FPS Heavy – Team Fortress 2 Style

Pretty funny stuff.  I hear Team Fortress 2 is a riot, i’ll have to check it out someday…

Hat tip: Raeshawn

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Kato December 6, 2011 at 02:16 am

Just one question: Why isn’t our Military equipping their support gunners with these mini machine guns on a strap, with a backpack full of ammo? Would be great for definite combat scenarios.

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Enraged History Buff December 6, 2011 at 04:39 am

@Kato

From the looks of it, it just seems like a spray and pray thing. Can’t really aim it well compared to a LMG, I would imagine. Could you imagine bringing this up to your shoulder?

And it looks like the “backpack” of ammo in this case… is a cart.
With the high ROF this thing has, you’d probably run out really quick with whatever you could carry on your back.

Still, it IS pretty cool. Definitely reminds me of Predator.

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Ryo Ohki December 6, 2011 at 07:41 am

Gotta go with History Buff on this one, there’s a reason almost all country’s have followed our lead and gone from carrying .308 to a .223. Lighter ammo to carry and lighter weapon.

This guy would be mortally fatigued as soon as they rolled him off the back of the Humvee.

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Cameron December 6, 2011 at 09:28 am

Because it’s utterly impractical. The weapon is too heavy, requires two sources to feed it (ammunition and electricity), inaccurate, and even if it was possible to field, the amount of ammo necessary to make it viable would be impractical…why unleash a burst of 20+ rounds inaccurately at a target when a trained gunner behind a 249 can let out two or three quick 5 round bursts for the same effect? And besides, with the high cyclic rate of a minigun, it would waste so much ammo.

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Ernest Young December 6, 2011 at 10:45 am

“inaccurate”
Actually, the M134a minigun is quite accurate (it’s the shooter that wouldn’t be able to utilize it)

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Frank December 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Just one question: Why isn’t our Military equipping their support gunners with these mini machine guns on a strap, with a backpack full of ammo? Would be great for definite combat scenarios.

The US military did, although it wasn’t a mini-gun. During the Vietnam war SOG had equipped men with a 1000 round backpack, which had an aircraft aluminum feed tray linked to an M60. According to the book I read regarding that, you literally had to be a lumberjack to carry the thing. Roughly 75 pounds in weight.

If you don’t believe me, I’ll send you the scanned documents detailing such.

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bima86 December 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

well I think ENDO already posted something similar to your suggestion.

http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/2010/09/28/machine-gunners-assault-pack-the-mico/

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Vhyrus December 6, 2011 at 02:39 am

Vegeta! What does the scanner say about its win level?

its above NINE THOOOUUUUSSSSAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!

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Cameron December 6, 2011 at 09:28 am

Mike, TF2 /is/ a riot. It’s also free.

Why haven’t you tried it yet?

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Ernest Young December 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

Yeah go download Steam (it’s free) and then TF2 is free if downloaded through steam (which is the only way I know of to get it for PC)

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ENDO-Mike December 6, 2011 at 01:06 pm

I don’t have a game system and the 2 PCs I have I only use for ENDO stuff. I have a long running fear that computer games will slow my computer to a halt. That used to happen, i’m not sure if it still does, but I can’t see that installers have got any better. They probably still install extra crap and throw random files everywhere.

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Vhyrus December 6, 2011 at 04:16 pm

Steam is not known for its elegance but it shouldnt be too rough, and if it is you can always uninstall it again.

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Austin December 6, 2011 at 05:03 pm

Your computer only slows down when you are playing it. It takes up quite a few resources while it’s running, but simply having it installed does very little in terms of slowing down your computer. If you don’t have it running and your computer is slow, Ctrl+Alt+Delete, go to Processes and end steam.exe.

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Crunkleross December 9, 2011 at 07:18 am

Why the military doesn’t use this setup? Because blanks do very little damage to the enemy.

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Ernest Young December 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm

They can distract them from other units. They can also kill (at about 2 feet). /sarcasm

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