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January 14, 2007
Posted at 4:03 pm
 

Years Ahead in the Future...

This is just intended to be a short entry for those readers who might be interested in a couple of the items mentioned in this latest adventure story set in future life of Dan and Don.

First, there's the GAU-17 weapons system. Here's a picture shown on Wikipedia. Note that there's a very large format version of the picture that is downloadeable. Note the stream of fire emerging from the muzzle. Also, take note of that blurred portion of the image just to the left of the gun's receiver. That's the stream of spent brass being ejected by the weapon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Gau_17_7.62mm_minigun.jpg

Here are some other pictures of the weapon type.

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_30-cal_GAU17_pics.htm

And here's a webpage describing the weapon system's general characteristics.

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNUS_30-cal_GAU17.htm

Then, there's the human flying wing.

First, here's a news article that describes this phenomena.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=425452&in_page_id=1965

Then, here's the webpage maintained by the pilot. This includes video of his flights.

http://www.jet-man.com/actuel_eng.html

I hope that my recent readers have found these items to be of some interest.

ApeMan