An animation of a 10-barrel .45 cal 1874 Gatling gun, with 240 round Broadwell magazine. This gun was sometimes called the Camel gun, after some imaginative advertising. Earlier models of Gatling gun were heavy and difficult to transport across rough terrain. In 1872, Gatling patented a shorter lock design, which allowed a shorter and lighter firing mechanism, and with short barrels, a light Gatling could be transported by infantry and mounted on a tripod (or a Camel!). The firing pin of the lock runs through the lock ending with a knob. As the gun turns, a lug at the base of each lock runs in a racetrack which drives it forwards and pulls it backwards. Just short of the firing point, the firing pin knob is captured in a groove, so that as the lock continues forwards, the firing pin is held back and compresses the firing spring. For more details on vbbsmyt movies, Google for Victorian ship models, or anti torpedo boat guns
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.