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NGSW Phase 2 Consolidation and info   Small Arms <20mm

Started 30/8/19 by gatnerd; 457839 views.
JPeelen

From: JPeelen

18-Jan

I guess the Photoshop operator had no idea that Mk262 has a smaller bullet diameter. For purely aesthetic reasons, he chose to give all bullets the same diameter. Clueless marketing people did not see any mistake. Engineers/technicians were of course not in the loop.    

EmericD

From: EmericD

18-Jan

JPeelen said:

I guess the Photoshop operator had no idea that Mk262 has a smaller bullet diameter.

Well, the "photoshop operator" is probably the one that gives us the superb 3D mechanical rendering of the Textron NGSW weapon (among other things), so I think that this guy knows what he was doing.

EDIT: I think he is even on this forum.

  • Edited 18 January 2022 16:24  by  EmericD
stancrist

From: stancrist

18-Jan

It was posted on Twitter.  No info on who drew it or why.

vpn test on Twitter: "https://t.co/GGKdgbwBTb" / Twitter

manimal87

From: manimal87

18-Jan

Who do you guys think is gonna win the ngsw? 

taschoene

From: taschoene

18-Jan

That cartridge isn't even remotely like 6mm ARC, which is fatter than 5.56 and has a much shorter case.  

stancrist

From: stancrist

18-Jan

EmericD said:

Well, the "photoshop operator" is probably the one that gives us the superb 3D mechanical rendering of the Textron NGSW weapon (among other things), so I think that this guy knows what he was doing.

Then how do you explain him showing a "6mm" projectile the same diameter as a 5.56mm bullet?

Quadhelix

From: Quadhelix

18-Jan

Just to note - I pulled up the image in an online photo editor and, as near as I can tell, the 5.56mm bullet is 47 pixels wide, while the "6mm" bullet is 51 pixels. 

51/47*5.56 is slightly more than 6.03

stancrist

From: stancrist

18-Jan

taschoene said:

That cartridge isn't even remotely like 6mm ARC, which is fatter than 5.56 and has a much shorter case.

Quite true.  Since the drawing was posted with no other information, I can only speculate on the discrepancies.

-- Perhaps it was meant to be a "perfected" 6mm cartridge, giving 6 ARC performance in 5.56 NATO-size round?

-- Or maybe it is simply mislabeled, and was meant to show his take on 5.56 Neckless in TV-style polymer case?

stancrist

From: stancrist

18-Jan

Quadhelix said:

...as near as I can tell, the 5.56mm bullet is 47 pixels wide, while the "6mm" bullet is 51 pixels. 

51/47*5.56 is slightly more than 6.03

Thanks for that info.  I was unable to measure any difference on the screen. 

gatnerd

From: gatnerd

19-Jan

stancrist said:

Perhaps it was meant to be a "perfected" 6mm cartridge, giving 6 ARC performance in 5.56 NATO-size round?

That would be my guess; and a pretty neat cartridge if it worked out. 

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