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Space Habitat: West Sphere and Leisure.

           According to some of my reading a spherical space habitat is the optimum with respect to containment of air pressure and mass-efficiency at providing radiation shielding. The shape also the likely result of construction methods such as the bubbleworld technique. The downside of a spherical habitat is that only a small proportion of the […]

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Greyhounds, Couriers and Packets.

Greyhounds (also known as Couriers or Packets) are relatively small space vessels. Greyhounds are used for the rapid transport of very high value individuals and materials. Their passenger accommodation, if any, is very basic and passengers are typically transported in nanostasis. Most of the ship is taken up by the drive, fuel and reaction mass. […]

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Weapons: 40x225mm Super Forty

The CTAI CT2000, 40x225mmCTA Super Forty is a rival to the 50mm Supershot and appears currently to be the preference of the USMC and British Army. The Pyramid article suggests that it will arm IFVs and other vehicles till 2050. Given the British tradition of “making do” and defence cuts it is likely vehicles with […]

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Flight times for Homing Ammunition.

            When firing homing rounds they may take more than one turn to reach the target. Basic rules (B p.413) say to use any 1/2D figure as projectile speed but this doesn’t really work for small arms. The following values can be used instead to give a simple but reasonably realistic performance. Bullets get slower […]

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Weapons: AKM and Maku

            At the dawn of the 22nd century the AK-47/AKM still continues to soldier on. Most of the weapons in active use are minifactured or 3D printed replicas, of course, but the Kalashnikov is still a common sight in many of the remoter parts of the world or even off-world. Some have even been forged […]

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Vehicles: Badger Armoured Car.

The Panyuan Badger is marketed as a full spectrum military vehicle, suited for all operations from peacekeeping and internal security to major theatre war. Many military regiments and installations include a few Badgers which are used for liaison, scouting and light patrol work. They are also popular with private security firms. Many police and sheriff departments […]

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Weapons: ASP 30mm cannon.

           The ASP was a 30mm cannon designed to fit any mounting that will take a .50 BHMG including the M3 ground tripod. The weapon is actually lighter than most 20mm and 25mm cannon. The ASP uses the same ADEN/DEFA 30x113B ammo as the M230 Chain Gun fitted to the AH-64 Apache helicopter. These rounds […]

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Weapons: TS-era Hydra Rockets.

            The TS-era enjoys considerable advances in computing and miniaturization. Homing projectiles as small as 4mm are relatively common. New compositions of explosives make smaller weapons more powerful. It is inevitable that such technologies be used to upgrade some older, well established weapon systems. 2.75″/70mm rockets such as the current Hydra-70 still see wide-scale use […]

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Weapons: Jaguar Missile

            “The Jaguars are a lot smarter than most of the people we fire them against!”        Maj. “Panzer” Hanser, 21st Armoured Battalion.                  The Jaguar Missile is an air to surface and surface to surface missile. It can be rail or tube launched, dropped from an aircraft or fired from a vertical launch system […]

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Sonojector

Uplifted dolphins have resulted in great advances in sonar technology. One product of this is the Sonojector The Sonojector is a device used by medical orderlies, prison guards and some police. It is used to subdue violent patients or suspects. The Sonojector resembles a small flashlight in shape. When the muzzle end of the Sonojector […]