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Offline Coil

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Next step Vulkans?
« on: December 10, 2007, 01:57:49 AM »
I don't know if anyone has posted this yet. A friend of mine sent me this cool news clip.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=109_1195663753

Now all they have to do is strap a big gun on it.

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Re: Next step Vulkans?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007, 07:07:24 AM »
very cool stuff!!
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Re: Next step Vulkans?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007, 12:14:33 PM »
well, yeah, that is pritty cool..

however, i belive it will only see very limited use (at least in the next 15+ years, imho).

why?

because even small weapons (like AR with FMJ bullets) can punsh through quite some protection.

e.g. the interceptor (and as i know all other FMJ-proof armor) consist of ceramic plates that will shatter after a hit.
(thats the principle, to break the bullet and to suck up the kinetic energy by breaking the protection plate).

you may live after a hit, but several hits will shatter it completely
(metal/composite protection like on vehicles needs to be very thick to work at all....)

-> a powerarmor with this kind of protection getting hit by some bursts/anti-tank rifle will surely be in trouble..
(perhaps not not 100% out of action, but ... )

i seriously doubt that it is possible to put enough "vehicle" armor + battery power on it to be of combat value.

as a working unit (-> aliens II) however, it may be a real breakthrough!


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Re: Next step Vulkans?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 08:53:20 PM »
Neat but, beware of the rise of the machines!  Can we say terminator!!!
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Re: Next step Vulkans?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007, 03:14:35 PM »
In the immortal words of Sean Penn (Jeff Spiccoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High")

"AWESOME - TOTALLY AWESOME!"
If sing, sang, and sung, sink, sank, and sunk, and drink, drank, and drunk, how is it that it isn't bring, brang, and brung, think, thank and thunk, and ding, dang, and dung?

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Re: Next step Vulkans?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 03:57:32 PM »
Dave wants 3!!! You know how he LOVES Vulkans!!!!!  ;D
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Re: Next step Vulkans?
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 04:48:46 PM »
Man, thatīs damn cool stuff!!

I appreciate Vulkans, i like them, but I donīt really love them.

But this is gleaming and I want it!

Anyone the funds to let me have it as a christmas present ?
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Re: Next step Vulkans?
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 07:11:47 PM »
Must..find..underslung...chaingun to mount on it!
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