posted on Jan, 9 2007 @ 09:44 AM
a. The auto-reloader applies the shell to the barrel, the barrel locks, it is now ready to fire again. [Presuming. I don't know, though is
simple-enough in theory.]
b. Size is apparently deceptive, given that it's an enormous machine, made to look small. Further, we do not know what sort of ammunition is to be
used. They might be cutting down round-size to minimize recoil. [A large implication for most dual-barrel concepts.]
c. Not sure how size, weight mean much about the barrels. Yes, perhaps it moves slow, though let us recall it is a support piece, meant to be well
outside the field of operations. [In modern combat.]
If any track breaks, or any one-man-operator vehichle is killed, or any rocket destroy sensitive, vital components, any machine goes down. This
applies to all mobile-armour.
Auto-reloaders have been around for several years, please find your own link. [Not to be rude, I simply don't have the time.]
Side-by-side is problematic with the recoil, it tends to stress the frame beyond what stress the components can handle. By placing them vertically,
there is still issue of stress, though only on the components between them -- All shock will be diffused through the center of the armour, and be
defused nearly like any other tank or artillery piece.