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Posted: 8/31/2005 12:16:07 PM EDT
Interesting PDF file on future technology for an LMG/MMG...

56k beware!!!!!

Thoughts?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:31:03 PM EDT
Interesting read. I wonder how controllable it would be with how light it is.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:33:23 PM EDT
Looks like a promising design. That said, if they expect the US military to adopt a new experimental ammunition, they are dreaming.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:34:26 PM EDT
nifty
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:35:34 PM EDT
Didn't say how they would overcome the overheating problems of past caseless designs.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:51:18 PM EDT
Looks interesting... the telescoping ammo also..
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:04:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Didn't say how they would overcome the overheating problems of past caseless designs.



CLICK HERE....
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:16:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:24:22 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/31/2005 1:26:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By COLE-CARBINE:

Originally Posted By Schulze:
Didn't say how they would overcome the overheating problems of past caseless designs.



CLICK HERE....



Still doesn't say.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:48:27 PM EDT
late night bumpage
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:12:05 PM EDT
If they have a rotating chamber and if chamber temp. is a problem.

Then it would be logical to have several chambers in a cylinder. Or perhaps a three chamber arrangement with lots of cooling area around each chamber.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 7:54:27 PM EDT
I really like the mechanism they came up with; it's really clever. But I wonder how they're going to control overtravel from the cartridge inertia, having been pushed by the plunger. Go too far, and CHOP. The caseless I could see, since they could constrict the end slightly, but the cased versions are going to be hard to do.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:02:52 PM EDT
Too bad we cant have em...
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:05:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeSSS:
If they have a rotating chamber and if chamber temp. is a problem.

Then it would be logical to have several chambers in a cylinder. Or perhaps a three chamber arrangement with lots of cooling area around each chamber.




I like your idea... perhaps the cylinder could be derived from a ceramic / carbon that would not retain heat. I think a harder item is the problem with caseless propelant and getting proper / usefull velocity.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:06:00 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:08:18 PM EDT
I'm not sure I understand exactly what the telescoping cartridge does
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:49:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Armed_Scientist:
I'm not sure I understand exactly what the telescoping cartridge does



Shorter overall length of cartidge

Totally reliable ejection: each cartidge pushes out previous one, even if the latter is a misfire.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 8:54:52 PM EDT
Hey its got a telestock!

And a "sorta" VersaPod...'cept this one splits in two halves for Bipod mode and joins into one piece for Vertical Foregrip.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:31:06 AM EDT
There telescoped case idea is great. But will the cases be wider than they currently are? If so, it would result in less capacity and be useless.

I don't see how the caseless will overcome the heat. Todays guns remove lots of heat by transfering it to the case, and there will be no case to transfer it to.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:38:12 AM EDT
That's the company I work for, except a different branch.

I'm in the Training and Simulation division, doing aircraft maintenance training systems for the C-17 and F-22.

I tried to talk the Powers That Be into letting me volunteer to ops check the LMG, but apparently that duty is spoken for.
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