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This post may be dumped, but I think it is a fun question. Anyways the questions is:
If a lascannon or lasgun was real, when you fired it would the gun/cannon kick back?
I believe this may fall into pointless topic category and be binned, perhaps a rephrasing of the question my give it some credit.
Anyway. Every force has an equal and opposite force, so yes i believe they would. In the case of the lasgun.......it wouldn't knock a baby off its feet <_< .
But a lascannon definitly would give some major kickback.
This can be seen by the fact that the lascannon is given a stand for IG, quite a sturdy one at that. And a Marine has some heavy joining things on the lascannon to keep it attached.
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Slight misquote, but an important one. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The difference is that the inertia and weight of the laser beam is effectively zero. So no matter how powerful the laser there is (almost) no reaction. Plenty of 'power' that you could term as 'force' but no action. So there would be no felt recoil from a laser weapon.Originally posted by Archaon@Jan 18 2005, 176
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In the fine details photons (light/laser) can provide a push but it is so small as to be unfelt by a man-portable laser weapon. You could conceive that a 40k lascannon's technology is so advanced that the laser is powerfull enough to provide some felt pushing, but it would be very small in comparison to the energy of the beam.
yeah.. a lascannon kicks back just as hard as a flashlight. But if you wanna fly backwards, try a heavy bolter.
I think a rail gun would give some more kickback
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The reason for the joints and the stand for the guard is because although it may not kick, I imagine that sucker is heavy. The power supply alone would be more than enough weight to slow a basic guardsmen down, not to mention the gun itself.
And this will happen because of a very simple aspect of the railgun technology.I think a rail gun would give some more kickback
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Work this kind of technology has been around for some time so there is information to be found on the matter of a railgun.
But the recoil from the railgun would be very small, since the projectile fired by it is very small, yet it causes such damage on impact by the speed the projectile is flying.
So far as I have found regarding info on railguns, there is about as much kick from one as there is from a laser. The basic principle (it's been a while since this was explained to me, forgive any errors) is that the projectile is accelerated along a path via an electormagnetic coil. Sections of the coil are switched between a positive and negative charge, effectivly pulling/pushing the projectile along the path. A friend of mine built a model one that we fired bbs out of. They were going about 20'-25' (dining room to kitchen) and hitting the wall hard enough to bounce back a good 5'-10'.
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The lascannon (well IG one anyway) has a recoil piece so I would assume there is some kick to it, dispite the logic suggested above. Kick back doesn't seem to be a big problem in 40k though, as most are shooting without the weapon in the shoulder or in any kind of stabilized position.
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well that doesn't mean much in our beloved imperium. Sadly they might put a recoil piece on it soley because all the other gun's war spirits needed it and its best not to anger the war spirit of this one by not putting it there.Originally posted by 311@Jan 19 2005, 13:56
The lascannon (well IG one anyway) has a recoil piece so I would assume there is some kick to it, dispite the logic suggested above. Kick back doesn't seem to be a big problem in 40k though, as most are shooting without the weapon in the shoulder or in any kind of stabilized position.[snapback]306960[/snapback]
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