parks' Woodworking Machine Company. I still use an old Parks 12 Inch Power Feed Thickness Planer, and, I see a lot of the same parts and ways of engineering on it, as we see here with this! Lol...I've designed a few mechanisms and a few guns - nothing as wild as this. Here's my 15 minutes reverse engineerng
Until someone comes along knowing what it is, I see it as a wing mounted
flat version of the gatling gun. Probably Cold War experimental. EAch barrel has its own separate breech. I see this as the top view, with the ejection on the bottom (other side in this pix).
Power turns input shaft A --
Chain & sprocket B inputs power to operate breeching mechanisms C--
Ammo feed (detail missing) enters on bottom of pix, powered by sprockets D --
The Y shaped units E feed each round timed to the breeching of C --
A lot of detail left to imagination ---
JD,The AC-130 is "Spooky", "Puff the Magic Dragon" was a C-47 (AKA DC-3) with 4 or 6 cal. 308 mijniguns firing through the (as I recall) the Port side. Had occasion for it to bail my butt out of a rather sticky situation in the 'Nam.
Puff actually had a trio of 7.62 gatling guns and was first a converted DC-3 then named the C-47 that had lethal firepower. If you ever heard her fly overhead the sound was an amazing whirring/whooshing that is impossible to put an accurate description to. 18,000 rounds per minute, The drawback was she wasn't very fast, something like 170 mph....Vietnam Vet 1972 MtnSpurBC:
The AC-130 is "Spooky", "Puff the Magic Dragon" was a C-47 (AKA DC-3) with 4 or 6 cal. 308 mijniguns firing through the (as I recall) the Port side. Had occasion for it to bail my butt out of a rather sticky situation in the 'Nam.