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6""" Gatling, and the number of hits • By the effective power of a n arm is understood the compound quantity which is governed by the number of hits on the targe ts, the time of firing, the dista nce the ta rgets a re placed from th e gun , a nd the dimensions of these targets. , the r,tnge a nd the dimensions of the targets, as these are chosen analogically to the circumstances under which the arms to be tested arc subjected in actual service, we have the mea ns of comparing different kinds of arms under the practical conditions they are employed in.

It is, besides, a very valuable arm for marine use, when placed on the decks of ships, or for arming boats and for landing purposes. For the last-named purposes, where it is not necessary that the gun should be absolutely without recoil, a lighter model is manufactured, its weight being only about 300 kil. In the Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon the advantages of the Mitrailleuse are combined with the long ranges, precision, and moral effect of the explosive . shells of artillery.. The projectiles have also, to a certain extent, the penetrating power of the same.

Length of entire cartridge . IooGT· 43 TH 1-lOTCIIKlSS REVOLVING I~ FORTIFICATION-GUN. This gun is also identical in its ge neral construction with the Revolving Cannon; but as it is designed to be employed as a gun of position, it is of a larger calibre, firing a projectile of zki!. sodil. , sha ll be per- formed automatically, so as to permit the dcli,·ery of 30 to 40 shots 'per minute without interm ission . For thi s the gun is mounted on a spec ial sta nding ca rriage of sufficient weig ht, and fitted with th e means of prevent in g recoi l.

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