High Chamber Pressure?

#41
Perhaps an evolution of this is the answer?

Forward to 17:17 for a slow motion.
1960's technology but interesting nonetheless.
Things may have moved on in terms of manufacturing techniques but one of the real problems was accuracy and cost, which circulated around how accurately and consistently the vents could be drilled.
 
#42
Things may have moved on in terms of manufacturing techniques but one of the real problems was accuracy and cost, which circulated around how accurately and consistently the vents could be drilled.
But we have also come a long way from Mr.Hunt's Rocket Ball.
 
#43
Didn't Heckler & Koch develop something like that in the 1990s. Was it the G11 or something?

MsG
They did, starting back in 1968. There were numerous problems, starting with the ammunition sensible to moisture, cooling problems of the weapon resulting in ammunition cook-offs and other technical problems. With the capitulation and demise of the USSR and it's minions, WW3 called off and no need to spray hordes of socialist/communist bastards with projectiles there was no need to introduce this weapon. The yankees use the technology developed for the G11 for their LSAT program.
 

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#44
They did, starting back in 1968. There were numerous problems, starting with the ammunition sensible to moisture, cooling problems of the weapon resulting in ammunition cook-offs and other technical problems. With the capitulation and demise of the USSR and it's minions, WW3 called off and no need to spray hordes of socialist/communist bastards with projectiles there was no need to introduce this weapon. The yankees use the technology developed for the G11 for their LSAT program.
I was aware of all the problems that they initially had, but I thought that they were, more or less, solved and they were well on their way to marketing the G11. However, I also mind reading somewhere that it was financial worries that made them jack in the project. Is that not correct?

Nur mal nebenbei: Sensibel - sensitive; vernünftig - sensible. Meine ich nur.

MsG
 
#45
Things may have moved on in terms of manufacturing techniques but one of the real problems was accuracy and cost, which circulated around how accurately and consistently the vents could be drilled.
Yes but it was used in a James Bond film which makes it cool
 
#46
I was aware of all the problems that they initially had, but I thought that they were, more or less, solved and they were well on their way to marketing the G11. However, I also mind reading somewhere that it was financial worries that made them jack in the project. Is that not correct?

Nur mal nebenbei: Sensibel - sensitive; vernünftig - sensible. Meine ich nur.

MsG
They belived they had solved all the problems (although clearing a round that broke up in the chamber was a bit dodgy) but with finances tight due to reunification the gov. scrapped the idea and went for the cheap G36 instead.
 
#47
I was aware of all the problems that they initially had, but I thought that they were, more or less, solved and they were well on their way to marketing the G11. However, I also mind reading somewhere that it was financial worries that made them jack in the project. Is that not correct?

Nur mal nebenbei: Sensibel - sensitive; vernünftig - sensible. Meine ich nur.

MsG
Back in 89 when I was a short-service volunteer, I knew a bloke who actually shot the G11. They still hat moisture problems with the ammo and it sometimes crumbled. They "solved" these problems as far as i remember with 5 round plastic boxes. The main problems were the cook-off. With the reunification and the WP gone there was no need to develop the G11 further, after putting 90 million Marks into the project. H&K nearly went bankrupt and Royal Ordnance bought them. The main reason for not introducing the rifle was that the US-Army didn't adopt the calibre. Same as with the .280 British, a really sophisticated round not adopted by the US-Army, because it was to "weak" and to "small". Later they introduced the 5.56x45mm NATO in a hurry.
 

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