Shot shells in use - only for Jean-Pierre


#1

Watch the whole clip:

video.google.de/videoplay?docid= … 0308006678

This guy is amazing!


#2

Well, I confess, I totally looked at that video even though I am not JP :-) WOW! That guy is incredible and so is that gun. I am not a big shotgun guy, but that gun is amazing with such little recoil and fast cycle rate.


#3

Must be fun in full auto.


#4

Hi !
I knew this video. It is wonderfull.
I wanted to post it here but after thinking, I decided not.
Because all the clay shooters would feel disgusting!! LOL !!

JP
PS : I am not an hunter Alex and I don’t even have a shotgun !!


#5

I think you should have one, it’s fun.


#6

Alex ! Are you kidding ???

Don’t you prefer this grenades machine gun of 1916, pneumatic operated, shooting between 100 to 150 grenades per minute ???

JP


#7

Holly miracle, yessssssss, I need one for the back of my pick up truck.

What type of grenades are to be used with this device from hell?


#8

Another view Alex.

And some information:
This grenade MG was invented by the Captain Fouques (patents 82663 of April 1st 1916 and 89886 of Mach 9th 1917)
It was buit after by the " Compagnie Francaise pour l exploitation des procedes Thomson-Houston".
Total weight : 180 kg
Grenades (stricking or fuzing)
Range : 600 meters
Rate of fire : 135 grenades per minute
JP


#9

Jean-Pierre, that’s great again, I tried to look up the patent but had no success.
Is anything known on the grenades used in this launcher?


#10

[quote=“EOD”]Jean-Pierre, that’s great again, I tried to look up the patent but had no success.
Is anything known on the grenades used in this launcher?[/quote]
About the grenades : they say : striking or fuzing.
About the patent : you didn’t find them ?

JP


#11

And they say : they want to put this MG on Renault tanks
JP


#12

[quote=“jean-pierre”][quote=“EOD”]Jean-Pierre, that’s great again, I tried to look up the patent but had no success.
Is anything known on the grenades used in this launcher?[/quote]
About the grenades : they say : striking or fuzing.
About the patent : you didn’t find them ?

JP[/quote]

Yes, I tried some patent searches but did not succeed.


#13
  1. Alex you cannot find French patents as digitalized documents.
    Only the last 15 years are.

  2. Here above are the patents .(I found a third one).

Regarding the documentation about the grenade MG it is more than 100 pages, so I will perhaps scan it one day but not now.
(French patents by themselves are at least 15 pages, and if you add the letters between the inventor and the manufacturer it is a very big file!)

  1. Sorting my papers I found the manufacturing drawing of:
    a 80 mm compressed air mortar from WWI.
    (It is 1:1 scale, so too hard to scan it)
    Total length : 1,23 m
    Weight : 34 kg
    The tube has 3 rifflings.
    Maximum working pressure : 250 kg

The mounting is:
length 0.80 m
width 0.20 m
height 0.31 m
weight 16 kg

The projectile looks like a bomb, it is in steel with the tail in aluminium.
Total length : 585 mm
Diameter 80 mm
Weight : 8 kg
Range : 1000 m !!!

This must be even better to put on the rear of your pick-up !
JP




#14

Good, so the grenade should be shown in the patent. Can you show us that page?


#15

That Grenade MG is a truly unique device! I never knew anything like that existed. it appears to use a system of two (presumably) very fast spinning archimedean screws. More information about the grenades it fired would be interesting.


#16

I also have this impression and think the grenades were likely of spherical shape (or something close to it).


#17

First info :

They are made of cast iron and contain 75 g of explosive.
Their weight is 690 g
Their safety is getting off at the exit of the MG and they are fuzing with a fixed delay.

Next infos coming soon !
JP


#18

I’m looking forward to it !


#19

How was the Grenade MG powered? An electric motor, compressed air or drive for an external engine eg. that of a tank?


#20

[quote=“jean-pierre”]pneumatic operated,

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