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Gyro-stabilized remote machine-gun system

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    There's a very interesting video here, depicting a new remotely-operated gyro-stabilized weapons system mount. It's demonstrated mainly with the M2 .50 BMG machine-gun, but can handle other MG's and grenade launchers. The video's about 6ΒΌ minutes long, but worth viewing.
  2. homeka45

    homeka45 Well-Known Member

    Nice to see the comments from the men in the field. They deserve the best we can give them.
  3. Nathanael_Greene

    Nathanael_Greene Well-Known Member

    Cool, but I wish whoever did the titles knew the difference between "ordinance" and "ordnance" (at 3:55 in the video). You can be sure their customer does.
  4. Fly320s

    Fly320s Well-Known Member

    It's a good blend of available technology, and a good system for our soldiers. But, whoever decided on the high school science film type voice over needs his helmet strap loosened. That voice over is terrible.

    One strange thing I noticed during the video. Starting at the 2 minute mark, there is a short clip of the M2 SRWS being fired while mounted on a HMMMV. Look closely at the empty cases that are ejected. Where do they go? Has that been edited?

    edit: Got it figured out. The editor ran a loop of a very short segment.
  5. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Well-Known Member

    Yawn, let me know when the M-56 smartgun (from Aliens) becomes a reality.:D
  6. GregGry

    GregGry Well-Known Member

    I like it, but the first thing that came to mind, is what happens if someone shoots out the lenses/cameras that are on the setup? Would you be a sitting duck in the vehical, with no way to operate your roof mounted firearm?
  7. GEM

    GEM Well-Known Member

    I want one on my Civic for home defense and mall terrorists. Will it be more effective than racking my shotgun to scare away bad guys?
  8. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    Link is broken. Can anyone host the file somewhere else?

    Considering that this system is an alternative to the current system of having a soldier sitting up there behind the gun in a ring mount, having a camera lens shot out is a better outcome than having a soldier shot in the head. The gun becomes non-operational in either case, but (1) a camera lens is a smaller target, and (2) I'd certainly rather a camera take the bullet than a human being...
  9. kel

    kel Well-Known Member

    How long till local PDs start fielding these at traffic stops?
    I give it 20 years for the price to come down and the military having extra worn out ones to give away, just like the ARs.
  10. SSTHitman

    SSTHitman Member

    I would be worried about not having any peripheral vision. Awesome idea though....definitely intimidating!
  11. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    Lack of peripheral vision isn't a problem for those who grew up playing FPS video games...


    I'm assuming this is the same system.

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