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    Default Why not use Metal Storm?

    Metal Storm is a new tech the military is using, it loads the rounds behind eachother instead of a clip and uses a computer chip to ignite making it much MUCH fast, I believe they (Discovery Channel) said it can fire 100,000,000 rounds every few seconds...why not use that one our ships?
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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    I did wonder about this, i knew of the technology but i cant think where it would be usefull...Our ground troops have morethan enough firepower and while it being a good technology with 100million rounds a minute being fired i just think it would be an excuse for overkill.

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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    I remember seeing something on TV about this once, where they actually demonstrated it on a smaller scale. I think they had about a dozen or so tubes, each one filled with a row of bullets. Every bullet in every tube was fired at once doing much more damage that a single burst of fire.

    Although 1,000,000 rounds is impressive, I don't think it's ever been proved that it can fire that any rounds. It also seems like a waste of rounds when damage can be done with less rounds from a heavy machine gun. It's also nothing something SG units can carry around so I think perhaps doing double, triple or even quadruple barrel rail guns which fire similtaniously could be a better solution when doing more damage at the same rate of fire.



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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    100 million rounds every few seconds? How on earth are you going to carry enough ammo to last in a fire fight? If you miss your target, you essentially screwed.

    If you hit your target, well there probably won't be much left of it, that's for sure.

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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    they should use it for the daedalus against darts but i dont really no anything on this tech
    would it fire at mach 5 rate of speed???

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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    It would be good if they can lowe the ammo usage.
    From 100m to lets say 500/sec
    So they could use it as automatic defense that uses transmitter to see whos friendly.
    Or offensive on malps...
    Like sending malp throught a gate that is guarded.
    It comes throught and starts shooting right after its out of the gate.

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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    I'm sorry I wasn't clear enough...I ment use them on our ships
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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    but the malp idea is a good one! i could see that working, if they spread the feild of fire 360 degrees around the malp by placing a tube every degree with say 10 bullets in each. thats more than enough to take out a gate gaurd.

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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    Metal Storm still uses conventional gunpowder charges. The rail guns can fire extremely fast, but more importantly, the projectiles go much faster.

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    How would we ever carry enough ammunition to make this worth it. We could pound one ship for a few seconds and then run dry, what would be the point of that?

    No advanced races use projectile weapons for a reason. We need energy weapons. Period.

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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    you cant use gunpowder in space, so it would only work on planets

    No oxygen = No explosion = your screwed
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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    Daedalus uses rail guns and there would be billions of rounds aboard and they would be small to fit more in.

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    What a coincidence. I used to know the guy who invented the Metal Storm System. He was in the year above me in High School. He told me the only problem with the million-a-minute system is that he couldn't design an ammo clip big enough to hold a million rounds LMAO.
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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Star Fox
    you cant use gunpowder in space, so it would only work on planets

    No oxygen = No explosion = your screwed
    Actually, you can. Gunpowder contains an oxydizer.

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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    Quote Originally Posted by All hail the USAF
    Metal Storm is a new tech the military is using, it loads the rounds behind eachother instead of a clip and uses a computer chip to ignite making it much MUCH fast, I believe they (Discovery Channel) said it can fire 100,000,000 rounds every few seconds...why not use that one our ships?
    I think your 100 million is over shooting it, but yes, Metal Storm would be a huge tactical asset, especially against s that have telekinesis. Unless they can turn back that much kinetic energy, in whcih case, SGC forces are boned.
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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temp2
    Actually, you can. Gunpowder contains an oxydizer.
    Yep. And guns don't use gunpowder normally anyways, they use smokeless powder (which in some ways acts more akin to a high explosive in how it works). Still doesn't require oxygen to work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo-DR
    How would we ever carry enough ammunition to make this worth it. We could pound one ship for a few seconds and then run dry, what would be the point of that?

    No advanced races use projectile weapons for a reason. We need energy weapons. Period.

    Uhhhh !! Anicents use projectiled weapons, they are called Drones! they are just wayyyyyyy more advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capricorn_One
    Uhhhh !! Anicents use projectiled weapons, they are called Drones! they are just wayyyyyyy more advanced.

    Actually, in reality, Drones are NOT projectile weapons. Projectile weapons need a device to 'project' them. Drones only need the Ancient 'Chair' and ZPM to power them and control them. Drones are really extremely advanced missile weapons. An arrow or a bullet is a projectile, a drone can alter its course to seek a target. Projectiles can't do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seastallion
    Actually, in reality, Drones are NOT projectile weapons. Projectile weapons need a device to 'project' them. Drones only need the Ancient 'Chair' and ZPM to power them and control them. Drones are really extremely advanced missile weapons. An arrow or a bullet is a projectile, a drone can alter its course to seek a target. Projectiles can't do that.

    Mckay got that one wrong... Can anyone say: SNAFU..!!!

    Thats what i ment, thank you for clearing that up.

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    Default Re: Why not use Metal Storm?

    Drones are hardly a projectile weapon. A projectile weapon hurls some sort of "projectile" at a target in the hopes of damaging it. You do not control projectiles afterward. Missles are also NOT projectile weapons, and they would probably do just fine if we got them to blow up BEFORE they hit the shields surrounding enemy ships. Imagine if in Camelot 15 Nuclear Explosions jsut went off right next to the Ori. They have good shields but thats a lot of energy.

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