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Weapons of the XXI century: only ideas

On the covers of the American magazine Modern Mecnix, at one time, so many images of various fantastic machines were printed, and what machines, that when you look at them, the thought involuntarily creeps in, and ... did those who published this magazine have “all at home”? In addition, they did not spare the red paint, so these covers (and the cars too are red!) Were visible in the kiosks from afar. But be calm, they all did the right thing with regard to the red paint (it’s said that the red is “fools love!”) And with incredible pictures. Although not much of this has been realized, but ... these publications certainly gave impetus to the imagination and fantasy of many people.

And now I would like to play the role of a “generator” of the same ideas. All of them are based on something. Their parts (like puzzles) work separately. Will they work just as well if they are put together? Naturally, I do not know this, I am not that kind of a specialist. But ... this is not known, and many, so to speak, recognized experts to whom all this has been shown. They had the answers: “Yes, we must look!”, “Yes, what will it look like in metal ?!”, but no one has the money either to “look” or “on metal”. Well, what happens. Then let VO readers look at all this and draw their own conclusions.

Pistol printed in 3D plastic printing technology. Sophisticated sight on the barrel block, of course, solely for the sake of beauty!

So let's start with ... a pistol printed out in plastic 3 technology. In the United States, this has already been done and shot (which, by the way, IN has already written), and the Colt pistol of the 11,43-mm caliber has already been completely “printed” into metal 3D. Yes, it came out expensive - something around 2000 dollars apiece and it took a manual "to bring to mind." But this is only the beginning. In the past, the material about the “paper gun” was about the fact that the gun turned into weapon status, that even the American cops according to statistics, remove it from the holster only once every seven years, and are used once in 17 ...

But the industry also does not stand still. Computers are increasingly entering our lives, so the weapon must also be a shooting computer in the future!

So, we print the whole gun in high-strength plastic 3D, well, let's say the one that goes to Glock-7 or its equivalent. The basis of it is a block of trunks, in which, depending on the caliber, there can be both 9, and 13, and 25 channels. Each channel can contain from one to five cartridges inserted into it one by one. Since the pistol does not have a bolt, these channels (trunks) with the same dimensions as conventional pistols have a greater length, which is always good, isn’t it? Well, 3D printing will help to print them in such a way that they all will look at one point at a distance of 50 m, so that the accuracy of shooting from it will be quite high.

Charges are Teflon cartridges, and in addition to the feathered bullet (the barrels are not rifled, but smooth, so the plumage for the bullet is necessary!), There is a powder charge (in running space), a microchip activated by microwave radiation, and a pilot coil. And that's it! No mechanical connection with anything, no moving parts.

In the handle there is a control panel for warheads, which in essence is nothing more than the most common mobile phone. Drive - touch, in the area of ​​the trigger. The fuse can also be touch, and maybe electronic: a tiny microchip implanted under the skin at the base of the thumb of the right hand. Here is the battery and the famous "red button" villain Zorga from the movie "The Fifth Element". It serves to communicate with the computer in the handle. Slightly above is the LCD screen, which displays the amount of consumed ammunition. Pressing the red button initiates the destruction of the gun by blasting all charges. It is clear that if you accidentally press it, he will ask you again, and you will have time to cancel the command, but only after a few seconds the gun will be exactly destroyed.

“Mobile” in the handle when you press the touch descent (short one shot, long - turn) sends a signal to the microchip of one of the bullets according to the program. It is initiated, a current arises in it, the current burns through a spiral, the charge ignites, a shot follows. Since all the bullets through their cartridges abut one another, then no deformation during recoil occurs.

Australian designer O'Dwyer has long figured out that overheating with intensive firing will not occur, but “just in case” the cooling system is provided in the gun: narrow through channels between the barrels. Powder gases, flying out of the trunks, create cravings (as in the Lewis machine gun) and thereby cool the block of trunks from the inside. The more intense the firing, the stronger the cooling! But he has bullets when firing in the barrel "swell up", which prevents the breakthrough of gases. This design is both simpler and more reliable.

Starting at the service, the person to whom such a pistol is laid tests it and ... uses it, then hands it back to the part where he is put on recharging. Shoot 12 charges (and the computer in the grip recorded everything: year, month, day, time), returned ... and continue to serve with it. Shoot 50% of charges or more - you hand it over to the training unit, and you get a new one instead. Moreover, the block of trunks (as already noted) may have different calibers - 9-mm, 7,62-mm, 5,56-mm - depending on the need and in addition it can be replaceable! So in a combat situation a fighter with such a pistol can have two interchangeable units and 96 charges with him. With a caliber 5,56-mm - 125 shots in the block, and only 250 shots!

Bulk-size mock gun with 16 barrel channels and 48 charges.

Well, a completely shot pistol is surrendered for disposal, which implements a very important disposability principle: “Defective things are bought more often!” That is, for the military industry, this is simply a find! Although options are possible. For example, this solid pistol is designed for only five shots from each barrel and that's it. But it is possible, as noted above, to make it with interchangeable blocks, and then only blocks will be disposable, and the gun itself can serve for a very long time.

Finally, the trunks in the plastic block can be reinforced with metal tubes, respectively, strengthening the directional radiation of the control panel. Then it can be recharged many times, simply stuffing the cartridge for the cartridge into the barrel. It is clear that the charges of gunpowder in them should be different. In the very first, to be larger than in the latter, in order to ensure the same ballistic characteristics of the shots and reduce the variation in the initial velocity. But in mass production it is easy to do, but in order to distinguish between cartridges, they can be labeled with numbers and color!

The barrel-shop assault rifle with electronic control.

Let's fantasize a little more. What if at once two such cartridges are placed on a carriage in a swivel mount, one forward, the other back, and the butt attached to it behind it? It turns out ... an assault rifle with a very large ammunition. It has a display showing the number of shots taken, an optical and television sight with a conclusion again on the same screen. Shoot the first block of trunks, turned the swivel mechanism on 180 degrees and shoot from the second! Moreover, instead of blocks with bullets into it, you can charge blocks with grenades and turn it into a grenade launcher. The charge is small, only to throw the grenade out of the barrel, and then a small rocket “engine” carries it further to the target.

1 - grooved coupling at the end of the barrel assembly; 2 - block of trunks; 3 - front stop replaceable barrel on the gun carriage; 4 - thickening of the block in the area of ​​placement of charges; 5 - display; 6 - display lid, 7 - breech of mounting of the barrel units; 8 - breech clutch; 9 - rotary axis breech; 10 - carrying handle; 11 - control buttons sight; 12 - a video camera and optical sight sight; 13 - rear stop replaceable barrel on the gun carriage; 14 - emphasis in the shoulder; 15 - battery; 16 - carriage; 17 - ring for mounting a removable barrel on the ammunition; 18 - front handle; 20 - tactical flashlight or laser pointer.

But the most interesting thing is that the swivel base of the block can be moved forward along the carpet all the way and there ... unfold in a perpendicular position and so secure. Why do you need it? But why - shoot from the corner! The camera on the handle of the sight transmits the image to the display, you put out your T-shaped "something" and shoot. And in this position the fire is fired simultaneously in both directions, which is achieved - yes, yes - the recoilless shooting! Of course, this is not very convenient, it will be necessary to glance also in the opposite direction. But in the war in general, you need to be careful to stay alive. But you can perfectly shoot from the corner, and you will not be visible at all!

Once again I want to emphasize that all this is nothing more than ideas that may never be realized. But many of them are simple, elegant, are in the trend of development of modern science and technology and ... why not express them in this case? Time will tell what will be so, and what is completely different!

Fig. A. Shepsa
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  1. Dam
    Dam 9 December 2015 06: 59
    The ideas are fantastic, they require fantastic materials. In the block of trunks it is almost impossible to solve the problem of deformation of neighboring trunks due to heating. In addition, I can not imagine how the barrel unit will cool after active shooting. The picture is beautiful, but utopian.
    1. Ruslan
      Ruslan 9 December 2015 08: 17
      what battlefield? what are you talking about, they are not created for this. the main problem is that such technologies are a great way to create disposable weapons for killers and terrorists, and also for spies, for one-time actions (of course, after the wide distribution of rear printers).
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 9 December 2015 17: 56
        Ideas inspired by .... ????
        You can of course rivet this work in huge quantities with a revolving machine, but why?
        Oh, not soon such a weapon can break the continuity of tradition.
        And you can release a set of different blocks: trunks (different) + arms (butts-different) + sights, etc.
        1. psiho117
          psiho117 9 December 2015 18: 50
          Quote: mirag2
          Ideas inspired by .... ????

          It is all inspired by the "Typhoon" assault rifle from Crysis 3. It has 720 charges per block.

          And here is a video description:

          So everything has already been invented and fantasized bully
        2. 4thParasinok
          4thParasinok 15 December 2015 16: 29
          Quote: mirag2
          Ideas inspired by .... ????


          at 4:43 starts about pistols

          the second video clip from the Discovery movie, like "Incredible Weapon" I don't remember exactly
      2. 4thParasinok
        4thParasinok 15 December 2015 16: 17
        Quote: ruslan
        what battlefield? what are you talking about, they are not created for this.

        The company Metal Storm deals specifically with weapons for the army, and in this article talks about the development of giving out for their thoughts.

        Article minus
  2. tuts
    tuts 9 December 2015 07: 00
    How can I reload this miracle in a battle?

    And what is the accuracy of weapons relative to the front sight? (for each barrel, enter your corrections when you aim)
    1. sa-ag
      sa-ag 9 December 2015 07: 27
      Quote: tots
      How can I reload this miracle in a battle?

      Well, it’s not difficult - a replaceable block of trunks and all
    2. kalibr
      9 December 2015 14: 17
      You are reading inattentively. All trunks have a slope to the central with an aim at one point at a distance of 50 m.
      1. tuts
        tuts 9 December 2015 20: 08
        yes really 50 meters
        That is, it turns out he shot himself and threw it away? (hmm)
    3. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 9 December 2015 23: 00
      And also because of the different arrangement of the trunks in the package relative to the axis of the weapon, when firing it will constantly throw in different directions. And if in ordinary machines it is compensated by balancing the mechanism or a muzzle compensator, then in such a package it is very doubtful. So the accuracy of the shooting will be very low, at a distance greater than the pistol. And with a pistol range, for large calibers it will be sausage when firing so that the result of the firing will more likely look like a shot from a shotgun.
    4. 4thParasinok
      4thParasinok 15 December 2015 16: 34
      Quote: tots
      How can I reload this miracle in a battle?

      watch the second minute:
  3. inkass_98
    inkass_98 9 December 2015 07: 38
    There are more questions than answers. The idea is not bad (I'm talking about a rifle, although which rifle, trunks are smooth), but problems will immediately arise - use in the field, working / charging batteries, training fighters in proper aiming - no corrections anywhere, this is not a melee gun, etc. d. etc. Well, the bulkiness of the plug-in unit will be like shots to an RPG in size and weight (probably), who carried the bag with the second number is convenient.
    1. Chiropractor
      Chiropractor 9 December 2015 15: 16
      That is why the main trend is towards sleeveless ammunition - it means weight reduction, which will increase the size of the worn ammunition.

      But this is "tuning" the old principle. Even if one soldier begins to possess the firepower of a squad, this will not advance military science. For a revolutionary step, either a new throwing principle (railgun) or a new throwing object (plasma charge) is needed.
      Although we started to make holes with each other’s arrows, so we’re full of holes ....
      We are waiting for the radiation! smile
    2. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 9 December 2015 23: 02
      A considerable disadvantage will be the relatively high mass of such a block of trunks. Especially under a powerful cartridge.
  4. older
    older 9 December 2015 07: 49
    The world has gone mad. I would like to see in a field setting how the battery will show itself, then some radiation ( smile ) on microchips, then the hackers comp in the handle hacked ... laughing
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 9 December 2015 07: 57
      -Comrade commander, enemy hackers hacked materiel, machine guns do not shoot.
      -Mother of their hackers! Rota join bayonets!
      -Comrade commander, the batteries are low, the electric latches do not work.
      -What? Electro latch does not work ?! Your division!
      1. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 9 December 2015 23: 04
        But you can stick in each trunk on a baguette and attack the enemy with a brush with a brush of 9-25 spokes. wassat
    2. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 9 December 2015 23: 05
      You sho! What hack? .. And if EMR or electronic warfare?
      By the way, hacking such a system is better in the direction of self-detonation of all charges, and not stupidly disabling shooting.
  5. martin-159
    martin-159 9 December 2015 08: 28
    The idea of ​​multilateralism went to the next round.
  6. Chukcha
    Chukcha 9 December 2015 10: 08
    As a civilian or police weapon it can and will do, especially since there is a form of protection. However, I don’t see any prospects for the army yet.
  7. Surgeon
    Surgeon 9 December 2015 10: 24
    Metal Storm is already testing such systems -
    1. gross kaput
      gross kaput 9 December 2015 12: 53
      Quote: Surgeon
      Metal Storm is already testing such systems

      Yeah, I’m already spending twenty-five years already, already here and there. laughing
  8. Sasha75
    Sasha75 9 December 2015 10: 29
    Until they come up with a means of moving a solid object or a bunch of energy there is nothing fundamentally new, they will only come up with trampling in one place. Until we came up with a unitary cartridge, there was a separate loading, and this is for a century, so we are waiting for it, and so it's all fantastic and exhausting money to nowhere.
    1. 2s1122
      2s1122 9 December 2015 11: 13
      Yes cho mosinka, even flint is more relevant than an iPhone.
      1. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 9 December 2015 23: 09
        Yes cho mosinka, even flint is more relevant than an iPhone.
        I’ll make you happy: even a wick arquebus or, scary to say, a bowler is more relevant than an iPhone wassat
        They also, after running out of charges, are extremely convenient for the adversary to put a helm on his helmet. And in an extreme situation, they will provide you with firewood. Then they can also be easily repaired in the nearest forest.
  9. tokens2
    tokens2 9 December 2015 11: 06
    War certainly pushes new ideas.
    For example, the Crimean War was a great promotion
    for distributing paper cigarettes.
    They began to wrap tobacco in a paper tube for gunpowder.
    And the whole world mercilessly smoked ... "huge" losses in that war ... just nothing with the consequences of the "new way of life."
    That's interesting ... it turns out all the marshals of Napoleon were heavy smokers.
    1. 2s1122
      2s1122 9 December 2015 11: 17
      And now most of the women are smoking that the marshals of Napoleon, or that they are preparing for blowouts.
      1. avdkrd
        avdkrd 10 December 2015 01: 49
        Quote: 2s1122
        And now most of the women are smoking that the marshals of Napoleon, or that they are preparing for blowouts.

        You have a strange idea about blowjob ...
    2. tokens2
      tokens2 16 December 2015 00: 36
      War certainly pushes new ideas.

      Apparently cons for this?
      Well, let me explain ... a pack of cigarettes (20 pieces) would look the most harmonious as a new "store".
      Do not consider tobacco advertising.
      However, a standard pack of cigarettes has a lot of already existing logistic advantages. hi
  10. Nova
    Nova 9 December 2015 11: 17
    As a clean concept - great. The concept design based on the idea is also excellent. That is, I sincerely admire the idea and design.

    But further, as with previous commentators, comments. It seems to me that the horizontal design of the rotary unit is bad - the infantryman lying in the shelter may not be able to deploy the barrel. And this will turn into hell when the infantrymen in the armored personnel carrier or in the MRAP, in a cramped compartment, try to deploy their trunks by shooting the first barrel unit in the loophole. Therefore, the reversal barrel entails more problems than good. Remove the second barrel unit, which increases weight and hangs dead weight on the joint venture, until they start shooting from it. Leave 1 barrel unit, a quick reload will take up less space, and an infantryman in his arms to carry a smaller weight weapon is always a joy.
    Second point - minimize electronics. no batteries will be thrown on the battlefield, surrounded by cameras, cameras will die and the monitor will not be needed. It can be mounted on optics, lasers, etc., on picattini slats, they just do not require energy. If the author does not mind, after work I provide a simplified version of this idea.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 9 December 2015 12: 22
      "on the battlefield surrounded by no one will throw batteries" ////

      Spare batteries become an integral part
      infantry equipment as spare shops.
      Before the battle, sergeants review soldiers and check
      the availability of fresh batteries as well as the availability of full stores, pomegranates,
      interchangeable sights, helmet mounted optics and other modern
      equipment. This is not the future, but the routine of the present.
      1. brn521
        brn521 9 December 2015 15: 22
        Quote: voyaka uh
        Spare batteries become an integral part
        infantry equipment as spare shops.

        That was 10 years ago. There are so many batteries that you can’t keep track of everyone. All these LZUs, night sights, rangefinders, individual means of communication and recognition, flashlights in the end. Karden in his LJ, for example, periodically noted how much he carried with him to the business - batteries, adapters, adapters, chargers. Mess, in general. Have they still not come up with something more advanced? Some kind of universal unit with batteries and a control system, with fastening in unloading. Power cables with equipment wiring. It seems like there’s everything that standard connectors should come up with, and the equipment should be slightly modified. We put a ltsu with a flashlight - we hook to a common tire on the receiver. We put a night sight - we cling there. There is free space, for example in the handle or butt. Let it not be empty - we throw there the battery with the controller and cling to the common bus. Well, the general connector, which will allow you to attach the power / control cord pulled from the sleeve to the same bus, and this case, if necessary, power / charge / check the charge. Not very expensive, not too complicated, but reliability will increase.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 9 December 2015 15: 34
          You are right - you need universal power supplies
          on all electronic devices. And where to store? - in the butt?
          in the pouch? in ryugzak? and so that it was airtight if in water
          somersaulting ... sad Not at all easy.
          The Americans experimented a lot with this in Afghanistan.
          There is still no universally accepted solution, as far as I know.
          1. brn521
            brn521 9 December 2015 17: 36
            Quote: voyaka uh
            And where to store? - in the butt?
            in the pouch? in ryugzak?

            It is about combining all consumers and sources into one network. There is a battery in the LCC - okay. No or died, then, if necessary, it is powered from some working battery in the network, more precisely from all at once. Which in the scope, in the handle, or in the butt. Or through the sleeve power cord from the battery pack at unloading. Or take the same intercom / recognizer your / alien, tactical computer, etc. If you desperately need, and the batteries are at zero or damaged, why would they not be fed from the energy resources of the rifle?
            Quote: voyaka uh
            and so that it was airtight if you tumble into the water ..

            There are just no problems. Both power and control / control signals can be transmitted through a conventional two-wire cable. If something happens, it’s easy to find a replacement, tore off the power cord from the nearest TV, cleaned the ends, wound it up. If necessary, sealed with anything, gel, tape, tape. Well, if it floods, then the control and monitoring microcircuits are needed for that. Protection against short circuit and overload, switching to backup lines, informing the user. For example, on the receiver of a machine gun you can attach not one but two tires, otherwise the weapon often gets it. But one opportunity to charge everything at once, throwing only one wire at the source, also costs a lot. In general, the only problem is standardization. For example, offices riveting tactical handles will easily start riveting battery options. But there are legitimate questions about the voltage, the maximum discharge current, and also where and through what it is to cling to. It’s like Picatinny rail, not just for attaching the body kit, but for power.
            1. Mikhail3
              Mikhail3 9 December 2015 17: 57
              Quote: brn521
              It's about bringing all consumers and sources together into one network.

              Reliability instantly goes below zero. Shorted one output and burned the source to zero. Protection can be put, but the common source will turn out to be very difficult anyway, will it still be heavier? Now the weight is "smeared" over equipment, weapons and equipment. And you have to collect it in a hefty weight. We go further. If this source is damaged, first of all, you find yourself without all the electronics. Secondly, a damaged battery will throw out all its energy with heat, in other words, it will fry a fighter. The existing divergence of sources somehow masks a systemic problem - the dead end of the very idea of ​​an "electronic warrior". Well that's another story ...
              1. brn521
                brn521 10 December 2015 16: 37
                Quote: Mikhail3
                Shorted one output and burned the source to zero. Defenses can be put, but the general source will come out very difficult, to make it even heavier?

                A lot of such protections are built into modern computer motherboards. Does this greatly increase the mass, complexity and cost of the motherboard? Chips-controllers that monitor temperature, voltage, charge and discharge currents, and sometimes other parameters are built into batteries, including rather small ones. In general, there is no problem, if only sufficient mass were ensured.
                Quote: Mikhail3
                Now the weight is "smeared" on equipment, weapons and equipment

                He will remain smeared. But it is logical that additional elements will be added to it, if only because they will be easy to add. For example, additional batteries in the handles and butts. And the ability to charge, discharge and control the state of everything at once.
                Quote: Mikhail3
                will have to collect it in a hefty weight.

                If the body kit in terms of consumption requires a "weight", then it will be all the more logical not to smear it, but to reduce it to 2-3 modules, saving on weight and maintenance, placing it not with energy consumers, but where it is more convenient to carry. Let us recall the accumulator belts of signalmen. Or the Sagittarius battery, which is on a separate cord and with a separate fastener. Well, why not power the body kit on the machine from the same batteries, if it is pinned? Or vice versa, "Sagittarius" from a machine gun? Or all together from a car battery. All that matters is that in a suitable wiring and suitable microcircuits. And take the weather conditions, for example. Somewhere in the North, only such a battery, large and with its own heating, will work normally.
                Quote: Mikhail3
                Secondly, a damaged battery will throw out all its energy with heat, simply put - it will fry a fighter

                To do this, you will have to specially try. For example, to attach battery cells to each other without insulation and a case, attach a primitive controller five years ago, and then wind it up with unloading tape with tape opposite the most tender place of a fighter. Then yes, the fighter will have time to thoroughly fry before this thing unhooks.
                Quote: Mikhail3
                The existing divergence of sources somehow masks a systemic problem - the dead end of the very idea of ​​an "electronic warrior".

                As civil electronics develops, there is no problem. Just wave in the air with a large order, and some Samsung in the shortest possible time rivets a customer, say, half a million helmet-mounted monitors with standard interfaces that can be hooked to anything.
              2. Xwazilb
                Xwazilb 14 December 2015 11: 55

                Therefore, we need not a common source, but a centralized network, with the possibility of recharging (as an option, a small solar battery). Let the sources be individual, but with the ability to redirect the charge to more priority consumers, depending on the combat situation.
    2. kalibr
      9 December 2015 14: 18
      Do not mind, try.
  11. gross kaput
    gross kaput 9 December 2015 13: 07
    In order not to paint the basics for a long time, because there is no desire not to repeat the alphabet, I simply suggest the author to learn more about the products of "metalstorm" - or rather the results of independent tests of this system are described there and all the advantages and, most importantly, all fundamentally irreparable disadvantages. As for arrow-shaped bullets for smooth-bore submachine guns / rifles, this is an idea in the USA and we worked hard in the 60s and 70s, in theory, the benefits were promised by the mad - an ultra-fast bullet with a huge lateral load looked very attractive, plus a reduction in spending on weapons production associated with the transition on a smooth barrel - well, the result is also zero, for there was also a whole complex of practically insoluble problems - ranging from low accuracy and ending with large dimensions of ammunition.
    PS the author makes one systemic mistake for trying to invent from the contrary - i.e. a person has come up with some kind of scheme and is trying to find its application, somewhere to attach it somewhere, but in order to get a really decent result, they take as a basis any existing problem or lack of an existing sample and try to solve it, or lay down the necessary ones user requirements and try to create a sample that meets them as much as possible.
  12. tracer
    tracer 9 December 2015 13: 50
    I have a son of such "trunks" on the computer smiles ... And this is so .... Toys. It looks like the ignorant - the dropouts who designed "these things" simply "beguiled".
  13. brn521
    brn521 9 December 2015 16: 20
    An igniter chip is a very controversial decision. You can’t talk about reliability. The military even rejects cartridges with a conventional electrocapsule and contact pads on the sleeve. Which are technically many times safer and more reliable. Even snipers did not switch to electric release. Although the cartridges already use expensive ones, the reaction time is still important for them. They will make a decision, while they will pull the descent, until the drummer jumps from the sear and reaches the capsule ... Electrocapsules would significantly reduce this time. But this business did not go well. Well, or take for example the electric sear. Great stuff. The descent can be positioned anywhere, the wire is much easier to pull than the trigger pull. And to handle this descent when shooting no matter how, the mechanics of the descent does not matter, it's just a button. Those. can be screwed down to a large-caliber rifle with a force of 50 g and a stroke of 5 mm. And not necessarily under the index finger, you can stretch anywhere, even with your teeth. Automatic weapons from such a scheme again have additional features - electronic control of the rate of fire. Those. for example, you can make a compact weapon with a short shutter speed, which instead of forced due to the design of 1800 h / min. will produce an optimal 350-450 h / min. Which in other things does not hurt to give out the maximum pace when shooting in fixed bursts. As a result, it is conditionally possible to obtain an APS in the dimensions of Glock and under a full cartridge. It didn't work either.
  14. aspid163
    aspid163 9 December 2015 19: 33
    It seemed to be in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and it didn’t replace the machine gun
  15. aspid163
    aspid163 9 December 2015 19: 33
    there was a miltraeza in the late 19th century and early 20th century and it didn’t replace the machine gun
  16. bionik
    bionik 9 December 2015 20: 31
    Australian inventor Michael O'Dwyer (pictured) has managed to revolutionize the firearms industry. The super-fast-firing multi-barreled machine gun developed by him is capable of firing 1 million bullets in one minute. Such an impressive result is achieved by abandoning the mechanical combat mechanism and replacing it with an electronic one. At the same time, several cartridges are located simultaneously in the barrels of the machine gun, which are at the same time a kind of magazines, and along the length of the barrel there are electronic "strikers" that launch bullets at intervals of a split second.
  17. gross kaput
    gross kaput 9 December 2015 23: 01
    Quote: brn521
    The military even rejects cartridges with a conventional electrocapsule and contact pads on the sleeve.

    Come on?! is it straight and rejected? Duc we have since 1938. tank 45mm tank guns 20K received an electric ignition system and, accordingly, from the same year, all 45mm unitary shots were equipped with galvanic impact bushings instead of the usual ones, while firing from the "goodbye homeland" the shock principle was used, and when firing from a tank electric ignition principle, and since then almost all domestic tank guns have an electric ignition principle. In aircraft systems, this principle is also very widespread. In infantry weapons, this is also far from uncommon since WWII - "bazooka" and "panzershrek" - respectively, the first with a battery, the second with a pulse generator, our post-war RPG-16 and RPG-29 French LRAC 89 and many more.
    Those. there are no serious obstacles to the use of electric ignition in a combat rifle - as, however, there is no sense in this, modern trigger systems used in sniper weapons already have very high trigger characteristics and the ability to adjust it in a wide range, and completely rebuild the logistics, training and maintenance for systems with electric ignition makes no sense since the gain is too scanty in comparison with the costs. A good example of the "elusive Joe" from electrical ignition can be seen in the Remington 700 Etron-X, which appeared 15 years ago, but never gained any serious popularity and is no longer produced.
    1. brn521
      brn521 10 December 2015 13: 33
      Quote: gross kaput
      Come on?! directly and reject?

      I mean small arms under electrocapsules. Rifles and assault rifles. Or at least pistols. For serious shooters, it’s not like the military, but even among hunters and athletes nothing of the kind is observed. The only electro-ignition cartridge I know that was massively used and still has a cartridge, not a projectile, is the old German 13mm. But then again for aircraft machine guns.
      I think that the matter is remote control. Those. Remote electrician works more reliably without mechanics. When combat robots and turrets become widespread, it is quite possible that electrocapsules will spread.
      Quote: gross kaput
      modern trigger systems used in sniper weapons and so have very high descent characteristics and the ability to adjust it in a wide range

      One and the same hand induces weapons and at the same time handles the descent. Experiments show that the separation of these functions seriously increases the accuracy of inexperienced shooters, who have not yet spent a lot of time and money.
  18. Denimax
    Denimax 10 December 2015 02: 49
    These are all crazy ideas. Firstly, when fired, the powder charge must rest on something solid to push the bullet out. And if there is still a bunch of "cartridges" behind, then all this will not reach the required pressure in the barrel, and mulberries and no ballistics can be achieved ... so, the spit will work.)
    Secondly, with the release of each "cartridge", the barrel length will change and, accordingly, a large difference in the speed of the bullets ... that is, the spit is again obtained.
    1. kalibr
      10 December 2015 07: 56
      You read inattentively, it’s not possible. The text has it!
  19. Gunther
    Gunther 10 December 2015 20: 49
    ... statistically American cops only take it out of its holster once every seven years.

    This should be understood as a joke of humor, because there is a lie, a big lie and statistics.
    It turns out that for the entire time of service, the Pendoshkan policeman "retrieves" the barrel three timeshaving forgotten about the shooting gallery, cleaning and lubrication.
    Australian designer O'Dwyer has long calculated that overheating during intense shooting will not happen ..

    Calculations are good, but practice is better, but if there is a video confirming the calculations, then another thing.
  20. aleks177
    aleks177 25 February 2016 00: 30
    The main problem I was voiced by the late Catch in 2004: the swept bullet requires five times more manufacturing accuracy for the same accuracy.
    Therefore, in the rifle "arrows" did not go, because for the cheapening of a cartridge by a fraction of a penny, huge bonuses were once written out and presented to awards.
    BOPS in the cannon is another matter, the expense for the battle is a few things, so there they are justified.