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12 hours ago, DDE said:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gtMssTSnRHU

We're basically talking about two different things: a high RoF for "personal" use and a high RoF for tactical use. The idea was to ensure a tight grouping of an individual's shots, but not necessarily to generate more shots over time (althought I have seen graphics of a G-11-derived SAW).

IIRC at least one SPIW gun used two bullets per cartridge to attempt the same.

Take the complexity claim back yes the rotating G11 breach was complex but that system is all of the gun and will probably handle dirt worse as you can not protect all of the action :)  Get the benefit of an fast burst to increase hit chance. 
And yes the G11 saw was even more complex, we do  not know how they planned to load the the thing based of the blueprints. 

About the G11, its old tech, you could get an breach loading,  none cartridges  and  magazine feed pistol back in the 1600's. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyBPaXbp7Qg
Yes they was extremely unreliable and maintenance intensive so you needed an well paid master gunsmith in house, but it would be awesome for an renaissance batman style character. 
Real life it would be nice for stuff like an king's guard. But guess this was also the time kings stopped fighting in wars. 

 

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The B-52 takes almost an hour to startup normally due the amount of support equipment needed.

On scramble, however, they can start up the engines in 10 minutes by… exploding small charges on it. 

Source.

I already knew that Special Cartridges were used to startup heavy old engines (try to crank your way out of a heavy agricultural tractor!):

And, of course, I watched the Flight of the Phoenix, so I also knew they were used on airplanes:

(And yes, I love the sound of that engine!)

But I didn't knew they were used on "modern" aircrafts!!! :) (including the Canberra…):

Using explosives to start up engines. So lovely Kerbal… :)

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Just found a video of the complete process on Canberra on reddit!

 

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9 hours ago, Lisias said:

Using explosives to start up engines. So lovely Kerbal… :)

I mean, it's not that unusual. Many LRPEs use a solid-propellant cartridge to both spin up and ignite the GG. Certain Soviet engines even had a separate start-up turbine.

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"This needs a pintle gun."

"Comrade, it's a submarine."

...

...

"Alright."

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The round thing is apparently a flywheel, not a crank. At 26 rounds per belt, not much of an MG.

At least this led to the more famous APM "rifle".

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It's actually a smoothbore
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There're good days, and there're bad days on a bomber.

Mine usually look like one of these:  :D

 

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Grammars… (sigh)
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Twin revolver rocket flamethrowers

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The new secondary weapons set-up was first shown well over a year ago, but I never through it would make it to Zapad-2021.

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Best use with the lunar chutes.

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The Soviet view of the lunar flight was more reasonable.

A crewless backup lunar ship (LK-1) lands before the flight somewhere around.

A Lunokhod without science but with a driver seat and life supplies inside lands where the crewed LK-1 should land.

Lunokhod runs around to ensure the LZ is clear.

LK-1 lands, using the Lunokhod and its platform as landing beacons.
Lunokhod films the LK-1 landing from the lunar surface.

If LK-1 can't launch back, but the cosmonaut is still alive, he sits into the Lunokhod and goes to the backup ship.

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5 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

Best use with the lunar chutes.

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The Soviet view of the lunar flight was more reasonable.

A crewless backup lunar ship (LK-1) lands before the flight somewhere around.

A Lunokhod without science but with a driver seat and life supplies inside lands where the crewed LK-1 should land.

Lunokhod runs around to ensure the LZ is clear.

LK-1 lands, using the Lunokhod and its platform as landing beacons.
Lunokhod films the LK-1 landing from the lunar surface.

If LK-1 can't launch back, but the cosmonaut is still alive, he sits into the Lunokhod and goes to the backup ship.

Backup for a backup: the Berkut was rated for walking to the backup ship.

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13 minutes ago, DDE said:

Backup for a backup: the Berkut was rated for walking to the backup ship.

I'm currently amused by the whole E-8 series and other Lavochkin designs... So perfect, so multifunctional, and still alive as Phobos platform.

Btw they have a e-magazine for free on their site.

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2 hours ago, DDE said:

Truly an Untitled Space Craft

 

From where did you think I took inspiration for this stunt? ;) 

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On the less than bright side, I had this video "saved" for a cross-posting with the report of a "mission" I'm doing,  :D (you can't hide nice things on the Internet! :P )

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Did you guys realise that there's a cockpit on the first stage, didn't you? :D

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