Metal Storm


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bhhacker
June 29, 2007, 11:15 AM
Have you guys heard of this? I was checking out youtube and they have a couple of clips of this thing. They have a pistol that fires like 3 shots before it even recoils. Am I the only one that thinks that its pretty awesome in theory? Of course imagine the cost of all that ammo...

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tydephan
June 29, 2007, 12:09 PM
Am I the only one that thinks that its pretty awesome in theory?
Nope.

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=252798&highlight=%22Metal+Storm%22

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=145453&highlight=%22Metal+Storm%22

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=234116&highlight=%22Metal+Storm%22

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=223477&highlight=%22Metal+Storm%22

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=213273&highlight=%22Metal+Storm%22

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=178447&highlight=%22Metal+Storm%22

These are a few from the archives. There are many more...

Opinions range from "will never happen" to "coolest thing ever thought of."

JDGray
June 29, 2007, 12:33 PM
Seen it on Future Weapons, awsome weapon:)

Noxx
June 29, 2007, 12:52 PM
It's a fantastic firing system. If they ever figure out a way to feed it at the rates of fire it's capable of, it'll be really impressive.

While it may be the next big thing in crew served weapons, I think on the level of personal arms, anything that requires a power source isn't very appealing in my book.

CWL
June 29, 2007, 02:21 PM
It makes great sense as a shipboard defensive system. Good last resort to take out a cruise missle.

Makes no sense as a land-based offensive weapon.

Coronach
June 29, 2007, 02:45 PM
Well, it makes sense as a land based defensive weapon, though. Missiles attack fixed targets on land as well as ships at sea. It makes less sense as a mobile missile defense system, unless they can overcome:

1. size/shape restrictions.

2. power supply issues

3. ammo supply issues. That puppy will rip through the ammo.

But as a point defense weapon at an airfield or other high value target, it would be a great addition to the Patriot.

Mike

PS Plus, if you design the system to depress far enough to engage surface targets, I'm pretty sure that you can make a VBIED simply disappear before it gets close enough to do any damage. :evil:

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