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The projectiles have also, to a certain extent, the penetrating power of the same. The superiority of the Revolving Cannon over Mitrailleuses becomes the more remarkable the greater which it is used; :whilst at ranges up to the 250 distance at or 300"'•'· and for purposes of flank defence, case-shot also can be used with success. It is evident therefore that both in mechanism and in general results, this arm possesses important advantages over all other systems of machine-guns. 40 The system of the Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon is not restricted to any particular calibre ; it can be constructed either as a Mitrailleuse, which employs small-arm ammunition, or of calibres much larger than the before described gun, thereby affording the advantage of uniformity in the system of armament.
25-Smm. Gatling Gun . r6'"'"· " 238 ,. I 338 I. 99 41 164 48 I CONCLUSIONS FROM THE FOREGOING. , we find that the -number of hits per 100 shots fired with the Revolving Cannon, during an equal length of time, are six times greater than those obtained with the I 1'"'" than with the Mountain Gatling. I 1mm Gatling Gun, and twenty times greater E The number of hits per kil. of expended ammunition 1;; less fo r the Revolving Cannon than for the Field Gatling, but more than for the Mountain Gatling, while the effective power• is:For the Revolving Cannon For th e Field Gatling .