• Coolest/Ugliest Weapons v8 - The future is pointy
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[QUOTE=Joazzz;52857030]these are just cautionary tales and not stuff that's actually happened, right?[/QUOTE] Alot of bad shit happens to recruits who sometimes let their imagination get the better of them (as well as safety procedures). However most of the time armed forces are quick to cover up such incidents. During my basic training one of our lieutenants told us why flare guns in the SAF are locked inside boxes. Turns out that back when he was conscripted his company were rolling out into the woods using BVs and inside the passenger wagon of the front troop transport eight bored Soldiers were playing around with the flare gun (essentially one of those red revolvers) casually, spinning the revolving action etc. Then one of the Soldiers pulled the trigger, thinking that the flare gun was loaded with blanks(?). Our lieutenant described how one of the BVs had suddenly stopped while screams could be heard from the rear wagon. All soldiers disembark and move in to drag them out of there. Seven of the soldiers were badly burned while the eight one had a fucking flare burning off inside his torso. My lieutenant and a captain dragged that poor sod away from the others and started to throw wet leaves (it was raining at the time) inside the gaping hole of his torso while he was literally melting away because of the extreme heat. He died on the ground, IIRC he was like 18-19 years old. Useless way to go.
[QUOTE=Viper123_SWE;52857687]Idiots.[/QUOTE] Never underestimate the stupidity of bored people. That shits damn horrible.
Indeed. There's also some funny stories, like how in SäkR (the SAF safety guidlines) it used to say that in order to fire a Carl Gustav you need, boots, gloves, a helmet and ear defenders. Well one of my COs made them change that text after he showed up on the range butt-naked with boots, gloves, helmet and ear defenders and started launching RPGs at static targets. Nowadays it says you need to wear a full uniform, helmet, ear defenders and other assorted protective gear (kneepads, gloves etc.).
[QUOTE=Viper123_SWE;52857768]Indeed. There's also some funny stories, like how in SäkR (the SAF safety guidlines) it used to say that in order to fire a Carl Gustav you need, boots, gloves, a helmet and ear defenders. Well one of my COs made them change that text after he showed up on the range butt-naked with boots, gloves, helmet and ear defenders and started launching RPGs at static targets. Nowadays it says you need to wear a full uniform, helmet, ear defenders and other assorted protective gear (kneepads, gloves etc.).[/QUOTE] As it goes, make something idiot proof, and the universe will give you a better idiot.
[QUOTE=Joazzz;52857030]these are just cautionary tales and not stuff that's actually happened, right?[/QUOTE] Mostly, but we still had to shoot our MG3s off the bipods shoulder during our basic. It was an official part of the MG3 training for us atleast. However it was pretty thightly controlled and supervised.
Panhard VBL [img]https://78.media.tumblr.com/215c4c73a7e4f68e56d9d5dadca65ef0/tumblr_os2j0dTGS61rqpszmo1_1280.jpg[/img] I think I need it
I have a soft spot for both the VBL, VAB and the AMX (seen in the background there). [editline]5th November 2017[/editline] [QUOTE=Ilwrath;52858463]As it goes, make something idiot proof, and the universe will give you a better idiot.[/QUOTE] Make something idiot proof and the universe will give you a naked, slightly-overweight captain launching RPGs at wooden cutout T-64s.
I do like the AA-52 mounted on top. [t]http://1-22infantry.org/pics6/zavala30.jpg[/t][t]http://combatgroundsoperation.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/4/7/26474528/179504632.jpg?847[/t][t]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/guns/images/3/3f/AA-52machinegun.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090217024543[/t]
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I remembered seeing that revolver with laser in games and thought it was a scope
[QUOTE=Ignhelper;52859868]I remembered seeing that revolver with laser in games and thought it was a scope[/QUOTE] I mean, you wouldn't be wrong [t]http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/10387/11028726_1.jpg?v=8CE3D172C03B040[/t] [t]http://www.writeups.org/wp-content/uploads/Lord-Humungus-Mad-Max-Kjell-Nilsson-a.jpg[/t]
[t]https://i.stack.imgur.com/H7JNL.png[/t] [t]https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/longslide4.jpg[/t] [t]http://www.imfdb.org/images/e/e3/Longslide2.jpg[/t] very easy to mistake this for a scope [quote]In 1984, laser sights were rare, and required a high level of power. This helium neon laser needed 10,000 volts to turn on, and a further 1,000 volts to maintain its brightness. The cables were run up Arnold's arm to a battery that was in his M65 field jacket. The laser was activated by his other hand.[/quote]
favorite movie handgun of all time right there, appearance-wise
[QUOTE=StrykerE;52859838][t]http://soldiersystems.net/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/img_5271.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] Oldschool lasers were some serious shit. [t]https://i.imgur.com/iYyY5zH.jpg[/t] I can see why they might've thought laser sights and powered optics were a bit of a meme. Just look at how retardedly huge nightvision scopes and lasers used to be, then look at them now.
most of those are from before solid state lasers existed, same with night vision, the tech has gotten crazy small today but was pretty bulky for a very long time
So, does it deal additional d3 energy damage on a non-confirmed crit?
[t]https://i.imgur.com/ff8tibE.jpg[/t] :wow: a combination gun referred to as a vierling because of its four barrels.
[QUOTE=gufu;52862197]So, does it deal additional d3 energy damage on a non-confirmed crit?[/QUOTE] only if you've picked up the perk damnit! [editline]6th November 2017[/editline] also internet hivemind of facepunch, could someone make a gif of when Ian has this on the table at like 12:03 to 12:23ish [video]https://youtu.be/jFG02bh6oQk[/video]
[QUOTE=Kali;52862072]Oldschool lasers were some serious shit. [t]https://i.imgur.com/iYyY5zH.jpg[/t] I can see why they might've thought laser sights and powered optics were a bit of a meme. Just look at how retardedly huge nightvision scopes and lasers used to be, then look at them now.[/QUOTE] What's really interesting to me is how we went from different carry handles and sights and such to every gun having a picatinny rail ontop. And then how fast until we started putting them on the sides / bottom because we realized if it can hold a scope, it can hold a flashlight / laser / rangefinder / foregrip / etc. And now most new military weapons are designed with a picatinny rail, some even have the irons as a rail accessory rather than attached to the gun. It seems so obvious now, but it took awhile to catch on and now that it did, even countries like Russia is producing guns with this rail system in place.
[QUOTE=Mr. Someguy;52864663]What's really interesting to me is how we went from different carry handles and sights and such to every gun having a picatinny rail ontop. And then how fast until we started putting them on the sides / bottom because we realized if it can hold a scope, it can hold a flashlight / laser / rangefinder / foregrip / etc. And now most new military weapons are designed with a picatinny rail, some even have the irons as a rail accessory rather than attached to the gun. It seems so obvious now, but it took awhile to catch on and now that it did, even countries like Russia is producing guns with this rail system in place.[/QUOTE] And of course, the moment they became standard, someone had to try and innovate. In the case of rail systems, this meant cutting out a whole lotta crudely drawn dicks along the handguards. [t]http://www.graniteridgeoutfitters.com/images/apra400005c_ar15_quantum_15in_keymod_handguard_black_2.jpg[/t]
[QUOTE=Mr. Someguy;52864663]What's really interesting to me is how we went from different carry handles and sights and such to every gun having a picatinny rail ontop. And then how fast until we started putting them on the sides / bottom because we realized if it can hold a scope, it can hold a flashlight / laser / rangefinder / foregrip / etc. And now most new military weapons are designed with a picatinny rail, some even have the irons as a rail accessory rather than attached to the gun. It seems so obvious now, but it took awhile to catch on and now that it did, even countries like Russia is producing guns with this rail system in place.[/QUOTE] Even countries like Russia? They've had their standard rail system for mounting optics on their rifles since 1954. So it's not really surprising that they hop on the Picatinny train.
[QUOTE=joost1120;52865268]Even countries like Russia? They've had their standard rail system for mounting optics on their rifles since 1954. So it's not really surprising that they hop on the Picatinny train.[/QUOTE] It's probably exactly the reason why he mentioned Russia, as it's much more difficult to change production procedures when you already have your own established standards and a big stock of products complying with them.
why in the hell people puts a scope or a suppressor on a revolver? for what reason?
[QUOTE=mastfire;52866268]why in the hell people puts a scope or a suppressor on a revolver? for what reason?[/QUOTE] To make it tactical, obviously
[QUOTE=mastfire;52866268]why in the hell people puts a scope or a suppressor on a revolver? for what reason?[/QUOTE] Scope because revolvers are surprisingly accurate thanks to a fixed barrel, and scopes are easy to mount on them due to no slide. Suppressor, you can't unless it's a very specific design that does a cylinder-seal-thing, and in that case, it's... Y'know, to make it quiet.
Today I learned about the Netherlands' Walrus class attack subs and I think it's great how they look as fat as their namesake :v: [img]https://78.media.tumblr.com/0ed938987ffbf0b2cbe6bd21dbf35d64/tumblr_o80kpctHoT1r94kvzo1_1280.jpg[/img] [img]https://78.media.tumblr.com/990b455803d1ca84e6eef48029288613/tumblr_o80kpctHoT1r94kvzo6_1280.jpg[/img] [img]https://78.media.tumblr.com/daabccd2c1a7b9b7c6adeeffdeff34a0/tumblr_o80kpctHoT1r94kvzo5_1280.jpg[/img]
thats a lot of subs in one place [editline]7th November 2017[/editline] [QUOTE=mastfire;52866268]why in the hell people puts a scope or a suppressor on a revolver? for what reason?[/QUOTE] movie guys who don't know that a supressor on a revolver would double the backblast and hunters who actually hunt game with pistols which isn't as crazy as you might think
Suppressed revolvers, you say? [t]https://i.imgur.com/6E5zu7d.png[/t]
[QUOTE=Kali;52866982]Suppressed revolvers, you say? [t]https://i.imgur.com/6E5zu7d.png[/t][/QUOTE] am I right in guessing those side cover latch around the gun and contain the gas that escapes? [editline]7th November 2017[/editline] why hasn't someone done something similar for revolving rifles
That, or it's also the viewfinder.
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