Started by Cassia, January 20, 2022, 01:29:34 PM
Quote from: Shiranu on September 18, 2023, 04:34:04 PMI'm now curious how a shotgun (or some similar portable anti-drone gun using "simple" tech) could possibly be used.
Quote from: Hydra009 on September 18, 2023, 05:31:16 PMThere are net-guns said to be effective against drones, though I suppose that depends on how good a shot you are and how small the drone is and how fast the drone is.Most drone footage shows them as little dots in the sky - basically impossible to hit with a normal rifle - or up close and personal with very little opportunity to react. It'd be even trickier while you're in a moving vehicle.So I doubt small arms would be very useful.That Rheinmetall anti-drone AA gun fires ludicrously fast and basically fires flak, so it downs drones by filling a part of the sky with fast-moving flechettes in the blink of an eye. No one, not even a squad, can do that with small arms.
Quote from: Shiranu on September 18, 2023, 10:44:49 PMMaybe some form of miniature two-man (if possible, one man) FLAK cannon? Rather than larger pellets like the gauges measure, a reinforced assembly that can withstand a higher load of gunpowder and perhaps a slightly longer barrel. Or some sort of delayed release of the pellets, though I'm guessing that exists and/or is too expensive.Something tells me people a lot smarter than me have already considered this :P... but then again, the Europeans didn't understand the value of shotguns until WW1 when a bunch of redneck hicks from that foreign backwater of America brought them to a trench fight...
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on September 19, 2023, 07:42:36 AMSo time to bring back the punt gun?
QuoteThe saboteurs planted explosives and blew up aircraft and a combat helicopter at the Russian Chkalovsky Air Base in the Moscow region.
QuoteUnidentified persons planted explosives at the airfield and blew up An-148 and Il-20 aircraft (both belonging to the 354th Special Forces Aviation Regiment), as well as a Mi-28N helicopter, which had previously been actively involved in shooting down loitering munitions over the Moscow region.
QuoteSpeaking before the Security Council, the Russian foreign minister suggested that the U.S. could "command" Kyiv to negotiate with Moscow.
QuoteThe incident caused major hysteria in the top military command: government planes, the so-called 'judgement day planes' and special aircraft (reconnaissance aircraft) are stationed at this airbase."