>>420641 It doesn't matter if a weapon is good or not, what matters if there's a company with enough financial backing to make it, and enough political backing to lobby it to get used. Jackhammer had neither.
>>420649 It's not wordplay. Before the advent of magnetically charged weaponry, railgun literally meant a gun on rails - or more accurately, a railway gun. They were phased out after WW2, since normal tanks allowed for more mobility.
The Federation had conventional weapons to begin with, they only switched to mobile suits after Zeon introduced them and they turned out to be mad overpowered.
The Gundam, the Guncannon and the Guntank were part of the "V Project" which was the Federation developing the technology for themselves, which lead to the creation of the GM which was the mass-production MS that made up most of their forces.
>>420740 >>420739 >>420737 There are different types of bullets - tracer rounds, armor piercing, incendiary, etc. The colours are there to mark which one is which, so you don't end up using normal ammo when you'd need AP, etc.
Is there any modern body armor used for protecting the legs and anything else below the waist?
Like when you hear the stories about heavily armed and armored bank robber where they manage to hold the cops off for ages it usually only ends after the crooks get shot in the dick/legs/hands while absorbing fire everywhere else.
>>421051 No, I just really like the design of the Mammoth tank. It looks twice the tank as any other tank, and I don't just mean the double barrels... it has dual threads, swanky looking turret, rocket pods, and in-game it has self-healing and is the only tank that can handle any kind of incoming enemy (rocket pods can kill enemy air and infantry both). It's the ultimate tank.
>>421058 That is true, but I was under the assumption that the tank mode is there for fast travel purposes, in which case it would make more sense to fix up the arms, so they don't have to be powered on to stay in whatever formation they are in (so gravity and the force of the travel doesn't make them flop around). Which would make the tank shape have a fixed form which is easier to manouvre, but also means there is more power for the engines.
You can still have an intermediate form with the arms moving freely, but it is just a weird lower-profile version of the normal stand-up mode, with lower height and different weight distribution.
>>420617 So for the handful of you here who know a thing or two about guns, do any of you think bottleneck pistol rounds may be making a comeback? >Ruger 57 was a surprising success despite the gun's lacking quality >The FK Brno and its polymer counterpart are doing really well for such a boutique gun with its own proprietary round >The prevalence of 40 S&W copsurp pistols means tons of 357 Sig compatible guns are on the market >On top of that 357 Sig is always a panic-proof round and is very powerful for what it is I'd be very excited to see it happen, if only to see new pistols chambered in 7.62x25
How much maintenance actually goes into owning a gun?
Like if you've got your pistol or a shotgun in the home for ye olde cause of property protection, man's house being his castle etc, and it never actually gets used how often do you need to clean an fix it up?
>>423723 >Please expand on this point. I'm not an expert so I can't tell you much beyond larger calibre causes larger hole, and if the hole reaches a significant percentage of the body the body will shatter.
>>424153 The adaptations back then were so much more memorable though. I don't think I can tell any of the Thor movies apart, or any of the Iron Man ones, or any of the Avengers series, other than the first ones that set things up. But movies like The Shadow or The Mask will be always memorable.
>>424155 No, not really. The MCU movies are all 95% generic CGI movies, while the older movies had actual actors playing different roles, and CGI was only used as an occasional special effect instead of the entire movie. And when those old movies were bad, they fall into the "so bad they are good" category (Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros etcetera), while with newer movies, when they are bad, they really are just bad movies.
I mean look at John Goodman and Rick Moranis in the Flintstone movie and tell me you can ever unsee that shit.
>>424348 That's actually pretty smart. And if a couple of kids can get their act together to operate a mortar or a gattling gun, then you'd be so impressed and full of pride that you'd hardly feel bad about whatever mayhem they cause.
>>424349 >>424348 Was that not what the Germans were doing at the end of WW2? Their forces were so depleted that to try and delay the Soviet forces thrusting their way into Berlin they were having kids from the Hitler youth manning anti-tank weapons against Russian armor.
>>424426 Hitlerjugend were a thing, yes, but as I recall it was more about Hitler declaring total war, calling for every citizen to fight against the invaders. Also given that the red army literally raped their way to Berlin, having children fighting them isn't that far fetched (and besides the Russians did the same in Stalingrad).
But that pic talks about children working together to operate larger military equipment. Hitlerjugend were iirc armed with panzerfausts (one of the first modern anti-tank rpgs) which was so simple to use that they gave them out to civilians - you just point a tube towards a rocket and press fire. It didn't require several children working in tandem to operate it.
>>424426 Look, heavy artillery practice for children, as much as I wanted to have it growing up, and despite the fact that modeling it is such a great introduction to trigonometry, is going to be a hard enough sell with parents as it is, and comparisons to nazi Germany aren't going to be much help.