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My peeve: Incorrect usage of the term "chain gun."

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Which of these two guns is a chain gun?

A is a chain gun.
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79%
B is a chain gun.
2
5%
Both are chain guns.
5
13%
Neither are chain guns.
1
3%
 
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My peeve: Incorrect usage of the term "chain gun."

Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:06 pm

Poll to follow, but quick...

Which of these two is a chain gun?



[A] Notice that it has one barrel?
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or...

[B] Notice that it has six barrels?
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Unread postAuthor: spudtyrrant » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:10 pm

a fo sho (message to short)
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:14 pm

[A]...

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:15 pm

This bothers me as well!

A) is a 30mm Hughes M230 Chain Gun as is commonly found hanging underneath the Apache.

B) is the Minigun's little brother in 5.56mm, the XM-214 "microgun" - which is NOT a chain gun, but a Gatling gun.
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Unread postAuthor: McCoytheGreater » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:29 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:B) is the Minigun's little brother in 5.56mm, the XM-214 "microgun" - which is NOT a chain gun, but a Gatling gun.


Rabble rabble rabble rabble!

Gatling gun. Not chain gun. Does this mean that Doom got it wrong?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:35 pm

Feel free to argue with Alliant Techsystems Inc. ;) it's Chain Gun <sup>TM</sup>
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Unread postAuthor: USGF » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:50 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Feel free to argue with Alliant Techsystems Inc. ;) it's Chain Gun <sup>TM</sup>



JSR,

The old Dillon video called "Machine Gun Magic" showed the internals of a 30mm Chain Gun in motion. It had a double row roller chain actuating what looked like an M16 bolt on steroids. I've not seen that vid anywhere online.... Is is on sale at Dillon in DVD version now....

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Unread postAuthor: McCoytheGreater » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:56 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Feel free to argue with Alliant Techsystems Inc. ;) it's Chain Gun <sup>TM</sup>


Oh, I'm not arguing. I'm just a little disheartened that our first beloved first-person-shooter DOOM would mislead so many impressionable youths.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:09 pm

McCoytheGreater wrote:Oh, I'm not arguing. I'm just a little disheartened that our first beloved first-person-shooter DOOM would mislead so many impressionable youths.

Oh God... It never dawned on me that DOOM is probably the source for the confusion of so many. What's worse, is that John Carmack is a person I exchange email with on a regular basis (we share some interests). I suddenly have this urge to email him like, "John, WTF were you thinking!? Why did you call it a chain gun you arse!"
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:16 pm

What? There were factual inaccuracies in a video game?!

Blasphemous! Now who's gonna raise the next generation of young, innocent children?
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Unread postAuthor: McCoytheGreater » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:45 pm

Insomniac wrote:What? There were factual inaccuracies in a video game?!

Blasphemous! Now who's gonna raise the next generation of young, innocent children?


I think it's already happening with Medal of Honor and Call of Duty. Luckily the weapons on there are fairly accurate.
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:18 pm

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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:11 pm

Definatley 'A' the six barrels would make that some kind of minigun/gattling gun style weapon.
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:49 pm

Educate the masses. What defines what is and is not a chain gun?
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Unread postAuthor: Marffy » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:03 pm

there is no chain on either gun. there is no chain gun! :shock:
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