RE: OFFICIAL - GZG: Vacuum and zero/low gravity combatâ¦?
From: andrew apter <aapter@h...>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:21:27 -0500
Subject: RE: OFFICIAL - GZG: Vacuum and zero/low gravity combatâ¦?
A shaped charge could help make the fragment more directional
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 15:31:13 -0500
Subject: Re: OFFICIAL - GZG: Vacuum and zero/low gravity combatÃ¢ÂÂ¦?
On Tue, Feb 02, 2016 at 02:47 PM, Jon Tuffley wrote:
So specialised "vacuum grenades" - hand or launched - would be optimised
for maximum frag effect, possibly with a smaller explosive charge packed
around with more, but smaller, fragments - designed to cause multiple
suit punctures (harder to patch several small holes in timeÃ¢ÂÂ¦) rather
than necessarily to inflict major shrapnel wounds on the personÃ¢ÂÂ¦..
Hmmm, would something like this become too difficult to handle? Assuming
a vacuum and low gravity/no gravity, wouldn't the fragments travel for a
very, very long time essentially sending some portion of the frag back
at the firing squad? Admittedly the density would be low by that point,
but a risk none the less. Plus having to remember dispersal patterns for
X density of atmo by Y g gravity to achieve Z+1 meter throw seems like a
lot. I guess you could add a lot of intelligence to the grenade - "I
haven't been thrown far enough to detonate in these conditions so I will
Would this result in squads carrying shields?