Showing posts from June, 2018

R7A1 Rifle 'Chrissanthe'

R7A1 'Chrissanthe' is a side-loaded, full-calibre, combat rifle. With a compact semi-bullpup layout, she sports a 22" barrel while being only marginally longer than an American M16A1, a rifle firing 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition, and with a shorter 20" barrel. This example of the R7A1 represents the standard infantry issue configuration, with shorter barrel upper reciever sets issued to units also. The 7.27x48mm L74 round fired by the R7 is a light rifle (or heavy intermediate) round midway between 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm NATO. Magazines for the R7 rifle are rated at 24 rounds maximum capacity, though anecdotal evidence suggests the magazine is capable of taking 25 rounds without feeding issues. Sighting systems include a fixed shrouded front post and flip up rear aperture sight set for 100 yards, as well as a range of advanced optics, attached to the gun via a quick-detach side rail system. For example, the T5-F projected dot sight on this R7 rifle allows faster

R1A6 Subcompact Carbine 'Mayallie'

R1A6 'Mayallie' is a subcompact carbine firing the 7.92x30mm L71 Energy Transfer/Armour Piercing round, a pistol calibre cartridge (albeit on the heavy end of the scale) firing a soft bullet encasing a small tungsten shard designed to cause traumatic wounds to both armoured and unarmoured targets. R1A6 'Mayallie' is designed to be cheaper, lighter, and less bulky to carry than the standard R7 service rifle - a great alternative to a rifle for non-frontline troops while being far more effective than a sidearm. This A6 example is shown with a standard 20 round magazine and fixed stock. Created for Modern Arms for a Modern Military: 1960-1980 , a series of fictional mid-late Vietnam War Era (1960s-1980s) Small Arms. Rendered using only Pimp My Gun. View full size image here:

The Status of ValkyrianThunder

I've been meaning to update this website more often, and two events have given a great excuse to do that - a planned series of blog type posts related to Plazma Burst 2, and a design series I'm working on called "Modern Arms for a Modern Military: A Series of Fictional Vietnam Era (1960s-1980s) Small Arms". Any updates to the status of the ValkyrianThunder Minecraft server will be posted here too, but don't hold too much hope. First gun's getting posted right away, and expect the first Plazma Burst Introspective in the next week . The series will be rendered fully using Pimp My Gun, and will be uploaded both here and on Flickr: