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Deadliest weapons ever invented - Metal Storm
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Posted on 02/18/2012 10:46:35 AM PST by doug from upland

YOU MIGHT ENJOY THIS VIDEO. I wonder when Obama will say we are not allowed to use it.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kickmuslimasses; metalstorm; technology

1 posted on 02/18/2012 10:46:41 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Yeah, let’s leave it unattended. THAT’S the ticket!


2 posted on 02/18/2012 10:53:13 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: doug from upland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Storm
3 posted on 02/18/2012 10:57:55 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: doug from upland

And how long does it take to load one?


4 posted on 02/18/2012 11:00:21 AM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: doug from upland
Heh :)
5 posted on 02/18/2012 11:02:48 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Metal Storm II: The Destruction of Boroach Obuggery


6 posted on 02/18/2012 11:05:24 AM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: doug from upland

Metal Storm...I think I saw them once when they opened for Iron Maiden.


7 posted on 02/18/2012 11:13:15 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: doug from upland

This gadget has been around for 20 years, and noone has been able to find a use for it. The rounds don’t shoot accurately because the barrel length is different from subsequent rounds fired from the same barrel, in addition to being heated by previous rounds, and being subject to catastrophic destruction from cook-off. It is about as modern as the duck-foot flintlock pistol otherwise.


8 posted on 02/18/2012 11:28:01 AM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: doug from upland

Deadly Weapons, the movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069952/

(starring Chesty Morgan)


9 posted on 02/18/2012 11:36:12 AM PST by isom35
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To: donmeaker

I was an EARLY investor...didn’t pan out. They even tried developing this technology for fire department ladder trucks to use fighting high-rise structure fires, a method of “shooting” ropes, water bombs and the like from one of those batteries attached to a scaffolding on a truck mounted ladder. Never materialized.

No military has bought any either...sure looks cool and I was awestruck and thought it was a sure fire hit so I threw some money their way.


10 posted on 02/18/2012 11:38:29 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: donmeaker

Do you remember the “dread gun?” The thing that spins(?) and supposedly shoots ball-bearing-like projectiles, like 100,000 per minute with no recoil? I wonder what ever happened to that thing.

Freegards


11 posted on 02/18/2012 11:56:01 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: EveningStar
From the Wikipedia article:
In 2000 Chinese agents approached Michael O'Dwyer, inventor of the Metal Storm 'super gun' technology, and offered him US$100M to go to China to develop the technology[6][7]. O'Dwyer refused and informed the Australian government of the approach. Since then the Chinese have developed the technology independently. The China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) has details of a variety of Metal Storm-related research and development activity in China, including Close-In Weapons Systems for ships[8], and Hyper-velocity Ballistic Missile Interception[9]. The Chinese refer to their development efforts as 'Metal Storm' technology, with much of the research effort funded by the Central Government and conducted at Nanjing University.
Good to know he did the right thing, even if it only served to delay, not stop, the Chicom's development.

They have a lot of gall, calling their system by the same name. Probably for political reasons...

12 posted on 02/18/2012 12:03:19 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: SkyDancer

Not long if you consider it as a magazine and not lading individual barrels.

From the look of it if you unload this puppy on the bad guys, you’ll have plenty of time for a cup of coffee and a smoke before you’ll need any more ammo.

This thing has been around for a while. Sounds like a fart.


13 posted on 02/18/2012 12:03:38 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Ransomed

I remember that thing. Wasn’t it electromagnetic?


14 posted on 02/18/2012 12:05:47 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I believe it was invented down here in Australia.


15 posted on 02/18/2012 12:06:09 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: SkyDancer

Test it on the damn Roos.

I thought it would be fun to take a vacation down there to shoot Roos.

We have hogs up here now for sport.


16 posted on 02/18/2012 12:08:57 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: isom35
73-32-36 ??? and only 5'-5" tall ??? Yikes !!!!
17 posted on 02/18/2012 12:11:29 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

They can be pests at times but ....


18 posted on 02/18/2012 12:24:26 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: SkyDancer

As long as it takes you to snap the new barrel in place.

Might be difficult to design for belt-feed, too. Great initial volley, but then what?

Lotsa hype, but seems rather impractical.


19 posted on 02/18/2012 1:55:53 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I think a well aimed or electronically guided shell of some sort would be just as effective. I’ve seen what depleted uranium rounds can do (YouTube).


20 posted on 02/18/2012 2:07:14 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: doug from upland
since they don't show it being reloaded, i take it the barrels come preloaded making it basically in practice a onetime use point defense weapon and also making a much heavier and more expensive reloading operation than the standard belt or magazine if and when the time comes
21 posted on 02/18/2012 2:23:57 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SkyDancer

I assume they aren’t very tasty.


22 posted on 02/18/2012 2:41:51 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Here’s an article from gizmodo on the dread gun I found after I got curious.

http://gizmodo.com/224739/dread-silent—monster-weapon-spins-out-120000-rounds-per-minute

I think it is electrically powered, but it spins out the balls like a leaky centrifuge I think. From another article: “the DREAD is an electrically-powered centrifuge weapon, or centrifuge “gun.”

Pretty wild in any case. I wonder what the forces would be like for something spinning so fast, would it have a gyroscopic effect?

Freegards


23 posted on 02/18/2012 6:33:17 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

Kind of a Cave Man super slingshot. David and Goliath stuff.


24 posted on 02/18/2012 10:21:36 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: doug from upland
Again, we are the toughest military in the world and can kick ANYBODY'S ash if Obama and the rest will just get out of the way.
25 posted on 02/19/2012 4:34:12 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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