airsoft guns on boats

Discussion in 'Weapons & Pneumatics' started by The Texan, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. gunsnrosesx

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    Didn't mean to offend anyone or the hobby, just saying seen it done, and was pretty cool. And if i were to know that this was 100% against it i would of never brought the idea about. Sorry for mentioning it.
     
  2. The Texan

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    the magazines for my guns are in the barbette of the gun turret, would it be possible to have the entire turret barbette and all pull out of the ship to reload the magazines
     
  3. Tugboat

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    It would, but why not reload them with the turrets still in the ship?
     
  4. The Texan

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    because the lower mazaines are in the bottom of the barbette, i only have one magazine in the upper part of the turret, plus i would like to have easy ascess to the everything for matainance
     
  5. The Texan

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    also would arming the tertiary battery be possible
     
  6. The Texan

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    also would arming the tertiary battery be possible
     
  7. Tugboat

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    How big is your budget?
     
  8. Kotori87

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    Possible? Certainly. Practical? Almost certainly not. From both the mechanical and operator standpoints, adding the secondary and tertiary guns will add a whole bunch more possible failures for negligible benefit in combat. Get your main battery working, then consider extra features. If you still want secondaries, plan ahead and save the space for them - but don't build or install them yet.
    Have you looked at the cannons used in airsoft tanks? There are a bunch of 1/16 scale WWII tanks around that have a compact airsoft cannon in them. Given your intended scale, those may be more suitable than stripping down a bunch of regular airsoft guns.
     
  9. The Texan

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    no i had no intentions to but was wondering if it could be done
     
  10. The Texan

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    I was looking at the gun arrangement on the Scharnhorst and the 11 inch rifles simply are to small so i'm doing the 15 inch gun conversion with two different bow pieces for accuracy in scale as well ad dummy triple turrets for show
     
  11. gunner250

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    why not just have it co2 and set up like a regular big gun cannon it would probley work
     
  12. Tugboat

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    Because airsoft guns don't use a CO2 firing mechanism, and the amount of trouble it would be to convert one is far more than the amount of trouble that it is to build a cannon by itself.
     
  13. Reckless

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    actually there are several CO2 airsoft systems .. they've even got into electro magnet firing systems completely programmable .. but I do fully agree for the cost and utter hair pulling frustration retro fitting these systems to Combat ships would be so counter productive and overly complicated (the electro mag programable kits are somewhere in the 1500-2000 dollar range)

    on that respect though I've got a couple of cheap electric pistols that I thought about reverse engineering for BB cannons ..could even do barrel recoil LOL ... but I can pretty much garuntee their reliability would be counted in shots ...not even battles or days

    airsoft stuff is ment to fling a .2 to .48 ish gram 6mm BB normally.... not the heavier stuff combat ships sling ...