NationStates Jolt Archive

Creation of a New Arms Department in Iracundia

15-11-2004, 01:05
The newly founded nation of Iracundia celebrated its first weapons breakthrough. Although the military has been powerful for a nation of its size, its army could only support its troops with outdated, but still effective, HKG37, a variant of the short lived G11 series. But after years of hard work, the scientists have come up with the Blade series.

The Blade series uses not bullets, but water. Hydro ordinance is the scientific name for it. Accurate up to 300 yards, about as effective as a rifle can get, the Blade series fires pressurized water. The water is not exactly water, but a highly carbonized version with micro teflon tablets floated in it for better air resistance.

Before it is dismissed as a foolish idea, the scientists of Iracundia were quick to admit a squirt of water didn't seem like a big idea. But then they test fired their prototype. The strength of the water bullet pierced kevlar vests, and at close range, even metal. Since no explosion took place in the gun, the whole process came naturally silenced. The gun proved even quieter than the lazer weapons. In fact, when the lazers need constant cooling with a rather weak piercing force, the Blade packed quite a punch with no cooling needed whatsoever. The ammo was actually much lighter than expected, due to much of it worn in packets on the soldier himself, connected to the gun via feed tube. One problem was that the gun left no bullet casing nor any sign of a bullet (i.e. untraceble), so the government needed careful control over distribution to see the weapons didn't fall into criminal hands. Only 150 are currently being produced for battle testing, but more would be made if another country wished to purchase.

The Iracundian government released a statement saying it would trade these new arms for other weapons, nuclear technology, or allies.
Red Tide2
15-11-2004, 01:10
OOC:300 yards isnt very far... the Russian AK-74 can fire up to 500 meters(I think...).
15-11-2004, 16:47
Yes but studies have shown soldiers rarely engage in combat where they fire effectively over 300 yards. After that range it's mostly the work of artillery.