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Message no. 1
From: Legion out to lunch <legion@**************.ARMY.MIL>
Subject: Smartguns, again
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1993 07:41:10 MDT
Tyger, your comment on wind velocity was correct. For smaller caliber
weapons it would not have a very noticeable effect. But for the larger
weapons (Assault cannon, Auto-cannon, xxxx-cannon) cross-wind speed
does affect the round in the first few feet of flight.

As for a smart-linked bow? Good question. Initial response is "Hell no!"
But after a few minutes pondering, it would be feasible. The cyber would
have to be different/seperate from a smartgun-link. You could, say, use
the nifty rangefinder in SSC mounted on a bow (or cyber-eye option) in
conjuction with the smartbow-link (gads, did I say that?) to achieve
the goal of a smart bow. This would only, in essence, be a ballistic
computer that told you how high... wait, wait, idea...

I don't have SSC handy, but doesn't the aforementioned rangefinder
work with grenade launchers? This would have to be modified to compensate
for the lighter projectile and increased affect the wind would have
on the arrow, but it could be done, I suppose. It would be very
specific cyber and equipment, not easily modified for other uses and
easy to detect what the hell it was for, also.

(I had to bring this up, the physics debate hurt my head...)

Mike Loseke | "Death awaits you all, with
legion@************** | nasty, big, pointy teeth!"
Minister of Death - SWO |
_________________________________| - Tim the Enchanter
Message no. 2
From: Hobbes Patrol Headquarters <TYGER@****.WINONA.MSUS.EDU>
Subject: Re : Smartguns, again
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1993 18:57:15 -0500
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