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    Replacement for the family dog?

    I saw this article and had to share it, can't wait to see this thing in action!!

    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-981...ubj=news&tag=2
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    I've honestly thought that thing was a major overkill. How many rounds per minute do you need? I doubt it will be fielded.

    I wouldn't want to haul the ammo for it, for sure!
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    It kinda seems to work the way electric paintball guns work. Current is used to activate a switch to move a bolt.

    Makes sense that it shoots so much faster because those electrons move way faster than gases expanding from a primer.

    Or maybe I don't know what I am even talking about. Still cool though
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    I've honestly thought that thing was a major overkill. How many rounds per minute do you need? I doubt it will be fielded.

    I wouldn't want to haul the ammo for it, for sure!
    A million rounds per minute would probably melt any barrel out there, but a high rpm would be good for missile defense on a ship, like the Phalanx (CIWS). The mini-guns on our HH-60s shoot about 3000-6000 rpm, but only in short burps. I'd like to see the ammo for this, I imagine it's shorter than a standard round?
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    I think the video for that was posted about a year ago. Still very cool.

    This might take gun technology in a totally different direction. Think of the maintenance of something like that. You'd need a degree in computer tech to keep that running in the long term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elipson
    I think the video for that was posted about a year ago. Still very cool.

    This might take gun technology in a totally different direction. Think of the maintenance of something like that. You'd need a degree in computer tech to keep that running in the long term.
    Woops, saw the mean looking robot and got all excited. I guess watching Robocop as a kid has a lasting effect. As for the maintenance, wouldn't it have less moving parts? The only new concern would be breaking electrical components if dropped IMO. But I'm not a weapons expert, I work on electronic warfare stuff (jammers, detection, etc)
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    I remember reading a book on Stealth planes as a kid in junior high that discussed a future jetfighter cannon with a moveable barrell. The idea was that it would have servomotors on it to move it a little with each shot. Basically the pattern or grouping would stretch out, like a shotgun blast. I'm surprised that idea never got used for anti-personnel heavy weapons.
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    With today's technology, that would be a waste of ammo. Better to use a claymore mine.
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    All that electronic stuff is gonna be hell to maintain in the field. Think of dust,mud, rain, snow, getting dropped, getting shot, getting shrapnel in it.

    Simpler is better.
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    Also, isn't the metalstorm's high rate of fire meant to punch through armor? I have a SOF article somewhere around here when MS first came out that said that it could defeat heavy armor with small rounds, because so many hit in the exact same spot in succession.

    I've heard stories about SWAT officers being trained to defeat bad guys with vests by holding a SMG on one spot full auto. That sounds real hard, espicially against a moving target, not to mention kickback, etc., etc. I'd love to hear from the LEOs and soldiers on that.

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