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FsW-24-J Tecpatl by daisukekazama FsW-24-J Tecpatl by daisukekazama
A concept weapon I've been working on, with the guiding philosophy of 'screw realism, go for looks and wrap it with cyberpunk technobabble.' That said, I actually built the grip in clay before I modeled it, so it works - honest!

By the by, I was going for that 'moral-gray-zone government paramilitary unit' (i.e. Shirow Masamune) look, so if you get that impression I've succeeded.

Falkenhayn Schram FsW-24-J submachine gun. Caliber 6.2x25 mm, gas operated rotating bolt with a proprietary 'ArcMag' system (basically a P90-esque magazine with the bullets staggered in an arch pattern) to streamline the weapon and keep it compact. Combined with a single-point sling, the weapon can be concealed under a loose jacket or even inside a sports bag.

The weapon is 648 mm long and 204 mm high, smaller than the popular MP5 by a good inch or so. The barrel length, on the other hand, is a whopping 333 mm - one and a half times longer than the MP5A2. The ArcMag holds 40 rounds. Other features include a detachable STANAG rail, ambidextrous controls (can be field-stripped and switched over), a suppressor, a two-mode sight with options for 50 and 100 yards, and a light-fiber front sight.

As for the innards, the Tecpatl ('obsidian knife') has more in common with Eastern products like the Russian 9A-91 than any Western firearm, owing mostly to its East European design team. Fire rate is a modest and controllable 750 rounds per minute. The 6.2mm Rodega cartridge - developed from the Swedish CBJ - balances stopping power with armor penetration capabilities for desirable ballistics in urban conditions. The recoil is very light, and the weapon is reportedly very controllable even on full-auto.

Falkenhayn Schram is me 2012, I guess.
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exizt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first: The weapon looks very cool and ergonomic. A safty on both sides of the weapon is also very usefull. I would do the same for the charging handle. Must be possible with this design and its much easier to fix jam when you switched the aiming position. 

I see also few disadvantages. One is the magazin. It looks cool and streamlined if you said, but I can imagine that it isnt possible to reload fast and the extraordinary bended form, dont fits in regular magazin pouches. The other problem is the iron sight. The mounted rail is to high or the iron sight to low, so I have no backup, if my main sights a broken.

Anyway, its a cool looking weapon. Maybe you can fix the problems.
Artmarcus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yellowstonnew Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I like the weapon, but it would be unconfortable to reload the gun.
Calleahan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I like the magazine concept. Pretty strange and cool
Tecknophyle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The magazine would be too awkward to use in practical conditions. In order to load you'd have to move the weapon away from the body, then either look down to line it up properly in order to seat it and rotate into position or fumble around with it.
daisukekazama Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Artist answer: Pooh pooh realism and practicality it's all about the looks! >:D
Engineer answer: The shortcomings are surpassed by the benefits of this layout. Aftermarket parts could be developed to improve operability! ;)
Honest answer: Yeah... I know. I sort of pretended not to notice because the idea was too cool.
Archangel-Industries Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
The only real problem that I can see is that, due to the shape of the magazine, it'd be a pain in the arse to carry more than the one magazine in the PDW without a separate bag or so.
daisukekazama Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
This is true. I figured users might be able to carry extra mags in MP5-banana-style curved pouches. 

But yeah. The convoluted reload process is probably the least realistic part of the design.
kitsune494 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
looks awsome but makes me think of a bastard love child of a p90 and a FAMAS
ajb-2k3 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Very nice looking and the only thing I can see about the mag not working is ...
Is there some sort of spring in the mag that shots the round up into the barrel?

Very nice work work there.
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