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1 Romantic Heretic  Tue, Oct 9, 2012 2:30:17pm

Reminds me of the powerguns used in the Hammer's Slammers Universe. Thanks to those anything in the air or space above the horizon is useless.

2 Curt  Tue, Oct 9, 2012 2:36:43pm

How long before the unit insignia is a pair of crossed light sabers?

3 researchok  Tue, Oct 9, 2012 2:43:00pm

I want one.

Don't ask.
/

4 lawhawk  Wed, Oct 10, 2012 7:49:48am

re: #2 Curt

Well, it's funny you say that since the CIWS Phalanx system (particularly the early ones) were often referred to as R2D2s because of their familiar shape when fielded by US forces, and Daleks when fielded by British forces.

One major upside to this is that it doesn't result in ammo being thrown down range that could hit green forces with shrapnel whereas current munitions based systems throw up a curtain of ammo that has to land somewhere (and that can sometimes limit where/how those can be fielded).

5 Curt  Thu, Oct 11, 2012 3:39:19am

re: #4 lawhawk

Well, it's funny you say that since the CIWS Phalanx system (particularly the early ones) were often referred to as R2D2s because of their familiar shape when fielded by US forces, and Daleks when fielded by British forces.

One major upside to this is that it doesn't result in ammo being thrown down range that could hit green forces with shrapnel whereas current munitions based systems throw up a curtain of ammo that has to land somewhere (and that can sometimes limit where/how those can be fielded).

I know that system very well. Used, it, inspected it, trained crews for it...knew of a case where it decided a weird case of atmospherics looked like a high speed inbound target and it did it's think in the Persian Gulf (first person stories of the ship I was on, from the cruise prior to when I got aboard), knew why ADM Bulkeley was all over it while running INSURV.


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