Imagine a weapon that can fire 16,000 rounds per second, that’s nearly 1 Million rounds per minute! At this rate an enemy target basically has a wall of supersonic lead coming right at it, and the effect is simply devastating.
Here is what MetalStorm has to say about their weapons:
Metal Storm technology is an electronically initiated, stacked projectile system that removes the mechanisms required to fire a conventional weapon. Effectively, the only parts that move in Metal StormÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s technology are the projectiles contained within the barrels.
Multiple projectiles are stacked in a barrel. The technology allows each projectile to be fired sequentially from the barrel. Metal Storm’s fully loaded barrel tubes are essentially serviceable weapons, without the traditional ammunition feed or ejection system, breech opening or any other moving parts. Metal Storm barrels can be effectively grouped in multiple configurations to meet a diversity of applications.
Finally, the video of the weapon in action: