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Rotational cannon steampunk

Final image of a historical steampunk style mutli-barreled weapon i did as part of a tutorial explaining my concept process.

The steam boiler encases the main length of the rotating barrels, and after an initial heat-up by the underslung heating elements, uses the heat of friction generated by firing to maintain steam pressure and fire the caseless powderless projectiles.

You could whoop some Victorian ass with this puppy I think.
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Nice concept, man :)
PioneeringAuthor's avatar
Wow, this is very well-thought out and even a bit scientific sounding. I really like this idea.

The pioneer of fan fiction ~+~
shanblue's avatar
This looks and sounds awesome!
Very awesome, man! :)
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Drock625's avatar
Goddamn I'd like to use this in my story.

But I need to learn more about it and ask your permission first, could I use this in a story?
Steambigbear's avatar
Thats crazy cool.
AwkwardVulpix's avatar
This is a work of beauty. Never before have I seen a more thought-out, realistic, just utterly outstanding steampunk gatling gun. Sure, it would weigh a ton, but this could actually work, in real life, as in, firing actual bullets at a decent rate.
You are a true genius. Da Vinci would be proud.
WatchmakerFX's avatar
You sir are a genius ^_^
Duerkark-the-Witness's avatar
That's kind of the best thing ever.
GreieverX987's avatar
The very concept of "kicking ass and taking names" in physical form, I see. Nice work here, man!
austin57's avatar
hey im writing a book can i use this?
DESTRAUDO's avatar
If you are willing to pay 50 usd for the non exclusive right to, sure.
austin57's avatar
yeah let me think about that ummm ill pass
DESTRAUDO's avatar
I suspected as much.
joiless's avatar
The gas jet heating system and the giant flywheel are definitely my favorite parts. On the chainsaw grip, is that a brake lever? I imagine having a way to slow the thing to a stop after you're done leveling Holmes' townhouse would be useful, since it sounds like once you've started the thing up, it'll keep spinning even when you're *not* firing, and that could lead to unpleasant flywheel accidents. (It's hard to wear a suitably awesome scarf if you have to worry that you'll get it caught in your rotational cannon whilst stowing it.)
DESTRAUDO's avatar
The mental image of scarf related flywheel accidents is GOLD to me.
joiless's avatar
Capes and turbines, turbans and pilot lights, scarves and flywheels. Every fashion decision a villain makes has to be weighed against the likelihood of some kind of horrific mechanical mishap.
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CoffeeStainStudios's avatar
haha that is an awesome gun. I like how you have thought it through.
DESTRAUDO's avatar
Thanks! I wanted to try and make it look like it could work. XD
Von-Krupp's avatar
Now THIS is what I call a fantastic steampunk design.
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