Flying gun drones when?

We've seen the intense usage of suicide drones and grenade toss drones, so the next logical step is making them deadlier and more versatile by adding a gun to them.

The question is: When?

Also: Why isn't it a thing yet?

I know recoil plays a role, but recoilless systems exist.

Also /drone general/

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Also: Why isn't it a thing yet?
    Which is easier and cheaper?
    >gimbling and stabilizing a rifle on a drone big enough to support all that
    >Igor's 350 dolla FPV special with 1kg of electronically ignited HE

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Gun drone can be armed with M4 with drum mag, it's 60 stowed kills.
      In the same big drone you will probably fit 6 grenades.
      60 is 10 times more than 6. Also gun has lower collateral damage, much better for hitting moving targets, and faster on target.
      I can easily imagine such gun arming drone covering trench clearing and very effectively. While bomb dropping drone working in close vicinity of your own troops not so much

      >gun drone is much more difficult to pull off
      It is.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not saying there are no advantages I'm just saying those are the reasons one is in mass employment way faster than the other. That said
        >In the same big drone you will probably fit 6 grenades. 60 is 10 times more than 6
        If you pop guys in formation with 5.56, one guy might drop and the rest will scatter and get cover. If you drop an impact grenade into their midst that's a mass casualty event.
        >much better for hitting moving targets
        Compared to a grenade drop yes, compared to FPV not really

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >m just saying those are the reasons one is in mass employment way faster than the other.
          Primary reason gun armed is.much harder to make. It's not just tying grenade cup to DJI you bought on AliExpress. Guys who need these drones can't do this. And US MIC that can do that instead makes $91000 gold plated kamikaze drone.

          >If you pop guys in formation with 5.56, one guy might drop and the rest will scatter and get cover.
          When scenario it can be very useful I already mentioned it's close support of infantry assaults. We're already saw trench clearing in Ukraine when quadcopter hovers head of the assault and warns about enemy soldiers next trench turn. But imagine this drone not just watches but has gun and can shot enemy couple seconds after drone spots them. It's very nice capability to have and you can't replicate it with grenades bomber.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Too ESL

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >vatnik tears
              Embarrass yourself harder pidorashka

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I was honestly being polite considering your post was nigh illegible. have a nice day you shitskinned third world tribal trash. The only vatnik here is your call center boss.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The thing I'm imagining that'll play a big role in the foreseeable future is a combination of high flying recon drones for identifying targets.
    Fancy sensors with a bit of artificial intelligence pattern recognition it'll become easier for the operators to identify potential targets.

    The operators then click the places, where they assume a target is, and suicide drones are sent on their way, to to find a human shaped warm blob in that area and make it a cold human shaped blob.

    This will of course create a need for drone countermeasures, and I assume threads and meshes will be used a lot in forest areas, but also rapidly deployable decoys that can look like a soldier to a drone.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've been thinking that we will see this soon, but just strapping a gun to it is moronic, it has to be integrated inside the drone so the barrel is pointing downward and can rotate like 45° all around

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If guns were better than bombs we'd have seen B-29s filled to the brim with 50 cals.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And yet standard issue of infantry is not rocket launchers, but rifles.

      I'm not saying that suicide drones will go away, I'm suggesting they could be shooting some guys before going into suicide mode.

      I'm also thinking they should be shooting straight down, not sideward.
      Figuring out which point is exactly below the drone should be doable with relative ease.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >And yet standard issue of infantry is not rocket launchers, but rifles.
        Skill issue.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because Ukraine still hasn't reved up production for the Baba Yaga octocopters that would be able to hold up an AR/AK with drum mag and its tripod. Only the FPVs. Also I think the main issue is the average soldier is too dumb to rig up an aiming system like this and the Ukrianian military is too scared to try the idea so far. They seem to be more interested in land drones for now

      Bombs are not for anti-personnel they are for smoking factories in Dresden. B-29s bombs are the WW2 equivalent of Storm Shadow

      >Flying gun drones when?
      This just dropped 6 hours ago, actually.

      Translations of the text in the video (according to Google Translate):
      >0:01 - training drone shootings
      >0:19 - there are enemies here
      >0:33 - enemy position
      Source:
      https://t.me/russianocontext/3073
      Catbox:
      https://files.catbox.moe/azxqki.MP4

      Frick yeah. What is that, an RPK?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Le gun: 3-4 kg with 30 rounds, RoF = 800 rpm (ignoring accuracy)
    Le bomb: 5 * (400 gr steel casing + 200 gr HE) = 500 frags, RoF = vely fast elpeem

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're thinking you'd strap a full fledged rifle to the drone, of course that would be moronic.
      A drone does not need to hit a target in standard engagement distance. In fact it can get much closer.
      So you need less accuracy, no reloading, and a short barrel, minimized recoil.

      Essentially a metal storm strapped to a drone. Well, maybe a metal storm that can shoot each barrel individually.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >lets spend millions developing a new gun just because le cowboy complex

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe for shooting air targets (drones air to air combat).
        For targeting infantry you want to stay at about 200-300 meters range so they doesn't hit your fat drone with their rifles. It's 5.56 territory.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >you need less accuracy and no reloading
        >a metal storm that can shoot each barrel individually
        I found your metal storm anon. It shoots 700 .22 caliber bullets simultaneously, and unlike that piss weak picture, this has a muzzle velocity of 3775 fps instead of 1200. It's also lighter because it doesn't need barrels and uses a more powerful propellant.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Claymore mines are pure sexo.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > Why isn't it a thing yet
    It's been tried and it doesn't work. Guns are heavy and bullets are small. A rifle weighs about 6lb. That's too heavy for most drones, not even counting the ammo. You can have 2 40mm drops or 1 hand grenade drop on a quad compared to zero rifles on one.

    Now scale up. Suppose you're using a heavy hexacopter to carry a 6lb rifle, 1lb mag, and 2-3lb gimbal. You're now in the 15-20lb payload class of drones. You could carry several mortar bombs or an antitank mine - something that can kill guys under top cover unlike a rifle.

    And if you're shooting straight down, the purpose of a rifle (low lag to avoid the problems of shooting at an angle) is pointless and you could use drops anyway.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's only a matter of time before antagonist people make use of drones to cause murderous harm in the western world

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And yet another toy that's gonna get restricted hard as frick because *some people* (aspiring researchers and engineers that were just about to get their life on track) happened to "fall into the hands of extremists", (that just so happen to be the same extremists they originally "fled" from), have to use it for incel shit in the name of some desert pedophile.
      But of course the motive remains a mystery, and we shouldn't draw any conclusions from it. Be should rather focus how it's the police's fault and why he should have a 120% fair trial. (Who really is to say who's the victim here?)
      >we needs to ban [insert current thing]

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I could see them being used at "anti-riot" weapons shooting pepperballs. it would be a good proof of concept and a way to workout any kinks. then I could see it being used in combat in some situations.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Flying gun drones when?
    This just dropped 6 hours ago, actually.

    Translations of the text in the video (according to Google Translate):
    >0:01 - training drone shootings
    >0:19 - there are enemies here
    >0:33 - enemy position
    Source:
    https://t.me/russianocontext/3073
    Catbox:
    https://files.catbox.moe/azxqki.MP4

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Get some UI offline targeting system there and this can get really ugly. The ziggers are not known for good bulletproof kevlar

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are we in the BO2 timeline?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Drones more prevalent in combat than ever.
        >Militia uprising in Yemen.
        >Growing tensions between China and US; over Taiwan.
        >Political unhappiness simmering away.
        >Quantum computing research.
        >Cyberattacks.
        We eating good bros.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Now we need some butthurt Hispanic from south America

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yep, robot warfare is the future afterall it seems

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is a thing now. Just prototypes.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because bullets aren't an efficient way to kill people when compared to high explosives.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bullshit
      >attach grenade to drone, send drone to frontline, drop grenade on an enemy or two, come back for more grenades to finish them off
      >survivors have already relocated
      Alternatively
      >smashes into one guy and blows him up can never be used again
      Versus
      >send turret to fly to frontline
      >finds a group of a few dozen sleeping cubiks
      >REMEMBER, NO RUSSIAN
      >BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT
      >flies over to twitching bodies
      >pew
      >pew
      >pew
      >all dead
      >turret drone flies back to base for resupply

      Grenades were relatively useful when trench warfare was the meta. Now it is motorbikes and golf carts in an open field

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >that chink CGI tier fantasy
        >meanwhile in reality: takes potshots at nothing and spends most of its time with the muzzle pointed at the sky

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >meanwhile in reality: takes potshots at nothing and spends most of its time with the muzzle pointed at the sky
          >not being able to accurately shoot a soldier from 300m away on a drone even with robotic assistance
          Skill issue

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Seems like even at 150 meters nobody would be able to shoot these gun drones down. They are just too hard to shoot down with a rifle

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