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posted on Jun, 23 2006 @ 03:47 AM
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Has anyone heard what is happening with the metal storm weaponary systems , havent heard much about it for a while




posted on Jul, 6 2006 @ 09:24 PM
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I have seen a video about it. It seems amazing. Metal Storm



posted on Jul, 6 2006 @ 09:33 PM
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How do you reload ? You have to change barrels ? Or put knew
rounds inside the barrels ?



posted on Jul, 6 2006 @ 09:39 PM
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That does look like a very impresive weapon system. Although at fireing sixteen thousand rounds a second I think that will creat plenty of other problems. How the heck would you suply a military force with enugh rounds to fire sixteen thousand rounds a second?
The other abilities dont seem that difirent from what is avaiable now. Shooting exsplosive rounds at bunkers and tanks happens now just not with the speed of the metal storm.

hear is another link
www.abovetopsecret.com...

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[edit on 6-7-2006 by RedGolem]



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 12:07 AM
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infact the maximum r/pm of the metal storm project is 1,000,000 rounds per minute. i have read that it is going to be used instead of AP mines. there is also a 40mm grenade launcher aswell. it is being used on the new Australian AICW assault rifle. the system has 3 40mm grenades loaded into the barrel so no reloading is required for each shot.
the static grenade launcher has 4 barrals and is used in 'pods' of 3 or more units. they are controlled be a centeral targeting computer system and the weapons can destroy an entire platoon of troops in an instant.



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 12:38 AM
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That weapon system is very impressive no doubt, but what happens if the weapon is exposed to an Electo Magnetic Pulse or static discharge of some type on the battle field? I believe that you would be left with nothing more than an expensive paper weight, and those gas operated and inertia operated weapons will still be shooting.



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by paranoidandroid
That weapon system is very impressive no doubt, but what happens if the weapon is exposed to an Electo Magnetic Pulse or static discharge of some type on the battle field? I believe that you would be left with nothing more than an expensive paper weight, and those gas operated and inertia operated weapons will still be shooting.



wouldn't that blow up bullets in a normal gun to?



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 02:35 AM
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No, paranoid means that since Metalstorm weapons systems are fired electronically, instead of with hammers and rods and whatnot, it would render the weapon useless because the computer circuitry would fail. Normal rounds would not be effected.

But I tells ya, other than that, those guys up in Brisbane have done an awesome job with this amazing concept. Go aussies!!

[edit on 7/7/2006 by watch_the_rocks]



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 12:22 PM
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if you tip the barrel pointing down, won't the bullets fall out. not only that, i dont think that it would make a good vehicle mounted weapon. yes it could take down a missle, but reloading on the go would be a total biatch. one hundred barrels, and it looks like you have to put each round in through the barrel. yes it's a good concept, and a potentially revolutionizing new weapon system. its not very flexible. you can't fire the metal storm rifle in your hands, because of the recoil, not only that, reloading would be constant. its a neat machine, and a good anti-missle system. if you could mount one of those onto a tank, and get it so that any incoming RPG would be ripped to shreds, then i would endorse it for the military.



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 05:11 PM
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Do you really think that they would invest millions and millions of dollars into a gun that can fire at 1000000 RPM, but they forgot to design it so that the bullets won't fall out?!



posted on Jul, 7 2006 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
Do you really think that they would invest millions and millions of dollars into a gun that can fire at 1000000 RPM, but they forgot to design it so that the bullets won't fall out?!


I have heard of plenty of stupid things happening with millions and millons of bucks spent for no good reason. So yes it is possible for something stupid like the bullets falling out to happen. But itg seems like this is a very good weapon system from what I have read hear.



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 06:09 AM
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Yes, well, perhaps you've heard about Americans screwing up multi-million dollar projects, but we aussies are guaranteed to do a good job!



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 06:22 AM
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Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
Yes, well, perhaps you've heard about Americans screwing up multi-million dollar projects, but we aussies are guaranteed to do a good job!


Collins class submarines. Enough said.

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posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 06:39 AM
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Goddammit, don't talk to me about those collins wrecks. I dont even need to click the link. They are a waste of time, were a waste of time, and will be a waste of time. I don't see why we couldn't just pay the Russians to give us a few Kilos.

BUT 3 years ago we sunk 3 LA subs and a carrier. Not bad for a decrepit rusting hulk.

Truth be told, I am ashamed of the Collins class. They are a major screw-up, and we should not have attempted to build a submarine for our Navy when we have had no experience in the matter.



But surely, JIMC5499, you do not need me to list the numerous U.S. projects that have gone awry?



posted on Jul, 8 2006 @ 07:38 AM
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Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
But surely, JIMC5499, you do not need me to list the numerous U.S. projects that have gone awry?


Go ahead, but list the ones that were screwed up because of the developer, not because Congress played fast and loose with the funding. That is the one thing I admire about the MetalStorm people, they developed their system on their own without government interference. I watched a live fire test of the cannon they developed for bomb disposal robots a few months ago and was very impressed. I was less impressed with our County Commisioners who refused to buy it because it wasn't made in the US.



posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 07:59 AM
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I was less impressed with our County Commisioners who refused to buy it because it wasn't made in the US.


Wow that’s sad.
And in mention in later replies I think I heard that there is a special way to keep the bullets in the barrel. It is something like this: the first round in each barrel is jammed in tight. But not so much that it cannot shoot out. The rounds behind it are more or less 'placed' in. when the first round is fired the one behind it is expanded due to heat. This 'jams' it in place like the first one thus stopping them falling out. At lest that’s how I think it goes.



posted on Jul, 9 2006 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by watch_the_rocks
BUT 3 years ago we sunk 3 LA subs and a carrier. Not bad for a decrepit rusting hulk.


The Collins class aren't decrepid and rusitng and regularly "kill" US Carriers, when in a realistic scenario. The US has taken to cheating now, such as tailing our subs with 3 roating ASW aircraft before the exercvise has even begun, Even then we give them the slip more often than not - this is with being pinged with active sonar all the time as well.



posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 09:16 AM
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The Metal Storm multi-barrel 40mm grenade luanching system (Aera Denial Weapon System) looks like a real inavation. Each four barrel system contains 20 grenades which can be fired in .4 of a second. However at this point i think it is unlikely it will replace land mines. The same stacked electronicaly fired grenade technology is used in the AICW future assult rifle for the Australian Army. While using Sights and electronics from overseas it s based around the Metal Storm system. I think are a great inventive company, taking it upon themselves to develop this new technology. The US spent 20 years and $100 milion dollars trying to develop the XM-29, an assult rifle with itergrated grenade launcher and in the end had to give up on it. Metal storm & co came up with an effective and light weight system in 3 years on a budget many many times smaller. Go you Aussies



posted on Jul, 13 2006 @ 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by the_sarge
The Metal Storm multi-barrel 40mm grenade luanching system (Aera Denial Weapon System) looks like a real inavation. Each four barrel system contains 20 grenades which can be fired in .4 of a second. However at this point i think it is unlikely it will replace land mines.


I see it being used more as a perimeter defence system than anything else. A couple of those would put a dent in an infantry attack. Another benefit is that most of the non-lethal crowd control rounds come in 40mm.



posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 12:28 AM
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You guys, surprise surprise, there is a handgun version of Metal Storm

www.videosift.com...




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