Machine Gun Term Paper by The Research Group

Machine Gun
The invention, development, features, pros and cons as weapon use in war from the late 18th to early 20th century.
# 15559 | 1,575 words | 5 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Engineering (General)

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"The Technological Development & Application of the Machine Gun
This research traces the technological development and application of the machine gun. John Ellis wrote The Social History of the Machine Gun from a general perspective of the development and application of technology. Ellis worried, however, because machine guns, to use his words, head become an "indispensable aid" not only to soldiers and the police, but also to terrorists.

For better or worse, the technology of the machine gun is now a part of human existence. The insinuation of machine technology into human society began in 1884, when the first effective fully automatic machine gun was developed and patented in the United States by Hiram Maxim. Multi-barreled weapons, such as the Gatling Gun, had been used earlier in the..."

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