This animation shows the mechanism used in the 1865 model Gatling Gun. It is taken from Richard J Gatling’s Patent of that year. The 1865 model exploited the improved quality and availability of metallic cartridges at the end of the American Civil war. This animation has no commentary or sound. If you are interested in a description of how the gun worked, search for ‘Victorian ship models’ or ‘Anti torpedo boat guns’ to get to my site.
Hi, I’m Rob, otherwise known as VBBSMYT.
I create the animations on my iMac using Cinema 4D, which I find very intuitive, and allows me to add smoke and flames, and then send the model to my trusty Render farm.
I make my models as accurate as possible through reference books and particularly good drawings. You may have seen my animations of early torpedoes and machine guns on YouTube. I enjoy finding out how things work and it has been fascinating to track the development from the late Victorian period up to World War 1.