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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Hey guys check out this article:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article ... ml?cnn=yes

"The new .50 caliber gun and improved scope could employ "fire and forget" technologies including "fin-stabilized projectiles, spin-stabilized projectiles, internal and/or external aero-actuation control methods, projectile guidance technologies, tamper proofing, small stable power supplies, and advanced sighting, optical resolution and clarity technologies.""
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:47 am

There already are sighting systems that will automatically compensate for range and atmospheric interference, guided bullets seem to be a logical progression.

The darts that form the warhead of thestarstreak missile are only 15 inches long and individually guided.

On a less portable level, the Phalanx CIWS radar not only tracks incoming targets but its own outgoing cannon shells, allowing it to predict where the shells will strike and allow it to make aiming corrections before they even reach the target.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:15 am

That will be one sick weapon, with one sick pricetag. I'd love to know more about the theory behind it.

If this weapon works as advertised and is put in a FPS game, this will be the lame IMBA n00b gun! :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:20 am

I believe I read about a scope being developed a while ago that employed something like this. Upon pressure being applied to the trigger, a laser was bounced off the target, and a small computer adjusted the elevation on the scope according to the load's ballistic table. Didn't adjust for windage, but still pretty neat when I read it.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:13 pm

I read about a scope being developed
it isn't new... IIRC it was in the late 80s
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:53 pm

Computer aimed weaponry has been around since WW2, what is taking them so long :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:32 pm

hmmm but how does it work ?? is it using a laser designator? (or should I say 'will it use')

that would need a team
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:15 am

POLAND_SPUD wrote:that would need a team


Not if the designator is mounted on the rifle itself, but in any case, snipers operate in teams that would already have laser designators in order to mark targets for airstrikes etc.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:42 am

mark.f wrote:I believe I read about a scope being developed a while ago that employed something like this. Upon pressure being applied to the trigger, a laser was bounced off the target, and a small computer adjusted the elevation on the scope according to the load's ballistic table. Didn't adjust for windage, but still pretty neat when I read it.


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hmmm but how does it work ?? is it using a laser designator? (or should I say 'will it use')


It's a read between the lines description. In short, it's a laser rangefinder (laser tape measure) tied to a computer for elevation compensation for the distance. Instead of calling it a range finder, it described how it functions with lots of the important details left out.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:45 am

there was a computer controlled gun in the film shooter... at least i think it was...

but i don't think there is need for this technical wizardry when a pair of humans can do just as well, although maybe for super long range shots, a laser guided fin stabilized projectile could be developed.
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