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Originally posted by warpboost
I saw this a while back, and I think it more of a joke than anything imitating gears of war, but I wonder if it could have some real world applications like door breaching
Some videos of it in action
Knights Armament M249 chainSAW
Originally posted by paraphi
Originally posted by masonicon
How about powered exoskeletons with onboard chainsaw built on their wrists?
Why not use a pistol? Just trying to think of all the noise, fumes and general danger of cutting yourself to pieces. Powered exoskeleton not withstanding.
ChainsawsThanks to movies like the Evil Dead series and video games, many people immediately think of chainsaws when they think of great weapons for killing zombies. This mentality will get a lot of people killed. Despite the much-needed morale boost you may get from wielding one, chainsaws are among the worst weapons for putting down the undead. A chainsaw is a complex machine, and as a rule, any machine with moving parts should be immediately discounted as an effective melee weapon against a zombie. They're heavy (usually 10 lbs.), they're loud, they can get jammed with zombie guts, they create splatter that can get in your face and infect you, they can easily cut the person wielding it (as seen in the Dawn of the Dead remake, and the reason why loggers who use these wear special clothing), the chain can break easily (there are gruesome stories of loggers who lost limbs when the chain snapped and flew off because of a simple nail embedded in the tree by an eco-terrorist), and when they run out of gas or batteries, there's as much remaining killing potential as a handheld boom box. Finally, the "scare effect" of fighting a chainsaw-wielding lunatic is completely lost on the unfeeling undead. Do not, under any circumstances, consider using a chainsaw to fight even a single zombie. Instead, use it to clear brush in a safe zone, or better yet, scare off the occasional scavenger. Also, the chainsaw in terms of killing power is a tad overkill, and requires some effort on the part of the user to cut into a zombie's neck or head, and pulling the weapon out after the kill can be difficult due to weight and often panic caused by the numerous other zombies swarming over you.