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Gyro-stabilized remote machine-gun system

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

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  1. Preacherman

    Preacherman Member

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    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 6¼ minutes long, but worth viewing.
     
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    Nice to see the comments from the men in the field. They deserve the best we can give them.
     
  3. Nathanael_Greene

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

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

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

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

    http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htarm/articles/20060310.aspx

    I'm assuming this is the same system.
     
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