Engineering one-upmanship

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Engineering one-upmanship

Postby achillain » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:56 am

This is a kinda mental exercise to see what we can come up with as a guild.

As you all know, one of the main things that progress the development of equipment is being able to overcome the previous generation of equipment.

You develop the Bullet. So you develop Armour to defeat the Bullet. Then you develop the Armour Piercing round to defeat the Armour.

So, I thought it might be interesting to start off a thread where we all post an idea that can defeat the previous idea.
Don't go crazy, like posting the "anti-everything shield", because then we'll just end up with a thread of Anti-Anti-Anti-Anti... you get the idea.
Plus, feel free to add some details, who knows, some great ideas might come out of this.

I'll start off with the basic:

A ballistic bullet.
The standard chemical explosive powered, coated lead bullet.
Kills people by shooting them :wink:
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Re: Engineering one-upmanship

Postby FSF Lensman » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:51 pm

OK, I'll bite...I see your chemically-propelled slug and raise you ceramic trauma plates, which redirect the kinetic energy in the bullet in a harmless direction.
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Re: Engineering one-upmanship

Postby FSF Lensman » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:55 pm

Next notch in the offense...electrothermal-chemical propellant for your full-metal-jacket lead slug which creates a plasma rather than a gas cloud behind the slug, adding some 50% to potential velocity.
Next player?
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Re: Engineering one-upmanship

Postby achillain » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:17 am

So, more forced to the round then. I add a layer of kinetic gel over the armour plates above. Slows down the slug over a longer distance.
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