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Japanese company creates the 'world’s coolest BB gun'

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Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industries recently unveiled a miniature version of the Phalanx CIWS automatic gun system which fires thousands of plastic BB pellets instead of metal bullets.

Featuring a radar-guided 20 mm Vulcan cannon mounted on a swiveling base, the Phalanx CIWS is one of the U.S. Navy’s most reliable weapon systems, finding itself in use on almost every class of surface combat ship. It’s also the inspiration for what many are calling the coolest BB gun ever made. Kogoro Kurata, the creative genius behind Suidobashi Heavy Industries, the Japanese company that brought us the awesome KURATAS mecha (boardable robot) over a decade ago, recently unveiled the Phalanx BB gun on his Twitter page.


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Hell fire I wasn't expecting that when I clicked on the link :gun: :lol:

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I was told by a US navy fire control technician that the phalanx spews so much lead that its radar actually tracks the outgoing stream of projectiles and its target and brings the two together to accomplish the "kill".  That always fascinated me.

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