Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:54 pm

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490mm cannonballs at 4km/s vs AFV turret

3 x 490 mm cast iron cannonballs at 4 km/s vs AFV turret

Armor inserts (spaced steel armor)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJGVrXfKyow



Mass drivers and railguns.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:31 pm

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How Australia Keeps Losing Wars To Animals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MXKgLaNnKI



Cats and pigs in general; snakes in Guam.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:48 am

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The Most INSANE Tank Concept EVER | Cursed by Design

In a recent episode we took a trip back to the 1950s into the works of a man by the name of Frank Tinsley. Due to the interest shown from that first video we’ll be doing it again this week as we take a look at probably the most insane tank concept I have ever seen. Join me as we take a look at the crazy vehicle known as the baby assault tank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_I5lBwzfQ0



1. California's Big Squirt.

2. All Terrain Buggy, armoured.

3. Overarmed.

4. Probably simpler to try a hovercraft, or even gravitational motors.

5. I understand the concept, but you could send in tracked or wheeled drones
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:26 pm

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Burgess Folding Shotgun

Andrew Burgess was an extremely prolific gun designer who gets very little recognition today. One of has particularly interesting weapons was a pump-action, folding shotgun. Because Spencer already had a patent on the use of the forearm as the pump, Burgess designed his gun to use a sliding sleeve on the wrist of the stock as the pump handle. The guns were well made, and the company Burgess set up to manufacture them was bought out and shut down by Winchester to reduce competition with their 1893/1897 pump action shotgun. As a result not many were made, and very very few of the folding models. This one is in fantastic shape, and also comes with an excellent leather belt holster made for carrying it folded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXvmGtLYwKA



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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:23 pm

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Firearms Expert Reacts To Necromunda: Hired Gun’s Guns

Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the future weaponry of Necromunda: Hired Gun, including the franchise’s iconic Boltgun, the Ironfist Stubgun, and a rifle called the Vapanther.

In the latest video in the Firearm Expert Reacts series, Jonathan Ferguson--a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries--breaks down the guns of Necromunda: Hired Gun, and compares them to their real-life counterparts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTGVSBS97M



1. Iron sights, in case of electromagnetic pulse.

2. Practicality questionable, but maybe throwaway cylinder revolver speedloader made of hardened plastic.

3. Close up and personal; at this point, should be mini grenades.

4. Road Warrior; arrr, me hearties.

5. Skulls for the Skull Throne!

6. Heat sink; backstop?

7. Rocket propelled grenade launcher.

8. Blue balled equipped trooper.

9. Holographic sights.

10. Supposedly, low rate of fire heavy machine gun.

11. If you can have selective ammunition, like a Sandman's revolver, or a Judge's Lawgiver.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:39 pm

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Firearms Expert Reacts To Aliens: Fireteam Elite’s Guns

Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the sci-fi arsenal of Aliens: Fireteam Elite, including the legendary Smartgun, the OCAP-91 Volcan flamethrower and, of course, the iconic M4A1 Pulse Rifle.

In the latest video in the Firearm Expert Reacts series, Jonathan Ferguson--a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries--breaks down the guns of Aliens: Fireteam Elite and compares them to their real-life inspirations.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5YylyfzXYQ



1. Spray resistant; prey resistant.

2. Easy rider.

3. High explosive armour piercing shells.

4. Would have thought caseless, and Siri counting.

5. Grenade launcher was twenty millimeter, as I recall.

6. Adjust the rate of fire?

7. If scout rifle concept, then the idea is situational awareness at medium range.

8. I like break open shotguns, but maybe not when facing a xenomorph hive.

9. Kill it with fire.

10. Personal defence weapon?

11. Heavy accel rifle.

12. Unless large numbers buzz sawing xenomoph carapace, maybe less than ideal.

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