We were the future.
Post prototypes and proofs of concept. The wonkier the better.
80.002, a Soviet prototype, with a 12.7 mm grenade launcher and a 5.45x39mm gun.
So instead of just using the Guppy, or a 747, or just asking the military to borrow a C-5, we could built this retarded thing, which will either break up shortly after taking off, or stall because lol 'we don't need to be aerodynamic' and crash into the suburbs.
I want these for the SHTF scenarios and the post-apocalyptic things that happen.
>tfw you grow up in the shadow of a tower
>they're used as places of worship now
>only a privileged few are allowed in, let alone up to the top
Aside from the few things that actually do exist now, it's amazing how ridiculously impractical this stuff is. I mean, I probably would have thought some of these ideas were cool when I was 10, but wow.
Norways Future Soldier version, prototype from around 2000 I think
latest version is a bit different
>tfw This never happend
>tfw no semi auto XM29s with a Semi-Auto 10 gauge instead of a 20mm
Finland seems to be a bit more subtle with their "future soldier". Only thing that's kinda futuristic is their command pad on the left wrist.
the normans system in that pic is just a wrist thing as well, it's mostly nav stuff and communication
here are the modules
the soldier in the other pic is wearing stuff like sensors for and such on his vest, but they are not part of NORMANS
You mean a Crossfire Mk1? (ok, 12 gauge, still...)
Please, that's nothing compared to the Sudanese Future Soldier.
>They achieved levitation.
I still remember how i was wondering what the fuck was Kojima smoking when he put these things in MGS3. To me even walking mech seemed more realistic and reasonable.
When i learned it was a real thing it fucking blew my mind.
FFV 890 C
A Swedish-modified Galil that was one of the two final competitors (all others having fallen out in the cold weather test) to become the AK5, where it lost out to a likewise Swedish-modified FNC. Officially the FNC was mostly just better, inofficially the FFV890C may have been better at pretty much everything but the price.
And an early design study/prototype from when they where thinking of swapping out the m/38 mausers for assault rifles to begin with. An AG42-based spotting rifle with a m/45 SMG grip and stock, and a fore stock which has probably been liberated from a mauser.
This robocop literally pisses tear gas
These all read like some shit straight outta fallout.
God dammit. Now I want to fix my mods and play some fallout.
Comrades, I have of brilliant idea
Aerodynamics is of busted when having windows
We make nose cover windows, and of never lose aerodynamics
If only Sukhoi was able to follow through with their plans for that thing
that was actually a pretty common concept for super high-speed designs.
didn't the concorde do the same thing (although not quite as retarded)?
don't it be because the nose is so far up in the air when going slow you can't see enough to land with big delta wings like that?
although that sukoi has sweep wings so whats the point?
Don't worry, the war will be long over by that point. Or if it drags out ad nauseam, you're not going to be fit for combat by then anyway. So you can hang yourself safe in the knowledge that your country has no further use of you.
Please, not this hideous thing.
Yeah, the concorde (and a couple other huge aircraft) had drooping noses for landing. Really having no forward view in cruise isn't that big of a deal, though, especially when you're cruising at Mach 3+ at 50k + feet
Foxholes work kinda nicely against bullets and shrapnel too you know.
Or if you meant that the nuke makes the foxhole irrelevant, far form it. There's a small bit of "fucked no matter what" near ground zero, surrounded by a huge area where it's really great to have protection against the heat flash, blast wave throwing you around, and assorted debris being blown a round by the blast wave. Even the simple "duck and cover" will greatly reduce the risk of injury and death in that region.
The MAT 49 should be easier to get.
Get the hell outta here Bonsor, we got the game on!
When you think about it, the basic idea behind all of that is pretty much exactly what we have now. CBRN gear, night optics, effective personal body armor, camoflauge uniforms, and squad level comms are all standard now, whereas before they were either nonexistent, unavailable in wide numbers, or only special issue.
My own idea. Spent exactly 3 minutes in MS paint.
>Ambi charging handle and controls (long non-reciprocating rod running the length of the stock)
>full rail on top past the charging handle
>maybe elevate the rail so getting a cheek weld isn't such a chore
>would just need to utilize the MPA rifles to have a 16" barrel
Ever since I found that one home made bullpup 9mm a few years ago I've really been wanting one.
>heavy as fuck
They never thought about mechanized infantry and airborne troupes.
Plus I kinda like the fact that the famas doesn't need to rely on a grenade launcher attached to it. The PAPOP is exactly the opposite of it.
A reminder that these shitheaps were real.
They're still being used in the UK. Mostly as phone masts, but they'll be standing for the next thousand years so why not?
This is one near my house.
>Famas G2 3.8Kg
Not by a lot, but still heavier. The valorisé versions may be around the same weight as an M16.
I don't think it uses a lot of polymers plus it's made to resist the pressure needed to fire a grenade, so it has to be heavier.
That's why the GIGN doesn't use it a lot, it's too heavy for them and they don't need to use grenade launchers.
Why is it every single future soldier concept has the most dogshit computer integration? Curved screens are a thing. Decent capacitors are a thing. Integrated wifi is a thing. Touchscreens are a thing. Yet seemingly no developer has so far put together the brainpower to combine all these technologies into something like picture related, making such a device actually valuable and useful. They're always bulky pieces of shit with fuckloads of wires everywhere.
Believe it or not it takes a long time for components to be accepted as Milspec. They need to do all kinds of trials.
Unless it's specifically requested for a specific project it's not done - and if the project isn't absurdly funded then they just try and make do with what they have access to.