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Is it a railgun?
Is this a plasma cannon?
Or maybe teh laz0r?
No, it's just MSBS prototype rifle (aka Radon), currently under development in Poland by WAT Military Technology University in Warsaw and Łucznik-Radom Weapons Factory. It's chambered for 5.56x45mm standard NATO round. But still, am I the only one getting an impression that the designers played too much Halo or something? ;)

Jokes aside, what is shown here is how the gun's second prototype will look like. The first one, made in bullpup and classical versions, was built to check the weapon's internal mechanisms only and looked much more conventional, in fact somewhat crude (see here: [link]). The fire tests were completed with success.

MSBS stands for Modułowy System Broni Strzeleckiej (Module-based Firearm System). The gun is meant to be easily re-configurable, depending on the needs. The modules in the final version should allow to assembly a classical rifle, a bullpup rifle, both with 2 different barrel lengths, a sniper rifle and a light machine gun. There will also be a 40 mm underbarrel grenade launcher dedicated for the system, with the new thermobaric grenades developed at ZM Dezamet it should kick some serious ass. As a bonus (??), the classical rifle with long barrel will be able to use a bayonet. Don't know what combat effectiveness of this will be on a modern battlefield, but our top brass is allegedly so deranged that they may just go for it (think "Catch 22"). But if the bayonet is going to look as much "sci-fi" as the gun itself, then I completely support it! :D

The second prototype will already contain parts for assembly of four versions: Classical and bullpup rifle, with short or long barrel (for comparison, check pictures here: [link]).

The gun's model shows the bullpup version with short barrel.

Software used: modeling started in Blender 2.49b, finished, textured and rendered in 2.54 beta. Converted from avi with Pazera Free Video to Flash Converter.
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DarkDXZ Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Since MSBS is a part of a bigger "Tytan" project, I wonder if they'll make more similar-themed weapons as well (stand-alone grenade launcher? pistol? missile launcher? shotgun?)
But hey, I like sci-fi weapons, especially if they're real - kudos for Polish designers!
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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xaotherion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I'm glad you like it.:D

Say, haven't you thought about trying 3D too? You have already made lots of cool weapon drawings; they are in kinda "technical drawing" two-dimensional side view already. And such type of drawings can be loaded, as a background image, into any decent 3D app and serve as very helpful blueprint for modeling.

I did it like this with the gun shown here. The only difference was that I used scanned photo from a magazine instead of a drawing. Then of course I had to add the small details which weren't well visible in the "blueprint", but it can be done with some more reference photos.

Funny thing is that I had to guess some details of the gun (they weren't well visible in the photos) and it seems that I did it mostly right. At least that's what some guys say.;) And I'm no weapons specialist. But you seem to have much more knowledge of the subject, so I think that you could manage to make good models once you get the hang of the basics of 3D.
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Phenixtri Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Nit bad at all. My only question is will it prove to be as reliable as the standard AK rotary bolt type rifles that poland uses atm. another issue I have is the lack of flip up back up iron sights but then again its still a prototype so ill cut it some slack. Overall it "looks" to be a sound & solid design both bullpup & conventional variants.
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xaotherion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Well, I wouldn't worry about the reliability of the internal mechanisms too much. Sure, it would be hard to design another weapon as durable as AK series. But the MSBS undergoes very intensive technical tests, so it is quite unlikely that they will create some shoddy gun (as they did with Tantal rifle back in the 80's).

Backup sights aren't a big issue. I've seen a design of detachable sights, which are mounted on a Picantinny rail, and they are of the flip-back type so they don't interfere with optical sights and such. Most likely there will be something similar for the MSBS.

AK-derived rifles have their advantages, but also bad features, and their concept is quite old. The Polish Army currently uses Beryl rifle, derived from AK-74 but using standard NATO rounds (also there are older "Kalashnikovs" still in use). Over time, this gun was seriously improved, compared to the standard AK, and it is thought that it has reached the limits of possible modernizations. Hence the need for something completely new.

MSBS is being developed in parallel to a "future soldier" project, named Tytan. AK-derived guns will be apparently too old for the hi-tech Tytan, so MSBS comes in handy here.

The rifle's design is said to be very ergonomical and "user friendly" but I've actually heard some concerns related to it. Some say that the elements of weapon's exterior are too big (they should be "divided" into more smaller parts) and can be prone to damage during the use, and they will be more costly to repair or exchange.
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link3000-GJ Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Absolutely beautiful. I love it!
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GKS1962 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
oby wszedł do produkcji w 2015 :)
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gordanfreeman17 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Photographer
This animation Must have taken a little while
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xaotherion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Well, actually it haven't. The model itself was made in 2 weeks, but I was just being lazy with this, cause it could be done much faster.;p

The animation itself was started one afternoon, finished on another. All it took was some tuning of the camera path. There's no raytracing used here, nor any other advanced trick, so the rendering was pretty fast, up to 15 seconds per frame, often less. With 1200 frames, it was about 5 hours total. Not too much for a hi-res 3D anim.
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BananahMan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Is this real?
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