Can shoot 16,000 rounds a second.
Forget everything you know about guns. How you think bullets fire and what a weapon can and can’t do. All that information is worth nothing in the face of the deadliest gun ever made… ‘Metal Storm’. This incredible weapon was built to revolutionize warfare.
You thought we were exaggerating when we said that there’s a gun capable of firing 16,000 rounds per second? Nope! This bad boy really can fire nearly a million rounds in a minute.
The mechanical firing mechanism which holds guns back has been removed. A whole new way of firing bullets has been established. Nothing like this has ever been seen before.
Metal Storm Limited was a research and development company based in Brisbane, Australia that specializes in electronically initiated superposed load weapons technology and owns the proprietary rights to the electronic ballistics technology invented by J. Mike O’Dwyer.
Metal Storm uses the concept of superposed load; multiple projectiles loaded nose to tail in a single gun barrel with propellant packed between them. The Roman candle, a traditional firework design, employs the same basic concept, however, the propellant continues to burn in the Roman candle’s barrel, igniting the charge behind the subsequent projectile. The process is repeated by each charge in turn, ensuring that all projectiles in the barrel are discharged sequentially from the single ignition. Various methods of separately firing each propellant package behind stacked projectiles have been proposed which would allow a “single shot” capability more suitable to firearms.