An Interesting Airgun Design

Discussion in 'Weapons & Pneumatics' started by TorpCruiser, Oct 28, 2022.

  1. TorpCruiser

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    It’s interesting. It’s like a hybrid between fast and big gun tech.

    I’m not sure what the advantage is of that design over the fast gun o-ring + interrupter.
    - You don’t need to buy a clipboard valve, which is nice.

    Downsides..
    I think it would be as lossy as big gun, since it has no o-ring to build pressure, plus the air escapes for one full service rotation.

    The valve is now a custom part which can go wrong.
     
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    Those are a lot bigger than what we use. Just replacing a solenoid valve with a motor and gearbox to strike a pin valve.
    We now have designs that can fit a full 1.5U canon inside a barbette.
     
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    so like… they should be stealing from us.
     
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    Different applications lead to differences in design requirements.
     
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    It looks more closely related to a paintball cannon in terms of operations, except it uses a spring driven striker to fire. And a motor to cycle the breech and charge the spring. No regulator that I could see, and it needed a combination of gravity and spring feed to load. It looks like they're in Europe, so they may have to use airsoft pellets due to laws.

    I don't think I would use one on any of my ships, but it is a novel solution to the challenge.