Thursday, April 22, 2010

Neat Weapon for Sci-fi

I loved the rocket rifles and needlers from Star Frontiers.  This Real Life weapon reminds me of those. Funny that it was developed by "Tickle Me Elmo" dude, Bruce Lund.
Lund recalled seventh-grade science demonstrations in which an electric current is passed through water, producing oxygen and hydrogen gas. Mix the two together, add a spark and boom!

The application was an ideal fit for Lund's combustion technology, which can measure out the appropriate amount of gas for each shot.

The weapon's effectiveness has been tested on blocks of gelatin that simulate human flesh; the projectiles hit with considerable force, but do not penetrate.

The muzzle velocity is normally set automatically, but at the military's request it has a manual override, so the shooter can dial it up to maximum power and fire lethal shots.


2 comments:

  1. It reminds me of the variable settings on Star Frontiers' laser weapons too.

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  2. he should call it the "Tickle THIS B$%ch!" Weapon System

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