Gatling Gun | Dr Richard Jordan Gatling | Inventions of War

Gatling Gun | Dr Richard Jordan Gatling | Inventions of War

Dr Richard Jordan Gatling devised the remarkable Gatling Gun during The American Civil War with the intention of saving lives.

The Gatling Gun went into service and was used with some success in the Spanish – American war of 1898. In the heat of battle the human operator turned out to be the gun’s weakest link. The Gatling Gun was retired after it had proven too unreliable for battlefield use.

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