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snsabot: Logged on 2016-07-17 14:05:28 asciilifeform: for the record, the only direction with real promise in small arms field is 'gyrojet', where the rifled and tempered barrel is unnecessary, given a self-rotating projectile, small and quite easily-made rocket
a111: 22 results for "gyrojet", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=gyrojet
asciilifeform: !#s gyrojet
asciilifeform: in all fairness that is what 'gyrojet' did
asciilifeform: re '3d gun' folk, it boggles my mind that they ignore 'gyrojet'
ben_vulpes rather fond of simple barrages over gyrojet projectiles
PeterL: gyrojet is so futuristic weapon, shame it didn't make the cut
asciilifeform: anyone with a drill press, for instance, can make 'gyrojet'-style projectile
mircea_popescu: not to say that gyrojet is out or anything.
a111: 13 results for "gyrojet", http://btcbase.org/log-search?q=gyrojet
asciilifeform: !#s gyrojet
asciilifeform: ... before we lose this thread, i will point out that the correct projectile weapon for a toy flyer is 'gyrojet' rocket.
asciilifeform: for the record, the only direction with real promise in small arms field is 'gyrojet', where the rifled and tempered barrel is unnecessary, given a self-rotating projectile, small and quite easily-made rocket
PeterL: so my question is if they would be improved by adding gyrojet-type propulsion?
PeterL: yeah, sort of a small grenade launcher combining some attributes of gyrojet
PeterL: RE gyrojet: one thing that sped failure was 13 mm caliber, which exceeded the 12mm size limit, so needed extra note from stalin
decimation: asciilifeform: re: gyrojet < lol "recoiless rifle" from your fist? Does the exhaust burn your eye out too?
asciilifeform: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141024152906/starfrontiers/images/0/07/13mm_gyrojet_pistol_round.jpg << rocket
assbot: Modern Firearms - Gyrojet ... ( http://bit.ly/18YzEHG )
asciilifeform: http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/usa/gyrojet-e.html
asciilifeform: mircea_popescu: speaking of small arms, are you familiar with (historic) 'gyrojet' ?
asciilifeform: ;;later tell mircea_popescu nope, not the french one. gyrojet went out of print because, iirc, of misfires.
mircea_popescu: <asciilifeform> ben_vulpes: speaking of rockets and small arms, familiar with american invention, 'gyrojet' ? <<< isn't this really that french invention ? the rocket powered grenade that regularly gets stopped in branches etc and kills the shooter ?
asciilifeform: ben_vulpes: speaking of rockets and small arms, familiar with american invention, 'gyrojet' ?
asciilifeform: BingoBoingo: i find it interesting that nothing principally new happened in small arms for almost a century. (curios like 'gyrojet' excepted)