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"Rays of pain" and a million bullets per minute: the most promising weapon in the world

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"Rays of pain" and a million bullets per minute: the most promising weapon in the worldRussian scientists have tested the gun of the new sample. As Izvestia reports, citing its sources in the defense complex, the new gun is called thermoelectrochemical because of its principle of operation.


So, the explosive explodes with the help of plasma initiation instead of the usual drummer. The substance itself is much denser than gunpowder, which, coupled with the plasma and electromagnetic pulse, increases the flight speed and the firing range.

The arms race has always been: a more powerful projectile spawned thicker armor. In this regard, the online edition of M24.ru recalls promising developments that will appear in service in the near future.

First on the list is a laser - without which it is no longer possible to imagine any science fiction film, the defense departments of the world are slowly putting into service. And if no one is surprised by the battle lasers that shoot down planes, then this development is a real horror for the enemy. Conventionally, the installation of Thermal Laser System is called "rays of pain." The device causes an unbearable burning sensation on the skin of the enemy. This laser does not cause harm, but only causes pain.

Another combat use for such a shaped beam of light is missile defense. And if the "Air laser" on airplanes, designed to destroy missiles, while only in the project, then a small installation on board the ship is already a reality.

So, in the summer of 2012, the US Navy conducted tests of a combat laser, which successfully shot down a small UAV. As told to M24.ru chief editor of the magazine "National Defense" Igor Korotchenko, similar developments are underway in Russia. Thus, domestic scientists are designing an airborne laser installation, the purpose of which is to blind the enemy's reconnaissance satellites.

If (for now) a slow laser can be prevented from hitting the target, then against the fastest weapons in the world the enemy is unlikely to have a chance. Meet the "Metal Storm".

Australian scientists have come up with a radically new way of shooting: bullets are stacked in the barrel, one after another. The charge is ignited by an independent electric igniter, the next bullet expands, acting as a gate. Depending on the distance of the projectile in the barrel, the amount of powder will be different, providing an ideal and programmable delay time between shots.

The simple design (the magazine is loaded into the barrel as a whole), the absence of sleeves and moving parts makes the machine gun easy to operate. The "Metal Storm" scheme can also be used for grenade launchers. But the most surprising thing about him is the rate of fire: a million shells per minute.

Currently, technology is gradually replacing a person on the battlefield: unmanned aircraft, suggestive missiles and sappers, but the ability to shoot remains the main thing for many centuries.

Soon everything will change - self-guided bullets have appeared on the arms market, which operate according to the principle (shot-forgotten). In the body of such a projectile is a microprocessor, and in the head - an optical sensor that sets the trajectory of the pool.

To adjust the direction of the shot help mikroruli at the base.

The accuracy of such a bullet is higher than usual in 45 times: at a distance of a kilometer, the deviation of a standard projectile is 9 meters, and that of a self-propelled 0,2 meter. Apparently, soon the snipers will be left without work.

And finally, about weapons that will appear in the armies of the world only in the long term.

So, in many fantastic games, books and films the Gauss gun flashes - a precision weapon operating on the principles of electromagnetic acceleration.

The principle of operation: the barrel with a bullet is located inside several coils that "pull" the projectile. Due to this, high speed, noiselessness (only if the speed of the bullet does not exceed the speed of sound), versatility (can shoot with different ammunition) and no recoil is achieved.

Despite the seeming simplicity of the device, the Gauss gun will not appear in service soon: it needs a compact and powerful power source, and also its weight and dimensions need to be reduced.

A similar device that can be used in the army is the railgun. Its principle of operation is based on the Lorentz force, which turns electric energy into kinetic energy.

It consists of two parallel electrodes (rails) connected to a current source. Between the rails is an electrically conductive mass, which closes the circuit and acquires acceleration.

The rail accelerator is able to accelerate the projectile to very large speeds, and under certain conditions it can heat and burn the projectile, turning it into a plasma. But, like the Gauss cannon, the railgun has its drawbacks: a powerful source of energy, as well as the provision of a powerful and sharp current pulse.
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  1. Canep
    Canep 22 May 2013 05: 42 New
    +4
    Principle of work: the barrel with a bullet is located inside several coils that "pull" the projectile into itself. Due to this, high speed, noiselessness (only if the speed of the bullet does not exceed the speed of sound), versatility (can shoot with different ammunition) and the lack of recoil are achieved.
    The return will be unequivocal. With what force the projectile is attracted to the coil of an electromagnet, with the same force the magnet will be attracted to the projectile. The magnet will press on the body of the gun - this is the bestowal.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 22 May 2013 06: 07 New
      -1
      Quote: Canep
      The magnet will press on the body of the gun - this is the bestowal.

      Well, the amers coped with the recoil on their six-barrel machine gun. The rate of fire is high, and the recoil is almost zero and they’ll come up with something.
      1. Canep
        Canep 22 May 2013 06: 32 New
        +6
        In firearms, recoil can be compensated with the help of powder gases (muzzle brake, dynamo-reactivity, etc.), but this is not here, it remains only to shoot the same projectile but at the rear (there are often no less enemies of a soldier) to balance the recoil. laughing
        1. aksakal
          aksakal 22 May 2013 07: 57 New
          +2
          Quote: Canep
          shoot the same projectile but to the rear

          - not necessary laughing It is possible to convert mechanical energy of return to any other energy, or not to convert, but to spin a super flywheel laughing It is clear that all this complicates the design, but if you notice, the complexity of the design is a general trend in technology. As soon as they find a way to make a complex design RELIABLE - so immediately the introduction of a complicated design is carried out.
        2. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 22 May 2013 08: 37 New
          +2
          Quote: Canep
          it remains only to shoot the same projectile but to the rear (there the soldier often has no less enemies) to balance returns

          A special stand has been developed for him, which almost completely dampens the impact.
        3. pensioner
          pensioner 22 May 2013 09: 17 New
          +2
          Quote: Canep
          it remains only to shoot the same projectile but at the rear (the soldier often has no less enemies there) to balance the recoil.

          !!!!!! +++++++++++ Thank you. I haven’t laughed like that for a long time. Toko, it seems to me that it is necessary to synchronize the shots very well in time, otherwise instead of 1 return, the shooter will have 2.
      2. mikhael
        mikhael 22 May 2013 08: 29 New
        +7
        And in “Terminator 2,” the minigun (incidentally, the 134th model) was picked up by Schwarzenegger himself. True, the tape was loaded with lightweight blank cartridges, power was supplied to the machine gun by a hidden cable. The actor himself was supported by a special stand and dressed in a special body armor. Return to 110 kgf, after all. And most importantly - the sleeves fly out at such a huge speed that they can hurt no worse than an enemy bullet! But how beautiful! And here is the answer to the question posed in the title of the article - the minigun is not at all miniature, heavy ... and uncomfortable. Now Minigun is a full-time armament on many helicopters, to shoot enemy infantry from the air. As for the people, in spite of the cinematic "window dressings", not a single person will be able to conduct targeted shooting from the minigun "from the hands." It’s almost impossible to even hold a shooting minigun!

        Source: http://shkolazhizni.ru/archive/0/n-21804/
        © Shkolazhizni.ru
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 22 May 2013 09: 18 New
          +2
          Quote: mikhael
          And most importantly - the sleeves fly out at such a huge speed that they can hurt no worse than an enemy bullet!

          If you watch the video, you will see that the shells fly down without causing harm. This is at the Kalash side and side
      3. shinobi
        shinobi 22 May 2013 08: 33 New
        +4
        and the return is almost zero

        This is where you dear read such nonsense? At the “minigun” that the image in your photo has a recoil of more than 100 kg when used. When fired with a regular 7,62 NATO cartridge. bulk, and the actors propped up from the back with a special stop.
      4. Joker
        Joker 22 May 2013 12: 42 New
        +1
        Well, amers coped with the impact on his six-barrel machine gun. The rate of fire is high, and the return is almost zero

        Well hello Sash, they did not think of anything, as it was a wild return, it remained so, they use it not as an infantry machine gun, but as stationary in helicopters, on ships and other equipment. Remember the movie terminator, there Arnold shot from this, so he was given the lightest version and then he had to be fastened so that he did not fly away, and this despite the fact that Arnold is not a weakling))))
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 23 May 2013 05: 31 New
          0
          Quote: Joker
          Well hello Sasha, they didn’t come up with anything, as there was a wild return, and remained, they use it not as an infantry machine gun, but as a stationary one in helicopters, on ships and other equipment.

          Oleg, I wrote that a special stand was developed for him that extinguishes returns and that this machine gun is installed on equipment. I also wrote that with this machine gun, they don’t run around like a movie.
          With regards to the stand, yes, it extinguishes the return and this is a fact.
    2. pensioner
      pensioner 22 May 2013 09: 13 New
      +1
      Correctly. The law of conservation of momentum is not on .. in general you will not get around.
  2. kind
    kind 22 May 2013 05: 52 New
    +5
    The news is, to put it mildly, very outdated, especially about the railgun and homing bullets.
    the new gun is called thermoelectrochemical because of its operating principle.

    this principle was applied in the Coalition CJSC and it was known about this 3 years ago
    The topic of combat lasers is already sore.
    In general, the author followed the path of E. Petrosyan, who "makes people laugh" with jokes two years ago.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 22 May 2013 06: 09 New
      0
      Quote: Good
      The topic of combat lasers is already sore.

      Do you consider fiction or something PR? But the first combat laser was installed on the WORLD, which we flooded in the ocean. Its power was sufficient to turn California into the ocean.
      1. Egen
        Egen 22 May 2013 06: 18 New
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Its power was sufficient to turn California into the ocean

        California, and so on the fault, will go under the water itself ... But then didn’t they drown?
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 22 May 2013 06: 30 New
          +2
          Quote: Egen
          . And then didn’t they drown?

          The warrior was cold, and therefore did not drown.
          1. Middle-brother
            Middle-brother 22 May 2013 09: 38 New
            +2
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            The warrior was cold, and therefore did not drown.

            But if they had drowned, then no one would have known ... And would not have complained ... winked
            1. Alexander Romanov
              Alexander Romanov 22 May 2013 14: 51 New
              0
              Quote: Middle Brother
              But if they drowned, then no one would have recognized

              I myself would not have known if Zhenya the Mechanic had not told the story of this laser. When it was tested, its capacity was 1/10 000 of the possible and destroyed the old abandoned city, the funnel was much larger than from a nuclear explosion. If you have questions on this matter, then to the Mechanic
      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 22 May 2013 15: 01 New
        -1
        Oh damn a couple of sweet minuses made me see the true laser technology pros fool
      3. ovgorskiy
        ovgorskiy 22 May 2013 15: 18 New
        +2
        Its power was sufficient to turn California into the ocean.
        To turn California into an ocean, you need a couple of hydrogen bombs of 100 MT each, and maybe more. The New Earth has not turned into an ocean. Alexander, where do you dig up such information or is it a figment of a sick imagination?
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 22 May 2013 16: 56 New
          0
          Quote: ovgorskiy
          p, where do you dig up such information or is it a figment of a sick imagination?

          I clearly wrote that if you have questions, then please for details to the Mechanic hi
  3. waisson
    waisson 22 May 2013 06: 08 New
    +1
    who will fight with these weapons will serve. first you need to come up with military robots in the army to serve go under the gun and who and how much and I think the weapons will require a more intelligent and competent composition. And we still have to wipe the snot.
  4. Egen
    Egen 22 May 2013 06: 17 New
    +3
    “The Metal Storm scheme can also be used for grenade launchers. But the most surprising thing about it is its rate of fire: a million shells per minute.”
    The Six-Barreled Volcano eats a cart of ammunition, and what’s it, a whole ship? :)
    1. Captain Vrungel
      Captain Vrungel 22 May 2013 07: 20 New
      +9
      I’m probably stupid, but I don’t know how to load, equip this weapon. Through the barrel in bulk or some sort of pencil case in caliber, which should be stored in some kind of pencil case to avoid mechanical damage, how long the barrel is needed to stuff it all into. The railgun is cool. Connect the Krasnoyarsk and Bratsk hydroelectric power stations to the BAM rails and disperse the composition of the shells so that it reaches America.
      Let scientists work. Translate thoughts onto paper. Embody in metal. Something will come in handy today. Something will lie down until tomorrow, but something will be remembered after years.
      1. aksakal
        aksakal 22 May 2013 08: 03 New
        +2
        Quote: Captain Vrungel
        equip this weapon

        - no, it’s there according to the principle of charging a gun into a revolver’s drum - ready-made and tandem-stacked (one after the other) ammunition stacked in barrels in about six pre-prepared cartridges in a six-shot drum revolver. Then it all shoots back in a split second, and mortgage again. They will never achieve a full rate of fire; the point is to achieve a record fire density in a volley. This is in the autosralian cannon.
  5. Veter
    Veter 22 May 2013 06: 32 New
    +2
    Russianscientists have tested ...


    The most pleasant phrase
  6. fenix57
    fenix57 22 May 2013 06: 42 New
    0
    All of the above innovations, without human intervention, is just a pile of metal, kilometers of wires.
  7. gregor6549
    gregor6549 22 May 2013 07: 06 New
    +3
    Regular la la about the next prodigy. The story with Metal Storm http://www.metalstorm.com/IRM/content/home.html began a long time ago, but there were no queues from those who wanted to buy their "speed arrows" and now the company is on the verge of bankruptcy, if it has not already gone bankrupt. Of course, they came up with a good technology and even developed and manufactured weapons models based on this technology, including grenade launchers, machine guns, machine guns and pistols, but ... nothing went further than prototypes and small series ordered for evaluation tests by the U.S. Army. Apparently there is a certain rate of fire above which it is inappropriate to “jump”
    1. Averias
      Averias 22 May 2013 08: 03 New
      +2
      Exactly, a long time ago on the Discovery channel in the program "Weapon of Future" they showed these "miracle bullets". Say, if you bury in the ground, platforms consisting of such trunks, in the manner of minefields. That will be perfect air defense, yeah, and the pilots, yes, they will specifically fly over them specifically. It’s possible to release a bullet even 2 million, but where will they go? If in the machine, the store changed everything. And how to change ammunition in these devices? These are disposable devices. This is from the category - a fork for winding spaghetti (spaghetti on the ears), panties with a silencer (seriously, I thought a joke, it turned out there is one). Life example: I saw at a neighbor, he dug up a lawn in front of the house, a strange structure similar to a pitchfork. Only there is still a metal frame in a circle, and the forks in the center are hinged. He asked, why such a rugged construction? The answer, so as not to strain when you turn the earth over with a pitchfork. After an hour I look - and he is already with the usual pitchfork, I ask why? The answer is - yes, what a hell is that heavy bullshit, got sick of hanging around with it.
  8. Alex45
    Alex45 22 May 2013 07: 36 New
    +2
    Let new types of weapons be developed, but this must be approached comprehensively. Production of the current does not need to disrupt. There was (and at many enterprises exists) the problem that most workers are near retirement or retirement age. And recently they said that in one of the workshops where trunks are made for MSTA, the oldest machine operator of the 23 of the year, and with experience of less than a year they put him as a mentor to the rest. Again extremes are obtained. Where is the continuity? It’s good if the guys continue to work and learn (unfortunately from their mistakes), but most likely they’ll spit and go to the “office plankton”. And who then will implement the latest latest developments in metal.
  9. Averias
    Averias 22 May 2013 07: 53 New
    +6
    Immortal V. Vysotsky - "They frighten with plates, they say vile fly, then their dogs bark, then the ruins say."
  10. My address
    My address 22 May 2013 08: 39 New
    +2
    What kind of plasma initiation in a substance is denser than powder, why is the author without a Nobel Prize? And how does the bullet act as a shutter? How to understand the "slow laser"? A technically illiterate expression that there are flaws in the form of a powerful source of energy?
    Of course, all are not angels. But the author was obliged to read the written and be terrified.
    There are a lot of visitors on the site, who are more literate in armament and in the expression of thoughts. Let them write articles.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 22 May 2013 09: 27 New
      +4
      Quote: My address
      How to understand the "slow laser"

      It also hurt my eyes, but I thought that the author knows better. Well, since you still did not understand, I dare to assume that this laser has photons with sublight speed. Me-ee-edennye such.
      As if reluctantly spread.
  11. Mr.M
    Mr.M 22 May 2013 08: 51 New
    +2
    The country of light, kindness and democracy created "rays of pain", what an irony :) Definitely, to support and ensure security and peace, yeah.
  12. Tarpon
    Tarpon 22 May 2013 09: 05 New
    +3
    Quote: Alexander Romanov

    Do you consider fiction or something PR? But the first combat laser was installed on the WORLD, which we flooded in the ocean. Its power was sufficient to turn California into the ocean.

    In the Design Bureau, where I worked, in the early 80s, a prototype laser was made that could cut a tank from space. Thanks to the Gorbachev conversion program (the transition from the production of military products to peaceful), instead of lasers, the OKB began to produce pans.
    1. ovgorskiy
      ovgorskiy 22 May 2013 15: 36 New
      0
      At the design bureau where I worked, a prototype laser capable of cutting a tank was made back in the early 80s

      This is by chance not about that?

      But back to Compression. Work on it really turned off in the 90s, in connection with which many tears were shed in the press about how mediocre we “fouled” the Soviet legacy. Invariably given as an example, the installation of such systems on American technology, including lightweight. At the same time, it is forgotten that, for example, the AN / VLO-3 systems were refused to install on the BRM M7 Bradley because of its bulkiness and high cost. And for the same reasons, the “Compression” program was curtailed: a hefty crawler vehicle had space cost, which limited its mass.

      More information at http://voprosik.net/boevoj-i-promyshlennyj-lazer-v-rossii/ © QUESTION
  13. pensioner
    pensioner 22 May 2013 09: 20 New
    0
    In general, they would have been inventive - but for a good cause ... long ago they would have flown to Mars for the weekend.
  14. AK-47
    AK-47 22 May 2013 10: 18 New
    +2
    ... homing bullets appeared on the arms market, which operate on the principle of (fired-forgot). The microprocessor is located in the body of such a projectile, and in the head part there is an optical sensor that sets the trajectory of the bullet. To correct the direction of the shot, micro-wheels at the base help.

    For the sake of completeness, the only recognizer “friend or foe” is missing. wink
  15. Ezhaak
    Ezhaak 22 May 2013 10: 22 New
    +4
    Apparently, snipers will soon be left without work.

    Gentlemen, comrades are mistaken and mistaken, forgetting folk wisdom about the penis in the screw and about the anal with a labyrinth!
  16. atalef
    atalef 22 May 2013 12: 06 New
    0
    Soon, everything will change - homing bullets appeared on the arms market that work on the principle of (fired-forgot).

    Cool. Now don't shoot yourself crying
  17. pensioner
    pensioner 22 May 2013 12: 11 New
    +3
    homing bullets that work on the principle (shot-forgot)

    And if you forgot to shoot, will they remind you?
    1. My address
      My address 22 May 2013 15: 43 New
      0
      Not good! Because of your comment, I laughed at people for about a minute. It would not have called nurses.
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 22 May 2013 19: 11 New
        +1
        Not good! Because of your comment, I laughed at people for about a minute. It would not have called nurses.

        If you are to me, then I am glad. Damn, too, would not get caught. I myself am not happy ... I dare to remind you that I was joking about slow lasers ... Well, maybe it's not funny ... But my colleagues laughed at work. And good...
        1. My address
          My address 23 May 2013 18: 10 New
          0
          You. It's nice when people of knowledge coexist with a sense of humor.
  18. ovgorskiy
    ovgorskiy 22 May 2013 15: 06 New
    0
    The author forgot to mention the Death Star and the Jedi Sword :-)