This Will End Well: Russian Arms Manufacturer Develops Flying Rifle Prototype

March 27, 2019

These are a couple demo videos of the flying rifle developed by Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Ante. It's a little radio controlled electric plane with a fuselage made of "an 'autoloading smooth-bore' Carbine Vepr-12 Hummer, a Kalashnikov machine gun-based weapon." Plus the wings can be removed so it can be fired like a regular rifle. There's actually some footage of the thing being flown around and shooting some balloons, and I for one would not have been caught anywhere near that demonstration. Mostly because I'm a ninja, but partly because I wouldn't have actually been anywhere near that demonstration.

Keep going for two videos, the first of which is the rifle in flight shooting down some balloons (at 0:30), the second of which is the gun being fired by hand.

Thanks to Chad M, who agrees this is probably not your best option for getting a stuck kite out of a tree.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I saw the prototype drawings a big ago and thought "that's fucking stupid... Usually aerial guns that aim at living targets are gattling guns or something fast".

    Then I learned that this is a "VEPR 12 Hammer". That's basically a Saiga 12 (a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun) and the drone in question is designed to target other drones.

    Edit: Here's a google translate link:

  • The_Wretched

    I'm pretty sure you shouldn't pull your shoulders up to your ears when shooting. Other than that, the thing can only shoot straight forward, I'm just glad they have limited design vision.

    As a matter of public safety, shoot down all drones.

  • Andrew

    very small amount of real-estate on the "stock" to press your shoulder on

  • The_Wretched

    I saw that too. I was wondering if it left a wedge edge shaped bruise.

  • Wraith

    Almaz-Ante, taking political assassinations to the next level.
    Next up, drones that drop grenades.

    I'm picturing a dystopian future where these things are patrolling the streets to shoot people out after curfew...

    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

  • Andrew

    It's been tried

  • Douchy McDouche

    "Get me my track suit, I'm going to make flying rifle!"
    "Go home, Fedor, you're drunk."

  • Megatron Jenkins

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Jenness

    I would bet money that all these guys have a couple packs of smokes in those track suits and a flask of vodka.

    Russion Roulette is getting so techie nowadays!

  • Corky McButterpants

    Ooh! This could certainly inject some much needed excitement into the Olympic Biathlon.

  • Bling Nye

    I was thinking the NFL, but whatever.

  • Corky McButterpants

    Sorry, I don't follow American Hand Egg, where do the rifles come into it?

  • Megatron Jenkins

    American Hand Egg, lmao!!!

  • Bling Nye

    Special Teams. Primarily for open field tackles.

  • Closet Nerd

    "In Soviet Russia, drone shoots you!"

  • snook3r

    10/10 would gladly buy from a sketchy russian bear.

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