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Vortex Ring Gun
« on: May 01, 2007, 02:33:09 pm »
I came across this whilst randomly browsing through wikipedia:

The vortex ring gun is currently (as of early 2006) being developed. It fires a blank cartridge into a barrel which widens towards its muzzle. The pressure accelerates the air or gas in the barrel at high speed and it becomes a high-speed travelling vortex ring.

The weapon has been shown to knock down a 75 kilogram (165 lb) human dummy from 10 meters away; military use will need a range of more than 20 meters.

It is planned to mount the vortex ring gun on a GL-6 repeating revolver 40 mm grenade launcher, or on the MK19-3 automatic 40-mm grenade launcher.

Firing at 10 shots per second resonates with body parts and causes a stronger effect.

An incapacitating agent can be injected so it mixes into and is carried by the vortex ring.

I can see the possibility of having a ranged stun weapon, which would have a longer range than a stun rod, and more accuracy than a stun grenade.