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Obliterator Gun MLIPCC Mk I by orcbruto Obliterator Gun MLIPCC Mk I by orcbruto
Ok, one more destructive gun asked by :iconthe-last-dragon-kni:. This time the goal was to make a believable plasma gun, so here it is!

The Obliterator Gun (or technically MLIPCC MK I, Military Laser Induced Plasma Channel Cannon MarK I) is a huge bazooka-like device capable of emitting powerful plasma discharges, similar to a natural ball lightning in both power and appearance.

Here is how it works: The Obliterator uses three powerful batteries to produce high energy lasers. In a planetary atmosphere this lasers will overheat the gases and form a tunnel of plasma (high energy ionized gas). A powerful electromagnet is turned on a millisecond after the plasma tunnel was formed, impulsing the high energy matter to the target. The lack of other matter inside the laser tunnel makes the plasma travel in high speeds (220,000 km/h (140,000 mph)), hitting the target as a contained lightning, melting materials (it reaches 30,000 C (54,000 F)) and delivering 16 millions volts of electricity, capable to burn all the crew and circuits of a vehicle.

Because of the overheating, it also have a shoulder-mounted liquid nitrogen tank, and several tubes to cool the weapon after and during each shot.

The gun range is limited only by the density of the atmospheric gases. In good conditions (no clouds, no mist or smoke) it can hit a spaceship or a satellite in orbit, in bad conditions the gun range falls for some kilometers, but delivers a more potent blast (more gases to ionize in the laser tunnel).

It can work in vacuum conditions, but them it would use the nitrogen stored in the cooling tanks as ammunition, overheating it inside the laser tunnel.

In atmospheric conditions it can be fired several hundred times, and despite the silence, it's easy to detect the shooter because of the light and nitric acid gases it release (and smell of ozone). In vacuum it can be fired about 100 times before it needs to refill the liquid nitrogen tank.

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Modeled in Sketchup, rendered in Twilight, a touch of Photoshop. Information researched in Wikipedia (Plasma, Electrolaser, Plasma Weapon, Lightning, Ball Lightning...)

And yes, US army and Boeing are researching to develop a weapon just like that. By now they can delivers just enough plasma energy to incapacitate a target, like a taser delivered by laser tunnels... at least according to Wikipedia =D
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markoatonc Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Well... I just found you profile. But I just love how detailed your descriptions are. I am afraid plasma works poorly in vaccum, and it can create very loud sound It depends on how it was made.

Well. Sh... sorry. I am afraid I may post more of those on your other pictures. Sorry for that, I am just like that, I may be wrong at some points, feel free to point it out. I remember some experiments I read about on the internet. Stationary gun like that, creating tunnel of plasma by special rotating lasers creating some kind of highly energetic, condensed plasma surrounded by almost vacuum, It had ability, quite literally, to shot lightning at great distances. Unfortunately, the Faraday cage effect of armoured vehicles made it only able to short circuits. and it loose power over distance. Not talking about Ridiculously high energy cost.
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! =D

Well... yeah... plasma is not a reality yet, but maybe in the far future someone figures out how to use if effectively... 
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Chofni1996 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
I will have to agree with Darth Silas this is a monster of a weapon,i like the textures you put in there.nice neon light for effects overall nice job.keep it up.cheers
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! =D
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:iconchofni1996:
Chofni1996 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
No problem
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013   Artist
That is a very wicked weapon. I sure wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of it.
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:iconorcbruto:
orcbruto Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahahhahaha
Thanks! =D
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CameronLang95 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
i love the design, but i also love the description, not enough people create information behind their creations, fr them the art is stand alone, but its really cool to be able to see how the artist thinks it would work, rather than just dreaming it up myself. keep up the good work
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orcbruto Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! =D
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prokhorvlg Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous piece of technology!
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