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Deimos UAW render 2 by doug7070 Deimos UAW render 2 by doug7070
Comments and critique are greatly appreciated!
The second render of one of my new Deimos variant weapons.
The Deimos weapon line began with the Deimos LRR, which I have now chosen to branch out into multiple weapons for different roles.

Deimos variant list:
Deimos Universal Assault Weapon (UAW) [Currently viewing]
Deimos Multiple Range Weapon (MRW)
Future variants may be produced at a later time.

Deimos UAW design specifications:
-Role: general purpose assault weapon.
-Action: open chamber magazine fed multistage electromagnetic projectile accelerator.
-Ammunition: 8x40MM inline-finned steel rounds.
-Power source: (2) high density power supply cells, build in to magazine.
-Capacitors: (16) high charge/drain linked cells.
-Magazine: 150 round high-capacity quadruple stacked box.

Deimos UAW performance specifications (all specifications are based on weapon using standard capacitor charge/discharge cycle):
-Fire modes: safe, semi-automatic, fully-automatic.
-Effective range: approximately 1,000 meters.
-Average muzzle velocity: approximately 4,000 feet per second.
-Rate of fire: 950 rounds per minute.

Model information:
All modeling and texturing: Douglas Kehrly.
Model © Douglas Kehrly 2012.
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xxxKenseIxxx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
If i had this gun, I'd probably have a very tough time changing mags while being sprayed by enemy ordinance. There's a reason most of the mags on the guns are in the front, with the exceptions of the AUG and the like. Anyway good design, altho miniaturizing a rail gun is pointless, at leas the gun wouldn't be loud, unless you discharge tons of current.
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doug7070 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The magazine change would be slightly less intuitive for this weapon than for something like, say, an M16. However, the weapon's magazine does hold 150 rounds of ammunition, a capacity more akin to that of a light machine gun than a standard assault rifle.

Also this weapon is a Gauss, AKA Coilgun, design—NOT a Railgun. The two systems are often thought to be interchangeable, but are in fact very different methods of operation.

As to the sound, the weapon would produce a super-sonic crack due to its high standard muzzle velocity, but could be fired at lower power to produce nearly silent sub-sonic velocities.

I hope that explains a little bit of my thinking on the matter, and thanks for the critique!
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xxxKenseIxxx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Hmm, both work with electricity, the muzzle velocity is that of a low powered railgun, and since this is fictional i thought it was one. I just noticed there's no muzzle break, with such speed it's a good idea to add one.
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doug7070 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A muzzle brake would not be of any use on an electromagnetic weapon though, as they work by redirecting the gasses generated by the expanding propellant used in standard firearms ammunition.
Because electromagnetic weapons such as Gauss guns and Railguns do not use any sort of explosive propellant a muzzle brake fitted to one would be almost totally without effect.
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xxxKenseIxxx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
I'm sorry, I aint english, what i meant was a silencer. If my memory serves me right, there are silencers that increase the frequency of the sound somehow by bouncing around the prop gasses, turning it into ultrasound, thus making it impossible for the human ear to register anything. Altho there are no gasses to bounce around in this case, I'm sure that an acoustic silencer would work, but that's just nitpicking. This is all fictional anyway :D
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PMGSnipes Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Artist
No it would not work, because they change the frequency of the gases expanding from the explosion that drive conventional bullets. You're thinking of the AN-94, 1st, it does not actually function as well as you would think and 2ndly, it's a glorified whistle.
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doug7070 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Correct.
In fact the operation of the weapon itself would be next to silent, the only loud sound produced would be that of the bullet passing the sound barrier.
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JerryYeh712 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done, love the design. Solid modeling skill as well.
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doug7070 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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AzuraReegar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
4.000 feet per second means 1209.8 meter per second... i am actually pretty sure this is impossible to reach :D you wrote the bullets are almost done out of steel, which is only a bit lighter than lead (at these speeds, the weight does not count that much anymore) ... a bullet of this size could reach a maximum speed of 980 m/s but never 1209...

if you want to reach these high speeds i would recommend to think about liquid ammunition. liquids harden at high speeds... so this may would work better than an already hard bullet.

however, nice job in design :)
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