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thunder rifle by malmida thunder rifle by malmida
got bored, made this!its a gun, but this isnt a gun that shoots bullets. it creates a path of least resistance using a special laser and releases electricity through it using whatever (plasma for instance) is in that co2 looking tank. and the second trigger opens up the 6 rods of the guns barrel and disengages the laser, the result is that the gun shoots more short range shockwaves for multiple targets, when the main trigger is pulled.
.used autocad 2002, took 2 hours and 49 minutes.
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okayillgonow Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Congrats! You made a death ray! (Specifically that described by Nikola Tesla)
Rainthatfalls Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool concept!
ForzaDelDestino2k8 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Awesome weapon, I'm faving this, this rifle kicks ass
Kevlarlollipop Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
Nice design.

A device/weapon implementing laser-induced eletric pulse conductance pathways of ionised air technology is called an ionatron; they are currently still very large laboratory devices but who knows what the future will bring.

For now it's used mainly for materials testing but in theory, yes, it could be weaponised.

For your own interest, the technology works best using an ultraviolet laser (as UV light is absorbed very well by air but poorly by almost everything else, good for what ionatrons need) and the eletric current is a high frequency set of direct current pulses.

The laser need not be that powerful; in theory, a mobile device could easily run of a solid-state battery (rather then some fancy gas-plasma system).

As for range, actualy it has good range (after all, it's essentialy a lightning gun, so it could cover miles) but the technology inhereantly relies on the atmospheric medium to generate the conductive pathway and so other factors can reduce range (like weather, smoke, etc.).
malmida Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007  Student General Artist
wow! i didnt know that it was an actual theory. nice, u know ur stuff. thnx a ton for filling me in, that sounds really interesting
Kevlarlollipop Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
lol, no problem.

Right now the technology is being led by a company which has actualy copyrighted the name as a registered trademark; you can check out their stuff on ;)
weaponry-guild Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
very interestin concept :nod:
minipic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
haha Autocad is all modeling. Its for designing layout designs for piping and plumbing and electricity which is then used so people can make them in real life and see how it works out.
malmida Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Student General Artist
popoff Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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