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Originally posted by Ford Farmer
but what happens if you point the weapon at the ground? will the bullets fall out?
Below is a link to a posting elsewhere on ATS that deals with Metal Storm. I have also included some quotes and a link to an interview with Metal Storm executives detailing how China is doing whatever it can to try and get their hands on this technology.
Originally posted by iskander
Metal Storm is already a myth worthy of Myth Busters.
Moderators already closed about 5 repeated threads on this nonsense, yet it just won't die.
Metal Storm is Dead Duck, designed only to sucker money out of gullible investments, launder money, and siphon DOD grants. The only people that find this blatant rip off as a "revolutionary" muzzle loading concept, are impressionable teens with Terminator mini-gun dreams.
It's by far the stupidest thing since the nuclear rifle.
Anybody who thinks otherwise simply never picked up a weapon and has absolutely no idea what it's all about.
"Metal Storm" is the name given to a deadly weapon being developed by a Brisbane based company. The weapon has been identified by the US Department of Defence as a technology so deadly that it must not be allowed to get into the hands of America's enemies.
Originally posted by iskander
All in all, such "revolutionary" muzzle loading concept simply does not have a place on the modern battlefield.
iskander, please, your lack of knowledge is hurting your rep.
It is not just the loading concept that is revolutionary, its is the firing concept based on electronics only which totally eliminates any moving parts from a traditional weapon, that is revolutionary. It has already been proven that an electric charge can fire a traditional bullet. With a traditional gun, there are limitations to firing rates, because the "hammer" can only move so fast. But with an electronic device, you can reach firing rates at an unimaginable level.
Right now your computer screen is flashing at a refresh rate of around 75 times a second (unless you have an LCD), that's about 270000 times a minute. Imagine now, that you hook this rate up to a electronically fired gun, you could fire 270000 rounds a minute. An M-16 only fires about 650-750 rounds per minute.
Now your only limitation to firing 270000 rounds per minute is the way the bullets are fed into the chamber, which is why the "revolutionary" muzzle loading system was designed.
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This concept is a VERY smart concept. Just because the DoD stopped funding it, doesn't mean it wont see further development. The DoD will probably secretly develop the weapon with its own company, since the concept can not directly be patented.
For those that question what happens if you point the gun downward, just use your brain. There are 100 simple solutions to such a primitive problem. For instance, a magnet at one end of the barrel could hold the first bullet, and the rest of the bullets which will be stacked on top will have a simple drop of special glue, that easily comes apart when the gun is fired. Kinda like how staples in a staple gun are glued/laminated together. Just like how the nails in nail guns are glued/laminated together.