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Old 01-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default Fighting Robot/Weapon System (TALON/Sword like)

Hello Guys,

Introduction:
I've seen the Talon Robot Series and I like them and the idea a lot.
But there also some disadvantages of the system.
One I think is the high price, at around 200k $. Which in my eyes declines
the main advantage of a robot, which is being expendable compared to
human soldiers. High price robot is still more expendable than a human
of course. The technology on board is worth the money, but most
applications don't need night vision at 1000m or other features.
This why I got the idea of making an own platform a lot cheaper
at around 10K $ which I would also consider more effective.

I wanna a show you my basic ideas. And want to discuss about the idea
with you.

Photo Talon:




Basic Ideas:

Chassis:
Tracked, at roughly the same dimensions of the Talon Swords,
but I think a tracked one with a good suspension wourld do fine.
Material should be metal or a poly which do not crack or brake if
shot (multiple). Should be able to still apss thorugh doors.

Mobility:
I think speed is an important factor on many ways. Finding cover, chasing,
etc. So I find 15km/h is the minimum, nice would be 20-25, perfect
would be 30+. Range should be configurable with adding battery packs,
some need not a large range (law enforcement) some do (military).
So maybe varieying from 20km to 50-100 depending on configuration.
It should be able to climb the large stairs common in large building,
like public buildings. Older and smaller houses often got a type of stairs
which I do not think it is possible to climb by such a vehicle without
modification (CG is teh problem).

Arnament:
I favor an AR 15 with a 100rd or 150rd Mag because of its light weight
and it is quite common. Others should be possible too, like LMGs and
additional or instead breaching tools.

Electronics:
I favor a too camera layout, one for aiming on the gun, and one overview
cam mounted a bit higher with teh ability to turn it 360 independently from
the rest of the weapon. An microphone is also nice maybe multiple ones
to track gun fire.

Control:
Normal PC components would do just fine, nothing too special
and a simple control layout for easy and instictive controls.
Maybe using sattelite transmission, so operators from far away
can control them. Possible scenario: 10 positions to defende,
standby robos on all positions if alarm the operator group
can take control and fight. One group for 10 positions.

Armour:
As learned from panzer warfare, "mobility-firepower-armour"
I would suggest armouring the lower chassis in NJ III(a) and in
a heavier version NJ IV. Maybe also armour for the gun part.
This will highly decease losses and damage to the vehicle.

Additional Ideas/Upgrades:

Deep Wading / Marine: Improved water Protection of all electronic parts,
rust-free bearings and swimming antenna (water deflects radio signals a lot)
for amphibous operations.

Carrier/transporter:
Special heavy duty to transport soldiers backpacks.

Long-Range kit:
Carrier vehicle with gasoline engine tranporting the fighting vehicle
over long distances whiel its still fully fightable.



So I am interested in your opinion about this idea, and also
if there is a market for a small series.

Sry for my english I am not a native english speaker.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:58 AM   #2
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I would suggest something chain fed instead of magazine fed, becuase of the number of round you can link together.
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