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Unread postAuthor: hatssold » Sat May 02, 2009 11:43 pm

You might have heard a company called AIRDRIVE Tech...Anyways i heard some information regarding a new project they are on. They are currently in the development of something they call the "PneuMAX Shot" with the intention of creating the world's strongest air cannon. It is a cannon that is equipped with some of the most powerful parts around and uses a weird valve. Its neither piston, sprinkler, ball or anything like that. It's capable of shooting at a distance of 2.5 km. It has accuracy up to 1700ft! It sports a 12 inch diameter air chamber by 6 ft. It can shoot through 8 well structured cement bricks. I will name specifics as I gather more info.
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Sat May 02, 2009 11:45 pm

A link would be very nifty... :P
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Sat May 02, 2009 11:59 pm

+1, link please.

I suspect the upkeep would be very expensive. It probably uses a light weight gas, such as helium at a very high pressure. Also the valve may be a sacrifice valve like a burst disk.

Also, a long barrel with a custom made, aerodynamic projectile. Another factor that could be used is heating of the gas. Heat helium up enough, compress it to 3000+ psi and it will push anything. Aerodynamic projectile, large mass.

Unless you're going to try tell me it's handheld..
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Sun May 03, 2009 12:57 am

It sports a 12 inch diameter air chamber by 6 ft.


That's be hard to hold in your hand :D

Agreed, link please.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun May 03, 2009 1:43 am

hatssold wrote:They are currently in the development of something they call the "PneuMAX Shot" with the intention of creating the world's strongest air cannon.


Quite a challenge, considering the competition.

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The full-size, 15" (38.1 cm) projectile was eleven feet (3.35 m) long and weighed 1,150 lbs. (521.6 kg) when fully charged. The first sub-caliber projectile was 10" (25.4 cm) in diameter, eight feet (2.44 m) long and weighed 570 lbs. (259 kg) when fully charged. There were also 8" (20.3 cm) and 6" (15.2 cm) sub-caliber shells. The smaller shells allowed longer ranges to be obtained, but the longest range was still only about 5,000 yards (4,570 m).


Not bad for a design built well over a century ago.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sun May 03, 2009 1:53 am

Just did a fairly extensive search on Airdrive Tech and PneuMax shot and came up with nothing like you described. More info on this please....sounds very interesting indeed, although in the big scheme of things, not terribly high performing when compared to common firearms, especially for its largish size.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sun May 03, 2009 2:00 am

No chance whatsoever they're using a valve we haven't seen before.


The googles they see nothing!


I see nowt on the interweb. Is it something you're involved in?
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Wed May 06, 2009 11:05 pm

There's a deafening silence where there ought to be deafening cannon blasts.


Don't make me triple post now ^^
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed May 06, 2009 11:49 pm

You might have heard a company called AIRDRIVE Tech...Anyways


I haven't. Apparently neither has Google. Came up dry in a search.
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Thu May 07, 2009 12:34 am

Maybe this is his way of advertising for a company that he plans on starting soon. ?? I dont know.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu May 07, 2009 2:07 am

jook13 wrote:Maybe this is his way of advertising for a company that he plans on starting soon?

No, that can't be right. He's clearly a salesman for headwear.

...nah, actually, I was wondering about that. This might be some form of promotion. Either way, no-one has yet found any mention of this on the internet, so it's got to be small scale, or something that's not been publicised yet.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu May 07, 2009 7:56 am

@hatssold, I just witnessed some of the "best of the best" look for what your talking about and came up with nothing. When you can come up with a direct link pm it to me and I will inspect it for worthiness and open this back up for discussion, but not until then.
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