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Contest Entry: Man-Portable Railgun by Great-5 Contest Entry: Man-Portable Railgun by Great-5
My contest entry for the #Fictional-Firearms man-portable railgun contest. The requirements are as shown below:

must be between 3 1/2-5 feet long
It is about 4 feet long.

must have RIS or other means of attaching hardware to the top and bottom
I added a sight on the top, as well as an underslung rail system for mounting a laser rangefinder, a flashlight or some other tactical accessory.

must be powered by a high-octane battery that you may use a RL one, or make one yourself
The battery, along with the high-voltage transformer circuitry, mounted in the stock. The battery can be disengaged by depressing a lever on the left side of the weapon, much like changing a magazine.

must have an effective range of at least 750 meters
Being a sniper-type weapon, this gun has an optimum range of 900 meters and a maximum range of 1.05 kilometers

must have an optional power output
There is a power setting knob and two programmable buttons, located on the left side of the gun above the trigger guard. These controls can adjust the power and thus, change the velocity of the fired projectiles. The higher the velocity, the more battery power is used up.

must use a box magazine of at least 20 rounds
This weapon uses a box mag that can hold 25 rounds.

you may use standard, Bull-Pup, or sideloading formats, no Bren-style toploaders
The magazine is in a standard format, located in front of the trigger guard.

must have multiple available round types
There are two main types of rounds that are popular to use with this gun: KE solid slug penetrator, and HE (high explosive.) The former is a solid, depleted-uranium slug optimized for use with higher muzzle velocity settings, while the latter, with its explosive charge, is designed to maximize damage at a lower muzzle velocity, dealing a comparable amount of destruction while conserving battery power. Both rounds are effective against both personnel and light armored vehicles.

Well there you have it, there's my railgun. Not much to look at, but it gets the job done. I hope you all enjoy my contest entry. Great-5, signing off.
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acebird1234 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass Railgun!
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch, glad you like it.
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acebird1234 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your very welcome!
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seithsnipper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
from what gam e are they
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not fanart, original.
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seithsnipper Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
oh. they are good. reminds me to the pistols of intrusion 2. very good
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oli36 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
a rail gun needs extreme magnetic force to fire a metal projectile without charge and delivery system, although i think the idea of a portable rail gun is F-ING!!!!1!!! awesome the physics are not there yet, having said that the design is really good, movie material man keep it up
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Yeah I was iffy on the thought of a man-portable railgun myself. But that's what he wanted, so I drew it.
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Great one!
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I personally love the design here.
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Its real close to my favorit designs=D
Also tried to do something for the railgun-contest, unfortuanly dinīt find the time:(
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CzechBiohazard Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty fucking sweet. I love it. :3
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. It's not too plain? I was really going for a hard-edged, minimalistic and practical design here, like something that could actually be made in the not-too-distant future, but it's not as popular as my other, more fantastical guns...at least it wasn't for awhile. Now I am luckily getting more faves.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
The real question is, does it produce a colorful corkscrew trail when it's fired? :la:

Awesome gun design anyhow. :D Railguns are wickedly cool!
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like in Skulltag? Lol I remember that railgun from that game...fun fact, my Skulltag avatar is named "Rainbow Dash" and I gave her a railgun that shoots a projectile that gives a rainbow corkscrew trail behind it. I really haven't played any in that game for almost a year now though, since unlike TF2 everyone else seems to be WAY better at it than I am, and they don't even give me a chance...it's not fun at all, and I end up just ragequitting.

And thanks. Yeah I was going for a plain, purely-functional design as opposed to the more fantastical designs for some of my other guns. None of my weapons blatantly defy the laws of physics as far as I know (I do extensive research and cross-check the physics of a given gun design with my friend ~LordKiraTheConquerer who is both a physics expert and a gun expert,) but some are definitely more practical than others. And this one I like to think is one of my more practical designs, or at least would be with technology 25-100 years from now.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I was actually thinking more of the Railgun from Quake II myself, but that is what inspired the Skulltag railgun. :D In a lot of ways Skulltag is like a mishmash of elements from several of iD Software's games; it's primarily based on Doom/Doom II, but it also has elements from Quake II and Quake III, and at one time you could even use some of the enemy sprites from Wolf3D for your player avatar. Of course, you probably already knew most of this. :XD:
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never played Quake II, I have only seen screenshots and the occasional gameplay video of it. And that's interesting about Skulltag...I just wish that game had a single player campaign mode, not just multiplayer. Then perhaps I could enjoy it more fully.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
The Skulltag engine can actually be used to play through the singleplayer levels of Doom and Doom II, as well as Final Doom, Heretic, Hexen, and even Strife, which is like an early FPS/RPG hybrid. To add to that, it also supports most of the various singleplayer custom wads, which there are literally thousands of.

But yeah, I can sort of see what you mean. It would have been really cool if Skulltag were bundled with its own SP megawad to show off the engine's capabilities, and give singleplayer-oriented players another reason to download it.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, cool. Yeah I know Heretic and Hexen, just I have not played them that much. I really should.
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think it's a fantastic and well put together design, good luck in the contest.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I hope I will at least get to be a runner-up, but most of all I hope that this design will make more people pay attention to my guns and mechanical designs. I have two or three guns that have almost a hundred favorites, and I should count myself lucky for that, but still, I really gotta draw more, and it's really hard to tell what design elements people like, and what design elements are just kinda "meh" to people. Like so far this railgun seems to just be "meh" as it has only thirty favorites currently, yet some of my other guns like this, this and this have faves numbering almost a hundred. And that last one doesn't even have a stock that would actually work when fired from the shoulder. Ah well, I guess I should just keep my fingers crossed that I will soon enough come up with a new design that really rakes in the favorites once more.
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome.

I honestly still haven't figured out what people favor in weapon design. I still find it weird that people like my first designs that weren't even all that great to me.
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it!
i also you're the first to finish XD
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I went with a minimalist and practical design aesthetic, unlike the flashier weapons in a game like Halo. This is because I am thinking of including this gun in my original universe after this contest is done, and it will be used by one of my protagonist factions, the USG (United Systems Government.) They have weapons and gear based on present-day US military weapons and equipment, as well as some experimental weapons that may be used in the near future. So this railgun has to look plausible.
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
alright, nice! i'll look forward to it!
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