Gun Lets Troops Shoot Round Corners

#1
Not sure if this has been posted before? If so, please delete.

Very interesting reading.

http://cornershot.com/default.asp?catid={3E31AB82-2BB0-11D7-92D3-0080AD76B634}
 
#2
Seen this a while ago a system in basic form developed by the Germans for urban fighting in WWII now vastly improved by modern technology.

From what i remember reading the actual weapon is a 9mm pistol of some description the rest is the technology for the video camaera etc
 
#3
If memory serves me correctly, the German version had a few problems with barrel wear!
 
#4
Looks a bit silly to me... Did like the video though! Excellent use of a near by donkey for cover..
And then you start getting into the "is 9mm enough debate any way..."

Looks cool though...very Robo Cop

T C
 
#6
the german weapon system was called the Krummer Lauf
 
#7
That look like my old SLR barrel. I wondered why there were always marksmen to one side of me while I hit fcuk all. Well I was pretty shite but........
 
#8
The whole system is essenially a universal mount for most pistols and some small automatic weapons. The system itself utilises TV and Infra red technology to enable the user to have the weapon, TV and IR sensors actually sitting in the harness around the corner of a building. The harness is hinged in the middle with a screen to view the IR/TV feeds and a trigger mechanism at the end that the user holds.

Essentially, it is like holding your pistol around the corner of a building and using a mirror to aim it, just bigger, heavier, slower to use, more expensive and just as useless.

Here endth the rant.
 
#12
Awesome video. Who made that? The Israeli guy who produced Delta Force?

Anyway, the video did alleviate (slightly) my primary concern, which is that you might be caught out with a "bent gun".
Second concern is muzzle length. They just introduced a new 5.56 version, but even that's not much use if you face even the slightest possibility of Ahmed 150m down the road.

Most people would probably prefer a straight rifle with a bent viewscreen.
 
#14
Too much of a gimick. If you are like me and crap at computer games you would,nt hit a barn door with it (well you probally would if you get my jist). Can,t see many infrantry types wanting to go into battle with it. It would probally end up a very heavy secondary weapon some poor blokes got to lug around & clean. I would,nt buy one just on the cheesy musak in the video alone !!!!! Very spam.

Regards LT.
 
#15
I'm sure I recall FIST (Future Infantry Soldier Two-thousand or something like that) which included rifle with a video/thermal imager and helmet mounted display. Surely a damned sight better than a 9mm that you couldn't hit anything with anyway!
 
#16
Whenever I was RCO it seemed most of my customers could shoot around corners without any specially modified weapon at all :)
 
#17
The Germans had one during WW2, the idea was you just poked the barrel around the corner and let lose a couple bullets before you peered round corner. It was a quick and easy way of clearing away any one that was standing close to the wall waiting for some one to stick there head around the corner.
 
#18
Yep I remember reading about it in soldier magazine a while back they were using a Browning HP. Will try and dig out the article.
 
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