Originally Posted by Son of Cathal
I'm not familiar with the airburst concept. Can someone explain please
O.K. If enemy are hiding behind rock, cars, or any obstacles while they fired to us, it is hard to bring them under controls.
But, if we can use "airburst" bullets, bullets will burst over terrorists' heads, and there are no obstacles. Thus, they get killed.
It is more like difference between direct fire and high angle fire.
They are not covered by obstacles because bullets will shoot them over head.
So we can fully control the situation in short time.
Actually, it is more like shell not bullet, the shell having 100 small bullets, and when shell bursts over head, the 100 small bullets destroyed near place.
So, if you watch the youtube video I provided, they triggered it, and lots of ballons are burst, meaning that the small 100 bullets hit all of these ballons.
So, it is not "one shot and one kill," but possibly "one shot and couples of kill," which has been impossbile for traditional rifle such as M-16 or AK-47.
In fact, this "airburst" idea comes from artillery, which artillery fired the shell having baby bullets inside of it.
But, since artillery is usually far behind the first place of battlefield, the enginners think it would be awesome if infantry themselves have a rifle to wipe enemy out in a similary way the artillery brigades do.
Usually, infantry in the front line ask the artillery to fire where the enemy is approaching to the infantry, but sometimes if artillerty is busy to support other infantry, it is kinda of trobules. Though there are machine guns and other mass destruction, it is not really effective as much as artillery would start to fire. (That is why Soviet and Germans were mainly using artillery brigades in massive amount).
But, with this rifle, they can defend themselves from enemy's approaching and they even attack enemy in effective.
However, on the same time, I think this XK-11 is heavy rifle, so it is not really appropriate for every troops to use, but be used in platoon or in a squad.