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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

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    Before that, we'll need a ton more miniaturization, not to mention totally new developments in weapons systems...

    I mean, each of those initial "replay" rounds has GOT to be a tiny (and highly maneuverable ) missile - unless the first round somehow highly magnetizes the damn target...but no, that wouldn't work, it would just attract the rounds in the magazine…

    And further, the flame and ice weaponry is just pointless, I think - the number of times it would be useful would be far too few to merit its probable weight/power costs.

    I can see the potential uses of the arrow system for stealth purposes, but the capture net probably falls in the same category as the flame/ice weapons – too bulky/weight intensive for its usefulness.

    Far better to have the flame/ice/net devices as attachments that can be used to modify the weapon if necessary…Or even better, as totally separate weapon systems (especially in the case of the net)…
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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Before that, we'll need a ton more miniaturization, not to mention totally new developments in weapons systems...

    I mean, each of those initial "replay" rounds has GOT to be a tiny (and highly maneuverable ) missile - unless the first round somehow highly magnetizes the damn target...but no, that wouldn't work, it would just attract the rounds in the magazine…

    And further, the flame and ice weaponry is just pointless, I think - the number of times it would be useful would be far too few to merit its probable weight/power costs.

    I can see the potential uses of the arrow system for stealth purposes, but the capture net probably falls in the same category as the flame/ice weapons – too bulky/weight intensive for its usefulness.

    Far better to have the flame/ice/net devices as attachments that can be used to modify the weapon if necessary…Or even better, as totally separate weapon systems (especially in the case of the net)…
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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

    Why don't they give them the :
    BBC News | The Company File | UK and US build new stealth tank
    ??

    It's pretty badass munitions, when I first heard of that some months ago it described the technology as essentially laser guided missiles fired from a gun... but it also said a second person would be required to run the laser, as a sight is pretty intense. Wonder how many more call of duty games before that gets added?

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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

    Sorry, I'm somewhat unempressed. It's a nice, expensive toy. It is not a game changer, or a war winner. I'd have settled for an infantry rifle that wouldn't jam as much and is much more lethal than the one we have now. For that matter our boys could use some sensible rules of engagement policies that make sense. As it is this is just some expensive equipment that will enrich the defence industry at the expense of the american taxpayer.
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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
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    Beautiful... absolutely beautiful. The timing couldn't be better.

    1. how heavy is it
    2. how heavy is the ammo
    3. how often and easily does it break
    4. does it require batteries

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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

    The only problem with the rifle is that the ammo is somewhat expensive, but 1 or 2 of these per squad does change the game, significantly. The video I posted goes somewhat into depth on how it works and what it can do, and the various uses are incredible. Mark target at distance you want to hit, fire, round explodes into mini rounds at that distance...so many applications for taking cover out of the equation, which totally changes the infantry battlefield.
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    Re: US deploys 'game-changer' weapon to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Sorry, I'm somewhat unempressed. It's a nice, expensive toy. It is not a game changer, or a war winner. I'd have settled for an infantry rifle that wouldn't jam as much and is much more lethal than the one we have now. For that matter our boys could use some sensible rules of engagement policies that make sense. As it is this is just some expensive equipment that will enrich the defence industry at the expense of the american taxpayer.
    really. could we take this money and switch to a 6.8 caliber and a piston-powered system instead?

    i remember when the 6-shooters came out they were supposed to be So Awesome also.

    then it turned out they were heavy as crap, the sights didn't work, they were too imbalanced to aim well, and the buttstock was constantly breaking.

    so we put ours back in the armory and just kept our 203's.

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