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S. Korea: Special Rifle with Airbust Ammo Developed (Xk-11 KNR: much like OICW)
http://article.joins.com/article/article.asp?total_id=2952961 ^ | 11/20/07

Posted on 11/20/2007 4:34:40 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: airburstammo; korea; oicw; xk11

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A OICW like rifle that using 20mm airbirst ammunition. (Its concepts are very similar-almost same)

If development completed. It will equipped 2 per one squad

The video also contains other footage:

- a portable tracked robot

-155mm artillery range extension round.

- Xk-2 armor test with 120mm gun

1 posted on 11/20/2007 4:34:41 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

These are needed on America’s southern border.


2 posted on 11/20/2007 4:59:37 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (AmericanInTokyo; Count THIS Freeper as solidly behind DUNCAN HUNTER 2008!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Once I got the explanation from the announcer everything was clear!


3 posted on 11/20/2007 5:00:14 PM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Recon Dad
She did not explain what it was capable of. She just said military is working on some cutting-edge weapons.:-)
4 posted on 11/20/2007 5:02:57 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Only on FR could you get a translation so fast, thanks!


5 posted on 11/20/2007 5:05:12 PM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Recon Dad

no doubt about it


6 posted on 11/20/2007 5:06:30 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (AmericanInTokyo; Count THIS Freeper as solidly behind DUNCAN HUNTER 2008!!!)
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To: Recon Dad
Once the video clip for the rifle is shown, the narrator did say that the airburst ammo is detonated in mid-air, and the shooter can calibrate how far the ammo travels before it is detonated.
7 posted on 11/20/2007 5:07:03 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

the video also says that the exploding ammo produces hundreds(?) of shrapnels


8 posted on 11/20/2007 5:10:16 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I seem to remember that we were working on something similar to that ammo. Never heard if it was put into service.


9 posted on 11/20/2007 5:10:59 PM PST by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: casino66
The story I heard that people complained that it is rather bulky, and hard to carry around. If made smaller, it compromises the firepower, so the argument goes.

I do not know if this will be successfully deployed. It is still in testing phase.

10 posted on 11/20/2007 5:16:27 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Pffffffft!.....................BOOM!

I'll take two before they are ATF classified as firearms.

Great on the deer stand.

11 posted on 11/20/2007 5:23:38 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Smoke the Commies/Islamics/Punks hiding behind a structure...
BUMP


12 posted on 11/20/2007 5:24:17 PM PST by VOA
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Saw something similar on FutureWeapons a few weeks ago.

The gun has a built in rangefinder. The soldier takes a reading of the range, it’s automatically sent to the round.
The soldier can fire through a window and the round explodes just inside, killing combatants inside without having to take out the wall..
IIRC it was 20mm.

Cool.


13 posted on 11/20/2007 5:36:21 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

whoa- that 20 mm airburst ammo must be something else !

If it has a rangefinder and the ammo travels to a certain distance then explodes in the air with hundreds of pieces of shrapnel, that means that it could wipe out a whole squad of 10-15 fellows if they are bunched together..if the kill radius is 25 yards, it could be devastating...Al-Q, kiss your *** goodbye baby !


14 posted on 11/20/2007 5:45:57 PM PST by billmor ( tenjooberrymuch)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
airbirst

???

15 posted on 11/20/2007 5:52:58 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: sionnsar
"airbirst "

No, it's "AIRBUST" as in the headline.

16 posted on 11/20/2007 6:00:34 PM PST by matthew fuller (Crop-circles, killer rabbits and UFO'S are caused by GLOBAL WARMING!)
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To: matthew fuller
Is that like this?


17 posted on 11/20/2007 6:13:45 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Candor7
“Great on the deer stand.”

Yeah, right. If you really were a hunter, you wouldn’t day that. Shrapnel would tear up the meat and make it inedible.

18 posted on 11/20/2007 6:19:15 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: sionnsar
Well, sorry. The comment part in the post is partly copied from some other source, which unfortunately contained this little misspelling, which I am made aware just now thanks to you.

Then I noticed that I made another misspelling "airbust."

Sorry about these mistakes. I was busy assembling together video, comment, and photo. I was not paying enough attention to spelling. I hope I can do better the next time around.:-)

19 posted on 11/20/2007 6:24:21 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

LOL. *\;-)


20 posted on 11/20/2007 6:28:20 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: sionnsar; TigerLikesRooster

LOL. *\;-)


21 posted on 11/20/2007 9:22:35 PM PST by matthew fuller (Crop-circles, killer rabbits and UFO'S are caused by GLOBAL WARMING!)
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