Oh right, a million rounds a minute i believe was the firing rate? Oh course I don't think it can hold that many.
yup..that's about right. a million rounds a minute. from what i've heard its still undergoing trials but i don't think it can hold a million rounds at one go. but i'm very sure it'll get there. when i first saw..i was stunned...its like raining death and they've even started to convert it to autonomous remotely accessible dispenser pods etc. this electrical rail tech is amazing when its fully functional with the armed forces.
Yeah without a doubt! Just starting that thing up would cost more than us.
It's for more high profile targets, but seeing as how the USA currently doesn't have any enemies that would deploy such targets it's basically useless. Still better to have it and not need it. Just in case something does occur.
That's interesting. It would indeed be a formidable weapon.
But in the end the USA doesn't have any enemies that deploy military vehicles and ships that much. So far they're deploying infantry with all sorts of AT, AA or AP additions with different motorized vehicles. Guerrilla rabble, nothing a good old fashioned machine gun couldn't handle.
Metal Storm weapons don't use gunpowder, they use a magnetic field generating by electricity. There isn't a single moving part in their guns except the bullets themselves.
Each barrel of the gun has several bullets in it, each fired individually by a computer controller. That's impossible to do with gunpowder.