Originally Posted by Huzzbutt
Why? Sure spinning stuff that shoots are awesome but this is just a whole lot of copy paste engineering for no gain at all.
Hell, even a Nordenfeldt gun would be a waste of machinery. I's Lasers, sure if they propelled something which by means of magical(not really) friction heated the barrels it would have made sense.
It's a PR Trick, nothing else.
Gimmicks are not science, science leads to Gimmicks but gimmicks are just stuff left in the deepest corner of your closet.
While useless in a military setting, a mining laser Gatling gun would be able to make round holes with fewer lasers than a fixed position one, assuming laser mining guns actually existed and that they just don't use a round laser aperture in the first place.
Beyond that, looks cool but the Gatling effect needs work.