Space Weapons

So what will we be killing people with in space, once that starts being a thing? I had heard that conventional firearms won't work due to a lack of oxygen to combust with, so what will take their place?

I figured some kind of souped-up air rifles would work best, since you could just have a hopper full of ~9mm metal balls and a separate airtank to propel them with.

Does PrepHole think melee weapons will become more prominent in space warfare?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tiny needles launched via EM railguns, you dont need to kill someone just need to shred their suit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Does PrepHole think melee weapons will become more prominent in space warfare?
      Like says, yea there will probably be spears and knives at first. Shit that can quickly puncture suits and flesh or shatter the visors

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Normal weaponry could work :
    All the componments in the cartridge itself delivers oxygen for the combustion.

    What could not work is the standard mecanism, with the low temperature and lack of atmospheric pressure which will fuck up any lubrification.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So what's the solution, do you think? New research in lubricant tech?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's no need. Dry lube like graphite works fine.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My dick

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    moron how much oxygen do you think is inside the chamber when the round goes off? The gunpowder inside has an oxidizer, it doesn't need an atmosphere. Look up people shooting underwater if you don't believe me

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This thread comes up regularly, lurk moar

    >guns don't need air
    >main issue will be heat dissipation since no atmosphere
    >you just need to poke a big enough hole in the other guy's suit
    Those are the main points brought up each time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That fancy new plastic cased ammo would be good for heat dissipation in space guns in the void.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What. Brass or steel is much better at removing heat. Plastic is a pretty shitty thermal conductor

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          exactly, that's why polymer cased ammo is better at keeping guns cool since it needs less gunpowder to get the same velocities.
          It's perfect for space: weights less and heats guns less.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    space lasers. obviously.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Regular ammunition has to be brought from earth and is heavy
    Air guns use air, which is in limited supply
    Electricity is free with solar panels

    Therefore, railguns using simple balls or needles either brought from earth or manufactured from scrap or space ore.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A normal rifle with a decently high-velocity round can, in principle, land indirect fire on any part of the Moon from any other given location on the surface. In lunar warfare, you could theoretically enforce surface-access denial in an area from the opposite side of the Moon, if you had enough ammunition and sufficient hardware/software to fire the weapon accurately.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You are an idiot. We had this thread a million times. If you really wanted to know you could have googled it in a second...but no, you needed to shit up/k/... what you wanna know next? If mech's would work? Maybe you wanna know why we dont have submarine carriers? Pathetic....

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish we could have submarine carriers. The Japs had it right but we had to stop them from having an absolutely sexy fleet

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >shitting up PrepHole
      What do you wanna talk about then, gay? Other than weapons

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People of the future will be inherently more civilized and an honorable culture of duels with 3d printed carbon nanofiber caveman clubs will develop to take advantage of the acrobatics possible in a low-G environments.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      reject modernity
      return to grug

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Railguns, ETC or Light Gas Guns.
    >M4's on Mar-
    Go arm a frontline military unit with Mosin Nagant's and watch how fast they get shredded by a force 1/30th their size. All a M4 would be useful for is killing unarmed civilians, and maybe not even that if transhumanisn has gone sufficiently along.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What the fuck do nuggets have to do with anything? 5.56 would surely pop a space suit.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you can probs also just fry a guy with xrays or something

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Swords.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drone

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I had heard that conventional firearms won't work due to a lack of oxygen to combust with
    Your bullshit detector is broken, you should consider an heroing.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mobile suits

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