Good stuff, I love it! Star+Flag!
I love the closed minded coming in and ranting. This is a forum for disscusion, and all view points are needed, but I fail to see how "this is all
BS, your just ignorant" is a disscusion.
BTW, a millitary man's view on the "machine gun". I know my weapons, really well so that I can identify them from even small parts, and even ones
I've never seen before are often obvious in what country designed them, what they might be used for, ect. Granted this is no earth weapon (if it is
one at all), but if it is a weapon I can make some good earthly geusses.
At the risk of sounding too cooky to the debunkers...
From my point of view, there is too little pattern on the sides of the weapon to be feeding projectiles, no ramp, no chargeing handle. Could be a feed
tray or slot or ejection port on the side, but I get the feeling its a window or adjustment area, or seem from manufacture. The flat/wide area on the
barrel is of intrest to me, I see it as either an energy or chemical combineing point. Its in the wrong place to be for cooling, were it an earth
weapon. The bit at the end of the barrel on earth wepons is usualy to hide the muzzle flash or control muzzle climb during full-auto firing, OR on
flamethrowers its to hold the igniter! I'm pretty sure about the trigger and sighting systems though, kind of like wheels and axels on a car, not
going very far without them. It felt dented when I was traceing the lines, but only in sevral spots, reminded me of damaged AK47's I've seen left
behind on earth battlefields. Oh and given its size the ammo box is too big to be feeding this weapon, if it is realted I'd call it a chem-tank or
battery pack for either a flame thrower or laser weapon. Of course you need O2 for flames, so maybe its a chemical weapon of some sort, but if they
were fighting there it was probably a diffrent climate as well.
Update: LOL of course I forgot it could also be a petiside sprayer, epoxy/glue gun, paint gun, or leaf blower (for those offended by guns). Hey, the
Martians had to spray all those waskely Martain bunnys with SOMETHING, to keep them away from thier crinoid crops! :p
I hope you don't mind too much- I butcherd your great pic (say the word and its gone, and only posted here, Karma can be a cruel mistress, she cut
off the photo I tried to mutilate).
Here is link to the whole thing I did:
I know Hoagland is a dirty word around here, but man this reminds me of the "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" viewmaster reels about the war on mars. Look
twoards the bottom of this page at the comics, so cool!
Mars is, indeed, the “Forbidden Planet
P.S. Mike- your pics of artifacts are a lot better than the ones Hoagland has!
[edit on 20-3-2008 by HellHound63S]