Could the switchblade be programmed to fly into the barrels of enemy artillery and tanks?

Could the switchblade be programmed to fly into the barrels of enemy artillery and tanks?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why? Switchblade 600 has an armor piercing warhead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      300 is cheap and small, it could burrow into the barrel, without people knowing it’s there and then boom

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why not have it burrow into peoples cocks like that one South American river fish that uses its retractile spikes?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Interesting question. You could probably do it with a raspberry pi and python maybe. Detecting and aligning a cylinder based on whatever resolution video is what it would boil down to. I bet it's possible

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They already have AI piloted drones that race through and around obstacles, so it would be easy.
      But would the explosion damage the barrel when it'd have to be a small enough package to fit through a barrel.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why not aim for the fuel tank or ammo?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You might be able to damage external fuel tanks, but remember the S300 is closer to a 40mm grenade with an airbust charge
      it's really not going to hurt anything bigger than a truck.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s possible, with image recognition AI and complex math. However, it would be very difficult to maneuver the drone down the barrel of the vehicle is moving. The system can predict where the barrel and tank may go based on their current speed, but the humans inside could turn the turret or slam the brakes. This would mean a limited success rates in modern dynamic battlefields. And, if it doesn’t line up with the barrel, and it is just the 300 without a AP warhead, it’s not gonna do too much.

      Also if it doesn’t cause catastrophic failure, it would only take a barrel and breech replacement, which are already replaceable parts.

      Basically it’s more cost effective to use something that near guarantees a total kill than have to use a unreliable system like this

      The 300 as OP says is anti-personnel shrapnel, not armor piercing. It wouldn’t penetrate enough to detonate ammo, and would not ignite the fuel, which is separated from the crew (usually) by additional armor

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also would possibly be more effective to detect open tank hatches and target them. With a basic IFF system you could have a decent loitering munition

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I guess for psychological warfare

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Fly into the part of a tank specifically designed to regularly have explosions in it then explode
    Unless those things have a much bigger warhead than the propellant for a tank shell I can't see it being all that effective

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean OP's idea is dumb, but so are you
      the propellant charge isnt the same as fragments. That's like saying an ounce of explosive fragments in your AR's chamber is the same as firing a round through it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bad for the barrel sure, maybe even disabling the gun but it's not going to destroy the tank.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    interestingggg

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With how this war has been going, I give it till the end of the year we start seeing trickshots and style points like this.
    And for those they'll bother dragging the laptop out

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    switchblade 300 range is shit, so are the optics and the charge is weak as fuck. 6 to 10k usd lol.. useless piece of shit
    theres a reason hohols prefer commercial drones with improvised rkg9s dropping bays

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they "prefer" using their cheap commercial drones to drop grenades because the optics are good enough on SBs to use them as proper drone recon.
      Nice try at demoralization propaganda, though.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they prefer it because of optics when thats the switchblades main fucking purpose so there you go retard. A 10.000 usd device gets beat by a commercial drone a tenth of its price, plus its reusable, has more range and fly time, and much more powerful explosives - also can hover still in the air. Switchblade is a scam and per unit cost should be around 400, 500 usd at most

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          SBs dont even cost close to 10k retard demoralizer moron gay

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They are 6 to 10k depending on which taxpayer thryre scamming then with
            >le demoralizer
            Get a grip weakmind redditard, no one cares about your feefees

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              when NATO finally declares war, the Westerners will want your women first, the poles will gladly take the femboys

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's... actually a pretty good idea. But you'd need a totally different design, it would be miniaturized to the size of a golf ball and released from a mother drone to account for the short endurance. It would seek out either the barrels of tanks or artillery guns and disable them (barrel refits are costly), or high-level officers and detonate next to their vital organs for maximum psychological warfare.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We should have remote control car suicide bombs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      While having a RC/AI claymore on wheels would be based as fuck plane drones are just more simple to design and employ because you dont need to navigate the terrain when in auto mode.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how do you defend against this weapons and drones as a normal soldier?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't. Autonomous systems are becoming their own branch of combined arms. Anti-autonomous systems (maybe autonomous themselves) will take on the autonomous systems.
      At least, until your anti-autonomous defenses run out. Then you will be as vulnerable as infantry against tanks, or dreadnaughts against aircraft.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    with or without lube?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Lubeanon

      What?

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