A step up from the Gatling Gun (see here), which fired small arms ammunition, this Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon fired 37mm projectiles from its 5 barrels. This version is mounted for field work, but it was frequently used on naval platforms, especially lighter craft and gunboats. With the gun shield discarded, it could also be packed onto two mules.
|Manufactured in France, 1880|
|Detail of the business end|
Here is an example of a Naval Deck mounting (not my pic)
The Hotchkiss also came in larger calibre - 40, 47 and 53mm with increasing weight and reduced portability.