Part of a creativity-boosting challenge ~Tactical-Muffin
imposed on me earlier tonight, in hopes that I will eventually get to the point where I can look at everyday objects and animals, and think to myself "hey, this random object would make a great mechanical design!" and "hey, these two animals would make a great creature design!" And so, he showed me a relatively normal-looking vacuum cleaner, and after a few minutes of staring at it I decided that if you turn it sideways, it would make a wicked-cool energy pulse rifle or something. I was somewhat inspired by the Prawn weapons from District 9
, hence the orange color scheme.
And so here you have it, the Vacuum Blaster. No, it doesn't fire hypercompressed dust bunnies at lethal velocity, but it IS designed to fire and "overcharge" energy musket rounds, getting the most destructive force out of each 15mm sphere that is possible, much more so than the original Kyrdan energy musket. It can also be configured (with a swap of firing chambers and mag wells) to fire a larger, HE canister round. The major differences between this weapon and the energy musket are that the energy musket is a Kyrdan weapon of H'ruun manufacture, whereas this gun was made by humans, and while the energy musket is an infantry weapon, this gun is a heavy support weapon, capable of a much higher rate of fire and destructive capabilities of each round than the original Kyrdan weapon. And that's pretty much the whole thing.