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Mark 86 MAR Objective Individual Combat Weapon WIP by ScrewfaceRomeo Mark 86 MAR Objective Individual Combat Weapon WIP by ScrewfaceRomeo
The Mk. 86 OICW is a heavier infantry weapon deployed with human Protectorate troops who expect to see intensive combat, such as Special Forces or SWAT teams (the mainline infantry role is occupied by Mk. 5 Pariah and Mk. 13 Paladin Infantry Drones). Functionally, it is a replacement upper receiver for the smaller Mk. 61, and functions much the same way, with the exception of the bullpup 25mm guided Antimatter missile launcher
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RedLightningNOD608 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
two barrels are better than one barrel any day
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Esoscheletro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Wow awesome, I love your innovations.
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice drawing!
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow antimatter christ that would be an expensive round since making antimatter as of now takes massive ammounts of energy as is.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But FUTURE!
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But Future COST! still it seems like it would be expensive, energy weapons always strick me as expesive thats why I just go with gaus guns
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The regular rounds are plain ole steel and tungsten. It's only the guided missiles that use AM.
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah how many shots
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
30 in the rifle, 6 in the launcher
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
How much antimatter does the 25mm have per projectile? Bear in mind that 250g of antimatter would unleash an ~11 megaton blast.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a lot, the majority of the projectile is fuel and guidance mechanism, because as you said, a little goes a long way.
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
So a 25mm fin-stabilized (and guided) gyrojet round with a magnetically bottled dose of antimatter (perhaps a mole of any anti-element)... OP infantry, but I like it.

I'm gonna reserve AM-laden rounds to brigade-level and higher artillery and ship-borne mass drivers, myself. EM-proofing those shells is subject to a constant arms race, and a big enough pulse WILL overload any shielding. A magazine of antimatter shells losing containment (or a field depot with a total of ~10kg of AM) would not be the best thing for military action.
In an electronics-dominated battlefield the threat of enemy EW and EMPs is very real and taken very seriously.

Your infantry most definitely has an edge with your rail drivers, while mine sticks to chemical slug throwers, but I think one can never put too much emphasis on defeating opposition electronics. Even field infantry EMP grenades are replaced at least every decade with more efficient models, while basically the same frags can be used for a century.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever read Starship Troopers? Kinda like that, except antimatter OiCW instead of mininuke RPG.

True, but the Protectorate rarely stockpiles the stuff on the ground in any quantity. If infantry need resupply, airdrop. Electronics can be an issue, but Electronagnetic shielding and hardened electronics cases can negate most of it.

True, but with OICWs on every trooper, grenades are largely irrelevent: alternate ammo for the OICW does the same thing better. Only specialties, like high-yield AM grenades, VX aerosol bombs or incendiaries, are issued in quantity
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I've only seen the first movie, but I've read the wiki article on the book. I remember the nukes, and now that I think about it, they must've been AM munitions, as the warhead was most definitely electronic and perhaps in the ton range in terms of yield.

The ready shells are rarely stockpiled, but they're "fueled" before deployment. And they're stored in heavily shielded non-electronic crates. You'd have to vaporize the crate itself before frying the electronic contents contained within.

As to the grenades, I've been thinking on `ukitakumuki's grenade shell concept, but I'd use rifle grenades instead. Pull the stabilizer fin tube out, and you have a stick grenade. Allows versatility. Need to demolish something at range, use the grenade as a rifle grenade. Need to just throw it, then pull a safety tab and toss it. I've still to decide whether EMP grenades will follow this style or be traditional pineapples.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd strongly advise reading the book. The movies were made by a director who didn't even read the damn book, because he didn't like it. It's the most realistic protrayal of sci-fi and power armor tactics I've ever read.

I seem to remember some problems with stick grenades, at least they haven't been used since the Nazis, which implies a reason behind it...
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
The reason must be logistical. The stick takes as much space as two full grenades. The real advantage a stick grenade provides is range. But as I said, the grenades I'm thinking of are rifle grenades by default, but can be used as stick grenades by extending the stabilizer.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it's likely because stick grenades don't roll like ball or canister grenades. But that too.
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AirborneLeaf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So the upper receiver with the launcher comes off? I imagine that if it does, you'd need to put another stock on the SMG.

Also sort of reminds me of the N.I.C.W from Red Faction 2, if I remember rightly.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually the "SMG"(in fact an assault rifle, because railguns need no powder)'s upper is replaced as well, see the Mk. 61 MAR for the standard receiver.
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