A new rapid-fire gun could save lives rather than take them.
By James VlahosPosted 01.29.2004 at 5:04 pm 0 Comments
Metal Storm, an Australian-made weapon in development for the U.S. military, is notorious for its terrifying rate of fire: a million rounds per minute. When you press "fire" on the weapon's laptop computer, sequenced electronic signals are sent to shells preloaded into a grid of 24 projecting barrels, and the mayhem begins. With no clumsy moving parts -- ammo feeders, breeches, firing pins -- Metal Storm can blast out bullets much like an inkjet printer sprays dots on a page.