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andre2

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Magazine Clip
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:57:29 AM »

In the Weapon discriptions, especially from mod weapons the terminology is wrong for from what the ammo is fed by into the weapon. This is confusing. Example: CEPC

A weapon is fed by a magazine. A magazine can be fed by a clip but does not have to. A weapon is never fed by a clip, only by a magazine or something else (by hand, by a loading mechanism, etc.).

https://writingexplained.org/wp-content/uploads/clip-versus-magazine-300x264.png

https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-5e1c0942fe3a2b06ef8ae319242e425c-c

http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/1464564/Clip#370310_1464120

Unless you want to have something like that:
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/REdjjLBaiOs/maxresdefault.jpg
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Re: Magazine Clip
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 12:28:28 PM »

Go to bed /k/, you are drunk.
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Re: Magazine Clip
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 02:59:15 PM »

Wouldn't a starship weapon have an internal magazine that the autoloader feeds clips into?
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Re: Magazine Clip
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 06:52:34 PM »

nah why would they? when you can use the crew for manual labor, after all you can never trust those machines they breakdown all the time  :P
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Re: Magazine Clip
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 07:08:30 PM »

I'd assume they'd have fabricators to take care of loading all the FIGHTER SIZED PROJECTILES instead of some poor sod loading it into the guns.

Hence the reason why even rudimentary ballistic weapons have flux buildup.
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Re: Magazine Clip
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 09:03:49 PM »

nah why would they? when you can use the crew for manual labor, after all you can never trust those machines they breakdown all the time  :P

I skim over and though you said using crews as ammunition.
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Re: Magazine Clip
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 07:49:49 AM »

nah why would they? when you can use the crew for manual labor, after all you can never trust those machines they breakdown all the time  :P

And they are susceptible to chaos corruption, yes. Never trust the machines.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2018, 07:51:53 AM by Clockwork Owl »
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Re: Magazine Clip
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 11:50:41 AM »

Lol, yeah, indeed.  Truth is, even most modern ship weapons use autoloaders of some kind.
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Re: Magazine Clip
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 12:59:43 PM »

Do ship weapons follow the same terminology standard as infantry weapons do? I'm not so sure.

What about ammunition belts? Wouldn't they be, in fact, just veery long clips? (Probably not, just taking the ***  :P )

Also, as I've understood it, cooling is also a large part of proper (ballistic) weapon operation in space. (energy weapons too but that can kinda be handwaved because sci-fi tech)

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