Science Fiction Weapons: Which Would You Use?

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Post by striderteen » 29 Nov 2001, 02:31

Assuming that they work "as advertised", what science fiction weapon would you use in a real war? Limit yourself to weapons that make some sense -- in other words, don't try to pick a weapon that's patently ridiculous, like a hand-held minigun (a la Predator) or a railgun (a la Eraser).

You do not get any special abilities beyond basic training, either, so don't go picking a lightsabre (unless you're not very fond of your limbs).

I believe I would go with the M-56 Smart Gun from "Aliens". While a projectile weapon has disadvantages vs. a beam weapon, the Smart Gun's auto-tracking system is a big advantage over just about every other infantry weapon I've ever seen, and the 10mm X 28 caseless explosive-tipped armor piercing round it fires appears to be highly effective.

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Post by xirus » 29 Nov 2001, 11:41

I'd take the BFG from quake3arena :lol:
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Post by striderteen » 29 Nov 2001, 13:41

BFG???? I SAID REALISTIC WEAPONS!!!!!

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Post by xirus » 30 Nov 2001, 09:37

ok, what about a geneticly manipulated army as in Dark Angel...? :grin:
sounds realistic to me
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Post by striderteen » 30 Nov 2001, 10:37

A genetically enhanced clone army is hardly an infantry firearm.

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Post by xirus » 03 Apr 2003, 14:13

weren't they making big progress in developing some sort of laser weapon? I recently read something about that...

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Post by PanzerMeyer » 25 Jun 2005, 13:56

This one is quite easy for me to answer. I would of course use the ULTIMATE and the BAD A$$ weapons of sci-fi which are part of the Predator's arsenal.



Firstly the combi-stick. Razor sharp edges combined with the special metal alloy composition makes this the ultimate close quarters weapon


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Next the shoulder cannon. An extremely accurate and deadly energy projectile weapon

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Thirdly the Predator Disc! Who wouldn't want to have an auto-homing intelligent Disc which provides you with a one shot kill?

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And lastly you have the serrated-edged Wristblades for those "close encounters".

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Post by KODIAK » 25 Jun 2005, 14:10

What about the 'Cricket', out of Men In Black - pocket portable nuclear strike mate!! 8)

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Post by Mooseman » 25 Jun 2005, 16:28

How about a Stargate Jaffa staff weapon or a zat gun?
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Post by zontobi » 22 Feb 2007, 23:29

Does it really have to be infantry?
If not, I'd go with a Mech. That seems to be the most realistic weapon that could come to be available in the next 200 or 300 years.

If it were limited to an infantry type weapon, I'd go with almost any of the weapons from that old Nintendo 64 game Turok. For example, there was one that locked on to the head of the target from a distance. Once locked on, it would lauch a small heat-sinking device that attached itself to the head of the target and drained/emptied the contents.

OR
Any handheld/rifle version of a gauss rifle. Though the first one would likely scare the living crap out of any other nearby enemies and render them mentally useless due to shock. Didn't they have weapons that not only killed, but also struck fear for the sake of attacking morale? That's the way to do it.

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