Lets not shoot these people down, lets give people the opportunity to present some origional thoughts. OK, so some of these aren't too practical, but
there may be the workings of something workable here. You knock the "SMG mounted under an explosive launcher" idea, but the US government has spent
countless millions into the same idea with the OICW (albeit with a grenade launcher instead of an AT weapon), so I say lets not knock these
suggestions, but bring them on!
War is too expensive a knight-sport to just 'bring it on' for no cause. If people saw it as a really stupid way to trade our youth's 300,000
dollar lives for a bullet 'that will always cost 25 cents'-
They might think twice about how easy it is to die /because/ we are not optimized for killing.
Mix a little _Once and Future King_ in with your '5th Element' and it becomes clear that the all-doing vunder-gun is nothing compared to a straight
shot to the forehead by someone who doesn't care if he lives or dies.
Because he was and always will be, too stupid to think about what little he has to lose.
Or too contemptuous of equal-fight engagement to offer it up when he could leave an IED calling card in his place.
You want a 'super gun'?
You invent for me a bullet that runs on micro-tech* that can fly out of the barrel with no more noise than a bee, run 200-300m downrange _under power_
and around corners (guided). To apply a variable lethality electrostatic or toxin payload to a specific vulnerability point on a victim.
While sending me a video picture of the engagement so that I can say yay or nay before it caps his a$$.
Then you put it on a robot chassis like a toddler's first go-car. So that I don't have to be so predictable in _my_ habits as to /drive/ to where I
think he is. And he KNOWS I am coming. Because he created the initial signature which got my attention.
Then we'll talk.
As is, it's obvious that man's hunter-gatherer evolution has left him with an urge to kill and no socially useful (quick release) means of sating
the instinct among all the compressively 'responsible' civilized behaviors he is expected to engage in but for which 70-80% lack the brains to do
more than badly.
So he 'invents' ever more nonsensical means to /look good/ while playing at a game that only a moron would be caught _dead_ in. Because there is
ABSOLUTELY NO SKILL AT ALL in pulling a trigger. Or dialing a cell phone. At eithers 'common tactical engagement distances'.
*As an example, imagine a fixed compression path mazelike construct of less than half-hair diameter feature size which literally wound down to a
central venturi/turbine in taking a fuel-air mix down to a single molecule opimized stochiometrically perfect burn state. All on a 'chip' only half
the size of a dime. If just two of these could power a laptop computer /for hours/ using crystalized sugar-hydrogen based fuel imbedded in the very
walls (heat to release) of the turbine, imagine what a stack of them could do in a projectile whose center core was a hollow plenum with them at the
And NO MASS to support as a KE kill mechanism effect on the total weapon footprint, recoil, magazine loadout and carry weight problem.