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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed May 16, 2012 6:44 am

Exciting! IOC = Initial Operational Capability?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Wed May 16, 2012 8:20 am

Yes.

And here's a second line of text so that the forum software doesn't complain about short posts.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed May 16, 2012 6:38 pm

D. Hall,
When a customer commissions a ballistics test with a gun such as vera, is it likely the test footage and data will be released into the public domain, or is it strictly 'between us and them'?

I'm guessing it varies depending on the customer, but is it a common occurrence based on your experience so far?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Wed May 16, 2012 8:32 pm

Fnord wrote:I'm guessing it varies depending on the customer, but is it a common occurrence based on your experience so far?


Generally it's completely up to the customer. We give them the footage and they do with it...whatever they want.

And it's very rare that it gets released. I've only worked on one test that got released.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed May 16, 2012 11:22 pm

How easy (expensive) is it to commision small scale high speed tests like this now removed informal one?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sat May 19, 2012 3:04 pm

Figure $5k just to show up. After that, it all depends on what you're trying to do....
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Wed May 23, 2012 7:40 pm

And for what it's worth, the presentation that I recently gave....

http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2012fuze/13647Hall.pdf
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed May 23, 2012 9:03 pm

Link doesn't work for me.

Edit: Looks like the entire dtic.mil site is down. I assume the link will probably work when it's back up.

Edit: I can access it through a proxy. Strange.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed May 23, 2012 10:46 pm

D_Hall wrote:Figure $5k just to show up. After that, it all depends on what you're trying to do....


Right, not something we could have had a whip round for :)

Nice presentation, but of all the spudguns out there, why this one :D http://www.xinventions.com/main/spud/pac6.htm

Looks like the entire dtic.mil site is down. I assume the link will probably work when it's back up.


Works for me, could it be a kiwi problem? Love that site by the way, ypu get to know about awesome projects like this: http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2003gun/steel.pdf

Also, you get to act all surprised that the Chinese seemingly base their military projects around the same concept!

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Oh look, humvees! No wait...

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed May 23, 2012 10:47 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Works for me, could it be a kiwi problem? Love that site by the way, ypu get to know about awesome projects like this: http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2003gun/steel.pdf

Strange, it lets me access a cached version of that link but, unsurprisingly, there isn't a cached version for David's link.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:17 am

I think someone at some point in this video might have used the phrase "world's most powerful potato gun".

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dhSYDZy2Yc[/youtube]

Based on a muzzle energy estimate it could be a close one.
Well, if the potato actually survived that is. ;)

By the way, if you were looking for a way to spread vera around, getting FPSrussia to come over would probably be about as much publicity as you're ever going to get.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:29 am

Still it kind of fails that he isn't russian but american

sort of like - hey I want to be badass and masculine -> let's pretend to be a slav :D
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:45 pm

I can't bear to watch his videos because of the forced accent.

POLAND_SPUD wrote:sort of like - hey I want to be badass and masculine -> let's pretend to be a slav :D


POLAND_SPUD wrote:the only problem is buying the right stuff (and hiding it from my family :D lol I feel as if I was 13 again)


Totally ;)
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:29 pm

still I can be like that and still be 10 times more masculine than you guys...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:56 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:still I can be like that and still be 10 times more masculine than you guys...


We know :)
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