Typical Day In Russia

Watch Russia’s New Shotgun-Wielding Drone in Action

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a shotgun with wings!

4. 2. 19 by Dan Robitzski
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Death From Above

Earlier this year, Russian weapons manufacturer Almaz-Antey filed a patent for a new drone that was little more than a shotgun with wings.

When Futurism first reported on the drone, details were scarce. But now, video footage of flight tests has surfaced showing the drone — which looks like a murderous model plane ­— in action.

Balancing Act

The drone carries a 12-caliber Vepr-12 semi-automatic shotgun, Tom’s Guide reports. One might justifiably expect the recoil of a shotgun blast to send a drone veering off course, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Scientists from the Moscow Aviation Institute who worked on the drone published a press release saying that the drone can continue on its path after firing, and that its electric battery allows for 40 minutes of uninterrupted flight.

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Human Touch

Video footage shows the drone taking off and landing with its nose — and barrel — pointed straight into the air.

But when all else fails, a video shows that a human can remove the drone’s wings and shoot it just like any other shotgun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXekPeTiDUo

READ MORE: Watch Russia’s Flying Rifle In Action For the First Time Ever [Tom’s Guide]

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More on the shotgun drone: Russian Arms Maker Invents Drone With Built-in Rifle


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