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NGSW Phase 2 Consolidation and info   Small Arms <20mm

Started 30/8/19 by gatnerd; 449150 views.
poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

19/10/21

I have no merit in it. The talented hombre who is investing tons of time in data and patents is @xmszeon 

https://twitter.com/xmszeon

stancrist

From: stancrist

19/10/21

Latest T&P video has a number of xmszeon's animations.

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

19/10/21

Good timing, was just about to post that. In addition to the animations, the rail mounted 'motion isolator' talked about last year still seems to be a thing. 

That alone could do wonders for improving hit probability. 

  • Edited 19 October 2021 23:15  by  gatnerd
poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

20/10/21

But that guy didn't say anything serious about chamber sealing

stancrist

From: stancrist

20/10/21

gatnerd said:

...the rail mounted 'motion isolator' talked about last year still seems to be a thing.  That alone could do wonders for improving hit probability.

I must be missing something.  It isn't the least bit clear to me how a hinged fore grip that lets the front of the rifle move around is supposed to improve hit probability.

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

20/10/21

Once a position at x,z is declared, then the accelerometers detect motion in that two axis and compensate it until certain point. It's close to a "virtual monopod", like this

Arcabucero - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

but without a stick. Obviously it blocks the weapon inside a xz perimeter, not exactly to a point. But if it works it could be really something in certain circumstances... coupled with the FCS, for instance

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

21/10/21

The idea with the stabilizer is that it’s a motion isolator.

Normal rifle, your left hand grips the handguard. If your hand/arm trembles, then the muzzle moves as well.

With the stabilizer, you hold that thing. Your arm trembles, the bottom of the device moves, but the motion is isolated, and so the muzzle does not shift off target.

The increase in hit probability is due to making it easier to stay on target when firing from field positions. I imagine the level of improvement is like the difference between firing standing vs firing standing with the rifle hanguard resting on a wall. 

stancrist

From: stancrist

21/10/21

I understand what it is supposed to do.

I just don't get how it can possibly do it.

But, that is not important.  Thanks, guys.

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

21/10/21

More info on the 'Aim Control Enhancer' as this is known:

And our whole earlier discussion of it:

http://forums.delphiforums.com/autogun/messages/7812/1

It is conceptually similar, but simplified, to the stabilization systems / movement isolators used in tank guns: 

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smg762

From: smg762

21/10/21

Can tanks really hit a 1 or 2 mile target while moving briskly? Or do they tend to have to stand still

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