Around 1862, exploiting advances in bullet technology, Richard Gatling invented the first true machine gun, heralding a new era in warfare. A weapon without equal, it had 10 barrels mounted in a circle that rotated either by hand cranking or by use of external power. MACHINE GUNS traces the development of these weapons and the evolution of several distinct types. Explore the innovations of pioneers like Hiram Maxim, view extensive battlefield action footage and learn how the machine gun has helped define modern warfare. B&W/Color, 50 minutes.
Video Cassette available in NTSC