Fighting Robot/Weapon System (TALON/Sword like)

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by Tomt, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Tomt

    Tomt New Member

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    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:
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    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.
     
  2. Zodiac131911

    Zodiac131911 New Member

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    I would suggest something chain fed instead of magazine fed, becuase of the number of round you can link together.