Firing an Original Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon

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Several years ago, my friend Joe Lozen had an opportunity to fire an original Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon. He kindly sent me this clip – it is the only footage of one of these actually firing live ammunition (note the recoil) that I am aware of. Thanks, Joe!

You can also see some video of US military drill and blank firing from the Fields of Thunder Museum here: https://youtu.be/XDPvKfxfvf0?t=455

These cannons have a cluster of 5 barrels that rotate, chambered for 37mm (1.5″) shells. For more information on the design and history, see my full video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQEs6i4fwLA

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