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Post by Sialboats on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:58 pm

Another impulse set. I really like the level of playability this thing has, and all the various uses I can make for it. I also attempted a little SNOT with this. Furthermore, for all you tech geeks, the rail is fired through the barrel, and accelerated inside the gun\'s casing. What kind of loony would leave his firing mechanism un-covered Razz . This was also another difficult decision as to where to put. The \"Other\" section is for creations \"NOT\" during the Clone Wars Era... but this saw action during the Clone Wars era :scratch: .

Eh, the mods can always move it if they feel the need to Wink .



Originally commissioned and conceived as a ship-board gun for the Light Destroyers and Corvettes of the Equinox Fleet, the MT-5 saw use on the field as well. Firing 150mm rails with a Tibanna gas core, the gun magnetically accelerates the rail, and envelopes it in a cloud of blaster energy. When it encounters the shields of a ship or shielded vehicle, the blaster bolt shell is absorbed into the shield, but the Railgun penetrates it, crashing into the hull, and through many decks thereafter. The weapon is also quite effective against infantry and medium armor. The rail cuts through Phase I, II, and Katarn Mk. < IV armor like a knife through bantha butter. Most armor plating on vehicles is also vulnerable to the weapon. The gun employs a reverse-recoil system, to force the barrel forward to eject the spent rail casing. The MT-5 takes two men to operate. One man controls the loading, heat dispersal, and acceleration mechanics. The other aims and fires.



Last edited by Sialboats on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:31 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : Forgot pictures.)
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Post by thebluecrusader on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:21 pm

Very nice piece of weaponry, I like this rail gun, and the way you've put those blue space visors on the gunners heads is great.
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Re: MT-5 Railgun

Post by Sialboats on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:25 pm

It seems I forgot my thumbnails, so they're up in the edited post.





And, the BlueCrusader: They're actually Equinox ground troops... not gunners Wink .
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Post by pdragon27 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:25 pm

I'm sorry, but that looks nothing like a Railgun. At all. A Mass-driver Gun, yes. Railgun, no.

This is an example of a railgun: (left side of picture.)

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Post by Jens on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:27 pm

Yea I mention that to Sial on Mibbit...but it is his railgun Wink

And PD it looks nothing like a gatling.
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Post by Sialboats on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:28 pm

Honestly, two pronged railguns seems a bit impractical in my opinion. Why the hell would you want to keep your railgun's main firing mechanism (the electromagnets) exposed to enemy fire? And wouldn't it be better to channel the rail down a barrel for rifling of the round before it's shot out?
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Post by pdragon27 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:31 pm

Sialboats wrote:Honestly, two pronged railguns seems a bit impractical in my opinion. Why the hell would you want to keep your railgun's main firing mechanism (the electromagnets) exposed to enemy fire? And wouldn't it be better to channel the rail down a barrel for rifling of the round before it's shot out?

I'm just saying, this is what most railguns look like. Yours looks more like a mass driver cannon. Which, in essence, is the same thing. Except it doesn't use electricity.
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Post by Sialboats on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:32 pm

pdragon27 wrote:
Sialboats wrote:Honestly, two pronged railguns seems a bit impractical in my opinion. Why the hell would you want to keep your railgun's main firing mechanism (the electromagnets) exposed to enemy fire? And wouldn't it be better to channel the rail down a barrel for rifling of the round before it's shot out?

I'm just saying, this is what most railguns look like. Yours looks more like a mass driver cannon. Which, in essence, is the same thing. Except it doesn't use electricity.

I agree with you, but I'm just too lazy to change the names and whatnot Wink.
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Re: MT-5 Railgun

Post by Gerrard on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:41 pm

Well, Sial made hi srailgun in his design, at first look it may not look like one, but if you look at the different pictures it does.
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Post by pdragon27 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:52 pm

Gerrard wrote:Well, Sial made hi srailgun in his design, at first look it may not look like one, but if you look at the different pictures it does.

Gerrard, you might want to try reading all the posts above you. Especially the one right above yours. Wink

I won the argument, no need to start it again.
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Post by Sialboats on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:56 pm

pdragon27 wrote:
Gerrard wrote:Well, Sial made hi srailgun in his design, at first look it may not look like one, but if you look at the different pictures it does.

Gerrard, you might want to try reading all the posts above you. Especially the one right above yours. Wink

I won the argument, no need to start it again.

Was there even an argument to begin with Razz ?



Now about the actual MOC: We know it doesn't look like a traditional railgun, but what's good, what's less than admirable about the model?
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Post by pdragon27 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:59 pm

Sialboats wrote:

Was there even an argument to begin with Razz ?



Now about the actual MOC: We know it doesn't look like a traditional railgun, but what's good, what's less than admirable about the model?

1. IDK, I'm just saying that to make myself feel better. I won an argument against Sial. Razz

2. Well, its really blocky. And it'd be better if you could actually get the ammo belt into the gun, rather than having it just sit there...
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Post by Sialboats on Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:02 pm

pdragon27 wrote:
2. Well, its really blocky. And it'd be better if you could actually get the ammo belt into the gun, rather than having it just sit there...

Yeah. I really have trouble keeping away from blocks Mad . I tried that, but in order to get the gun to move forward, I have to have a 1x4 notched brick there. I could get the belt into the MOC, but I couldn't get it out if I removed that - which I'd have to do if I wanted to create a wide enough opening..


I'm going to experiment with that, when I next have some free time.
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Post by pdragon27 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:04 pm

Sialboats wrote:
pdragon27 wrote:
2. Well, its really blocky. And it'd be better if you could actually get the ammo belt into the gun, rather than having it just sit there...

Yeah. I really have trouble keeping away from blocks Mad . I tried that, but in order to get the gun to move forward, I have to have a 1x4 notched brick there. I could get the belt into the MOC, but I couldn't get it out if I removed that - which I'd have to do if I wanted to create a wide enough opening..


I'm going to experiment with that, when I next have some free time.

One way you could try and reduce the blockiness, which is mainly in the back, would be to do something like the Flak Cannons aboard them Providence-classes.
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Re: MT-5 Railgun

Post by Sialboats on Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:05 pm

[quote="pdragon27"]

Now that's an idea! I've got a 1x1 stud opening there where I could do something Wink .
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Post by Gerrard on Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:41 pm

PD, how the heck was I making an argument? I was just commenting on the MOC.
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Post by 80-0 on Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:55 pm

He was talking to Sialboats. Don't be an inciter. Wink

As for the gun, it doesn't scream GUN to me (unless you're basing it on a game or something in which case I will excuse it); it looks more like a remote controlled tank destroyer. Unless of course that's precisely what a railgun is, in which case I again digress.

I like how the top rolls down to the bottom, though the only problem I see with that is that you would be hard pressed to take down an AT-TE with that thing, seeing as it can't pivot /\ and \/.

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Post by Commando Shade on Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:55 am

Well, the design is good, but the side of the gun are boring.

Also, how is is supposed to move? Repulsorlift, or what?

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Post by Awesome-o-saurus on Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:40 pm

I was looking around and accidently pushed the page down button, and I saw the word "Railgun". So I clicked, and one thing is wrong: Railguns don't eject shell casings. The kinetic force alone would be good enough to replace explosive power, so the whole thing can just be fired, another replacing it almost immediatly, since no shell casing needs to be ejected. Thought I'd point that out. It is your MOC after all, you can do what you please with it...
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Re: MT-5 Railgun

Post by Sialboats on Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:50 pm



I don't mean to be rude to you, Awesome, but here it comes: Whoopty-frakking doo, we've got another fellow who wants to show he knows the principles behind a railgun's operation, in a misguided attempt to distinguish himself from the uneducated masses as an erudite young fellow; flexing his knowledge that he most erroneously assumes is unique.

His plan fails however, when he realizes that the point has already been raised by numerous other people.


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That, and I just can explain the casings away by saying that the rail is contained within one, so that it won't rust or become damaged Wink, and is fired like a pit from a cherry.
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Post by Awesome-o-saurus on Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:44 pm

Sialboats wrote:
I don't mean to be rude to you, Awesome, but here it comes: Whoopty-frakking doo, we've got another fellow who wants to show he knows the principles behind a railgun's operation, in a misguided attempt to distinguish himself from the uneducated masses as an erudite young fellow; flexing his knowledge that he most erroneously assumes is unique.

His plan fails however, when he realizes that the point has already been raised by numerous other people.


Razz

That, and I just can explain the casings away by saying that the rail is contained within one, so that it won't rust or become damaged Wink, and is fired like a pit from a cherry.

Hey, when you've been on MOCpages as long as me, you'll do anything to get yourself away from the masses. Better to repeat knowledge than just go clonetard and say "That is cool1!!!", and nothing further. As for the casings, this is where "It is your MOC after all, you can do what you please with it..." comes in.

Besides, I didn't see anyone else comment about it. If they did, I must have skipped over it on accident. And, off topic, but are the threads failing to signal new posts lately? Like that brownish-yellow little paper thing, it's not there. If it was there, I would have replied to this days ago.
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Post by DarthPineapple on Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:05 am

The idea is very cool... but the gun somewhat disappoints me. It doesn't look like a field piece at all.
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