We were so close to greatness. Externally powered hyperpressure .50 cals were within our reach.

We were so close to greatness. Externally powered hyperpressure .50 cals were within our reach.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The standard M2 ammunition can be used, but a PELE-FAP ammunition, and an ammunition with the performance of the current 14.5mm
    System is available with Rheinmetall

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >PELE-FAP

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The barrel and bolt systems are designed to be extra-strong, so the new machine gun will fire any type of existing .50 BMG / 12.7×99 ammunition plus new, "super-power" 12.7mm ammunition which is also being developed by Rheinmetall. This new "super 12.7mm" ammunition is claimed to accelerate 50-gram bullet to muzzle velocity close to 1,000 m/s (standard .50 BMG is nominally rated as 46 gram bullet with 860 m/s muzzle velocity).

      > plus new, "super-power" 12.7mm ammunition which is also being developed by Rheinmetall.
      They say those have modification preventing them from chambering into M2 as safety measure, how does this work?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe they changed the dimensions of the case a little?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But how oversize chamber works with older 12.7×99? Just expand case when it fires? Wouldn't it rip apart or leak gases through bolt?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Probably made the neck slightly longer, think .458 win vs .458 lott

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I-I-I hope there's still only three. This thread scares me.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >4D FAP rounds
            the future of warfare is looking grim

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PELE/FAP is an inverse AP bullet which puts dense materlal in the jacket and a light core inside so it fragments laterally upon striking a surface without needing an explosive fill.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >PELE-FAP

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hyperpressure?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i said what the hecktoo!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine SIG™ saying "hyperpressure© .277 furry® "

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      +++++++++P

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The gunpowder used in .50 BMG and other small arms is only double-based, but artillery use triple-based powders so we could be getting a 33% more based increase

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        triple base propellant is common and old tech, the nitroguanidine simply reduce combustion temp to reduce erosion, it doesn't improve performance.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >pump the pressure up
          >what about muh barrel life?
          >add the third base to preserve them
          It checks out

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Double based to triple based is a 50% increase in bases, not 33%. And that's based.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      +P+^2

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bigger than mega and super but less than cyber and ultra.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rate of fire?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That is the most videogame looking gun I've seen in a while

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Externally powered hyperpressure .50 cals were within our reach
    I understand obviously but maybe explain it to me in a simple way so i can explain it to my 5yo brother aswell?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The barrel and bolt systems are designed to be extra-strong, so the new machine gun will fire any type of existing .50 BMG / 12.7×99 ammunition plus new, "super-power" 12.7mm ammunition which is also being developed by Rheinmetall. This new "super 12.7mm" ammunition is claimed to accelerate 50-gram bullet to muzzle velocity close to 1,000 m/s (standard .50 BMG is nominally rated as 46 gram bullet with 860 m/s muzzle velocity).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/H6AhA5Y.png

        We were so close to greatness. Externally powered hyperpressure .50 cals were within our reach.

        If I understand the big deal is making a gun that shoot faster projectile?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's heavier and it's faster
          kinetic energy is proportional to mass times velocity squared, so in effect you'd have way more kinetic energy.
          > 50 * 1000^2 / ( 46 * 860^2) ≈ 1.47
          ^ this tells us the bullet would have about 1.47 times more kinetic energy. how much that matters in practice is anybody's guess.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes yes but the heavier projectile part was always a variable, basically it's about being more energy efficient went it come to projectile.
            I don't see what's the big deal. Not needing to use some pressure to reload or something like that?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RETVRN TO SQVEEZBORE

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The M2 Browning will be in service until the heat death of the universe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only in America, sure

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Due to its weight and need for external power source it is currently only mounted on vehicles, such as the Puma

    Might as well use a 20mm instead...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It weights 25 kg. As for power source any RWS needs electric power. So there are really no downsides of replacing M2 with RMG 50 in RWS (and it was made for remote weapons stations)

      20mm would have 3 times less ammo and would have 200% larger recoil force, needs much more robust installation.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so hype for hyperpressure rounds vs hyperdrones vs hyperinfantry vs hyperboats in the hypothetical hyperborian hyperengagements

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm starting to hyoerventillate

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm starting to hyoerventillate

      >The age of Hyperwars will be upon us once more

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nature is healing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm starting to hyoerventillate

      https://i.imgur.com/3KSxWwf.png

      [...]
      >The age of Hyperwars will be upon us once more

      You all forgot to mention the hypersonics. I for one fear the hypercyber.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah the hyperpressure 25mm stuff was more interesting
    Rdx propellant and rhenium plated stellite sleeved bores, shits nuts

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nah the hyperpressure 25mm stuff was more interesting
      Its called 27x145mm Mouser.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Its called 27x145mm Mauser.
        Goated and basepilled 27mm appreciator.

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