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Can anyone name this machine gun for me?

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posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 08:49 AM
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On TV a while ago I saw a show that was showing advanced weapons and how they worked. The gun they showed at the end was this big box that had about 100 (maybe alot more) barrels that could rip anything to shreds with one blast of machine gun mayhem. Does anyone know the gun i'm talking about?




posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 08:59 AM
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Sounds like Metalstorm... www.metalstorm.com



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 09:02 AM
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Yes, I've heard about it... It's a big gun, that fires all of it's bullets nearly simoultaneously... I saw this weapon on "Discovery"...
It's made by the USA army...

I treid to find a picture of it, but without the name I wasn't succesfull...



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
Sounds like Metalstorm... www.metalstorm.com


Well it looks a bit like the one I've seen, but there's still something missing...



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 09:09 AM
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Yep! here it is! Apparently it fires one million rounds per minute


[edit on 13-8-2005 by Spreadthetruth]



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 09:45 AM
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How much ammo can you put on this thing? 1 million rounds per minute... it probably runs out of ammo after half a millisecond.



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 10:30 AM
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The weapon above just gave a whole new meaning to "Spray and Pray"

Hell, Why would we want a weapon like that?
Raining ton of bullets at enemy force?



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by Spreadthetruth


Yep! here it is! Apparently it fires one million rounds per minute


[edit on 13-8-2005 by Spreadthetruth]




AUSSIE Designed and made.......



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by Humster
The weapon above just gave a whole new meaning to "Spray and Pray"

Hell, Why would we want a weapon like that?
Raining ton of bullets at enemy force?


I think it would be rather usefull as an anti vehicule weapon.



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by thematrix
I think it would be rather usefull as an anti vehicule weapon.



I think it would be good as an anti-anything weapon!

Jesus.....you could take a battleship out with that thing!!!!!


Mic



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 10:59 AM
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The people at this company are mad!

Check this out.....


How good would that be on Robot Wars!!!!!.....



Mic


[edit on 13/8/2005 by MickeyDee]



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by MickeyDee

Originally posted by thematrix
I think it would be rather usefull as an anti vehicule weapon.

I think it would be good as an anti-anything weapon!

Jesus.....you could take a battleship out with that thing!!!!!
Mic


Wouldn't a missile do a better job? It may have high rate of fire, but, where can it be placed? Moreover, where can its ammo be placed?

[edit on 13-8-2005 by Humster]



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by MickeyDee
The people at this company are mad!
.....
[edit on 13/8/2005 by MickeyDee]


Replace with a 30mm chaingun and we have a ground support moblie turrent, for covering fire and sentry duty



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by MickeyDee
The people at this company are mad!

Check this out.....


How good would that be on Robot Wars!!!!!.....



Mic


[edit on 13/8/2005 by MickeyDee]

LMAO!!! What the hell are we gonna use that for?? Worming out badgers????
I swear thee should be a show for thses real deal battlebots



posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 12:48 PM
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I believe the box gun thingy is, if sustained, it can fire 1,000,000 rounds a minute



posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 01:17 PM
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I'm really no gun expert, but how would they keep that thing from melting? Wouldn't it have to do really short bursts?



posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 05:19 PM
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The gun was origonally made by an Australian in his garage. Each tube is fitted with electrical contacts along the tube which detonate the bullet cartigdes. it can be programmed to fire bursts of 1 round up to a million. each tube the bullets lay one behind the other.

there was a programme called tomorrows world on UK TV years ago and the prototype was on there.



posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 05:27 PM
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Yeah, these guys are definatly scarey..

www.metalstorm.com...

Seems alot of their stuff is Area Denial systems.. Man the perimeter without manning them


[edit on 8/14/2005 by QuietSoul]



posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 06:46 PM
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The weapon isn't for use against troops or vehicles, it's strictly anti-ordinance.

It's basically is designed to throw up a wall of lead or tungsten in the flight path of mortars and missles.

Using metalstorm against soft targets would be the very definition of overkill.



posted on Aug, 14 2005 @ 07:25 PM
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No moving parts, that's why it can fire so fast. And reloading is like a brown bess musket, muzzle first, so it's strictly a vehicle-mounted weapon.

Still, a couple of them on a Cessna would make your C130 Spectre (or is that Spooky) look like a pregnan whale. So what would they be like on a fast(ish) jet?
It might be a bit scary if you call in CAS and they're packing Metalstorm and you're not 100% confident in the pilots!







 
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