Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Install
Faster access than browser!
 

Rate of fire

+ Save concept

Rate of fire is the frequency at which a specific weapon can fire or launch its projectiles. [1]

42 relations: Aircraft, Artillery, Assault rifle, Attack helicopter, Autocannon, Automatic firearm, Automatic rifle, Blowback (firearms), Bolt action, Breech-loading weapon, Cooking off, Firepower, Gatling gun, GAU-8 Avenger, Heavy machine gun, Ho-103 machine gun, Human factors and ergonomics, Infantry, Internal combustion engine cooling, John Browning, M1917 Browning machine gun, M1919 Browning machine gun, M2 Browning, Machine gun, Machine pistol, Maxim gun, Minigun, Multiple-barrel firearm, Quick-firing gun, Selective fire, Self-propelled gun, Semi-automatic firearm, Semi-automatic rifle, Small arms, Submachine gun, Tank, Thermal shock, Vickers machine gun, Water jacket, Weapon, World War I, .50 BMG.

Aircraft

An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.

New!!: Rate of fire and Aircraft · See more »

Artillery

Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

New!!: Rate of fire and Artillery · See more »

Assault rifle

An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.

New!!: Rate of fire and Assault rifle · See more »

Attack helicopter

An attack helicopter is an armed helicopter with the primary role of an attack aircraft, with the capability of engaging targets on the ground, such as enemy infantry and armored fighting vehicles.

New!!: Rate of fire and Attack helicopter · See more »

Autocannon

An autocannon or automatic cannon is a large, fully automatic, rapid-fire projectile weapon that fires armour-piercing or explosive shells, as opposed to the bullet fired by a machine gun.

New!!: Rate of fire and Autocannon · See more »

Automatic firearm

An automatic firearm continuously fires rounds as long as the trigger is pressed or held and there is ammunition in the magazine/chamber.

New!!: Rate of fire and Automatic firearm · See more »

Automatic rifle

An automatic rifle is a type of self-loading rifle that is capable of automatic fire.

New!!: Rate of fire and Automatic rifle · See more »

Blowback (firearms)

Blowback is a system of operation for self-loading firearms that obtains energy from the motion of the cartridge case as it is pushed to the rear by expanding gas created by the ignition of the propellant charge.

New!!: Rate of fire and Blowback (firearms) · See more »

Bolt action

Bolt action is a type of firearm action where the handling of cartridges into and out of the weapon's barrel chamber are operated by manually manipulating the bolt directly via a handle, which is most commonly placed on the right-hand side of the weapon (as most users are right-handed).

New!!: Rate of fire and Bolt action · See more »

Breech-loading weapon

A breech-loading gun is a firearm in which the cartridge or shell is inserted or loaded into a chamber integral to the rear portion of a barrel.

New!!: Rate of fire and Breech-loading weapon · See more »

Cooking off

Cooking off (or thermally induced firing) is ammunition exploding prematurely due to heat in the surrounding environment.

New!!: Rate of fire and Cooking off · See more »

Firepower

Firepower is the military capability to direct force at an enemy.

New!!: Rate of fire and Firepower · See more »

Gatling gun

The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun.

New!!: Rate of fire and Gatling gun · See more »

GAU-8 Avenger

The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type autocannon that is typically mounted in the United States Air Force's Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II.

New!!: Rate of fire and GAU-8 Avenger · See more »

Heavy machine gun

The heavy machine gun or HMG is a class of machine gun implying greater characteristics than general purpose or medium machine guns.

New!!: Rate of fire and Heavy machine gun · See more »

Ho-103 machine gun

The 12.7mm Type 1 (1941) was a Japanese aircraft machine gun widely used during World War II and also known as the Ho-104.

New!!: Rate of fire and Ho-103 machine gun · See more »

Human factors and ergonomics

Human factors and ergonomics (commonly referred to as Human Factors), is the application of psychological and physiological principles to the (engineering and) design of products, processes, and systems.

New!!: Rate of fire and Human factors and ergonomics · See more »

Infantry

Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.

New!!: Rate of fire and Infantry · See more »

Internal combustion engine cooling

Internal combustion engine cooling uses either air or a liquid to remove the waste heat from an internal combustion engine.

New!!: Rate of fire and Internal combustion engine cooling · See more »

John Browning

John Moses Browning (January 23, 1855 – November 26, 1926) was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of military and civilian firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms, many of which are still in use around the world.

New!!: Rate of fire and John Browning · See more »

M1917 Browning machine gun

The M1917 Browning machine gun is a heavy machine gun used by the United States armed forces in World War I, World War II, Korea, and to a limited extent in Vietnam; it has also been used by other nations.

New!!: Rate of fire and M1917 Browning machine gun · See more »

M1919 Browning machine gun

The M1919 Browning is a.30 caliber medium machine gun that was widely used during the 20th century, especially during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

New!!: Rate of fire and M1919 Browning machine gun · See more »

M2 Browning

The M2 Machine Gun or Browning.50 Caliber Machine Gun is a heavy machine gun designed toward the end of World War I by John Browning.

New!!: Rate of fire and M2 Browning · See more »

Machine gun

A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm designed to fire bullets in rapid succession from an ammunition belt or magazine, typically at a rate of 300 rounds per minute or higher.

New!!: Rate of fire and Machine gun · See more »

Machine pistol

A machine pistol is typically a handgun-style machine gun, capable of fully automatic or burst fire, and chambered for pistol cartridges.

New!!: Rate of fire and Machine pistol · See more »

Maxim gun

The Maxim gun was a weapon invented by American-born British inventor Hiram Stevens Maxim in 1884: it was the first recoil-operated machine gun in production.

New!!: Rate of fire and Maxim gun · See more »

Minigun

The M134 Minigun is a 7.62×51mm NATO, six-barrel rotary machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute) which can also fire at a high sustained rate.

New!!: Rate of fire and Minigun · See more »

Multiple-barrel firearm

A multiple barrel firearm is a firearm of any type with more than one barrel, usually to increase the rate of fire/hitting probability and to reduce barrel erosion/overheating.

New!!: Rate of fire and Multiple-barrel firearm · See more »

Quick-firing gun

A quick-firing gun (in U.S. parlance, 'rapid-firing') is an artillery piece, typically a gun or howitzer, which has several characteristics which taken together mean the weapon can fire at a fast rate.

New!!: Rate of fire and Quick-firing gun · See more »

Selective fire

Selective fire means the capability of a weapon to be adjusted to fire in semi-automatic, burst mode, and/or fully automatic firing mode.

New!!: Rate of fire and Selective fire · See more »

Self-propelled gun

A self-propelled gun (SPG) is a form of self-propelled artillery, and in modern use is usually used to refer to artillery pieces such as howitzers.

New!!: Rate of fire and Self-propelled gun · See more »

Semi-automatic firearm

A semi-automatic firearm, or self-loading firearm, is one that not only fires a bullet each time the trigger is pulled, but also performs all steps necessary to prepare it to discharge again—assuming cartridges remain in the firearm's feed device.

New!!: Rate of fire and Semi-automatic firearm · See more »

Semi-automatic rifle

A semi-automatic rifle, also known as a self-loading rifle ('SLR') or auto-loading rifle, is a self-loading rifle that fires a single round each time the trigger is pulled.

New!!: Rate of fire and Semi-automatic rifle · See more »

Small arms

Small arms include handguns (revolvers and pistols) and long guns, such as rifles, carbines, shotguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, personal defense weapons, and light machine guns.

New!!: Rate of fire and Small arms · See more »

Submachine gun

A submachine gun (SMG) is a magazine-fed, automatic carbine designed to fire pistol cartridges.

New!!: Rate of fire and Submachine gun · See more »

Tank

A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.

New!!: Rate of fire and Tank · See more »

Thermal shock

Thermal shock occurs when a thermal gradient causes different parts of an object to expand by different amounts.

New!!: Rate of fire and Thermal shock · See more »

Vickers machine gun

The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled.303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army.

New!!: Rate of fire and Vickers machine gun · See more »

Water jacket

A water jacket is a water-filled casing surrounding a device, typically a metal sheath having intake and outlet vents to allow water to be pumped through and circulated.

New!!: Rate of fire and Water jacket · See more »

Weapon

A weapon, arm or armament is any device used with intent to inflict damage or harm.

New!!: Rate of fire and Weapon · See more »

World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

New!!: Rate of fire and World War I · See more »

.50 BMG

The.50 Browning Machine Gun (.50 BMG, 12.7×99mm NATO and designated as the 50 Browning by the C.I.P.) is a cartridge developed for the Browning.50 caliber machine gun in the late 1910s.

New!!: Rate of fire and .50 BMG · See more »

Redirects here:

Cyclic rate, Fire rate, Firing rate, Rate Of Fire, Rate of Fire, Rounds per minute.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rate_of_fire

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »