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Experimental Advanced Weaponary
Desert warfare is apparently appropriate.
The future? Leeching supplies from
nearby planets results a human society
with unlimited resources. As humans
fight for the remaining precious metals
of earth, advanced anti-personal
weaponary is developed.
Most of earth has become a sandy
oceans rising and falling
rapidly over thousands of years has
taken its toll. Animals no longer survive.
Deadly bacteria and vaccine/treatment
resistent virii rule the planet. Humans
can survive through personal eviroments.
The few remaining powers carry creative
weaponry in the battle for resources. The
DBG1 is about the size of the original
M16. Soldiers scoop sand into the clip
and load it up into the gun traditionally.
Extreme heat and lighting quick chemical
meltdown changes the sand to
superheated shards of glass. Fatal range
is about 150m, and at that distance there
is a 5m coverage circle.
Section on "weapons", near the bottom of the page. [8th of 7, Jul 05 2008]
||From your Halfbakery page -
"Some say i'm charismatic, that i light up the room. they say people notice when i walk in"
||I'm noticing. Is this a Halfbakery idea, or an incomplete idea for a movie pitch? There's some spots pretty well glossed over - "extreme heat and lighting quick chemical processes".
||Why limit your range and area of coverage, since you're skipping over what you would need to make it happen? Why not "it blows up the world, and it's all over" ?
||Isn't noticing people's presence a natural thing? Anyways, funny profile page. You don't really explain how this is going to work, but it's a sharp idea.
||You probably should have thought this out a bit more, but it could be a good idea. Perhaps it could have a battery that can be charged by a solar charger carried by its users and can be plugged into an electrical outlet, which is used in conjunction with some chemical reactions to heat the sand.
||It would probably take some time to melt the sand unless the weapon is exceedingly heavy. Perhaps a more practical method would be to have multiple heating chambers, allowing you to prepare a few projectiles at once. You could fire these few shots in quick succesion, then get cover. It should also have a hinged part of the barrel to change the spread of the glass shards based on distance.
||why not just use regular lead bullets? or is metal in short supply? even though plenty of material for "chemical processes" is available?
||Already largely HalfBaked, in the form of the Dorsai "Sliver rifle" <link>