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VA-6 Jackal Redesign Final by The-Xie VA-6 Jackal Redesign Final by The-Xie
The Tensha Heavy Arms VA-6 Heavy Assault Rifle. Nicknamed "The Jackal."

The VA-6 is the workhorse of the Vredden military. Originally created as a replacement for the VA-4, it has undergone various upgrades and modifications and has eventually phased out all other rifles, taking it's current place as the standard rifle for all Vredden armed forces. The VA-6, despite it's appearance, is a very center-heavy rifle weighing in at an even 6 kg. Despite the thousands of attachments made for the rifle over the years and it's near perfect track record in the field in terms of reliability, it is slowly being phased out by the VA-7.

Has about 150 more layers that it actually needs and took about 6 months of redesigning OVER AND FUCKING OVER AGAIN. But yea, it's done. Fuck it. Enjoy. Drop a comment and let me know what ya think and where I can improve.

All is copyright of me.

For the awesome 3D version by :iconttrlabs:
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:iconsilverfoxtiger:
SIlverFoxTiger Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
These weapon are cool.
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
What's the caliber on it?
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:iconthe-xie:
The-Xie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something comparable to a 5.56 if I recall correctly. Exact caliber and other information was lost to the Defrag God some time back.
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GBlade25 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
that looks good!!!
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HeruAnubisSolares Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*drools*
How much is it?
I have an emerald in my pocket, it that enough?
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Can I recommend these for my friend story?
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:iconthe-xie:
The-Xie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, but no. This is for a current, ongoing project.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thanks for listening anyway. :)
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool - damn, why i havent designed it....
I first imagened a assaultshotgun for solid ammo, cause of the heavy design - but there is nothing to improve i think. itīs simply perfect. Do on so!
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edardox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice desing... outstanding
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DroidOps Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Artist
Bad Ass... HEY YOU PRODUCER CAN YOU FUCKING PRODUCE THE FUCKING JACKAL IN THE VAK? OR I WILL FUCKING BLOW YOUR HEAD OFF.
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Baconwaffles Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
It's cool. Are you looking for comments on the artistic merits or the design of the gun?
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:iconthe-xie:
The-Xie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both, but mostly the design itself. I know my art skills aren't super great and I'll accept any suggestions on how to improve, but don't be too harsh. xD
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Baconwaffles Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Okay. I like the fluff you wrote in there, it helps with immersion and gives the rifle a sense of realism and immersion. It’d help more to write some details like dimensions, rate of fire, caliber and effective range, as well as modes of fire (3 round burst, single shot, automatic and so on).

The textures and the bullpup layout look nice and futuristic. The gun as a whole looks compact and light. But the magazine sticks out too much so it seems like it’d be awkward to fire from a prone position or it’d be easy to bang on things and cause feeding problems. It lacks a clear ejection port, maybe it’s under? Or on the other side? Maybe it uses caseless ammo? But it does look like the kind of rifle you'd expect to find in a modern army with motorized, airmobile or mechanized infantry.

The iron sights look primitive (Classic V-notch maybe) and seem like they’d be difficult to align since they’re not leveled (Seems like the back ones are so high they’d obscure the front bead if you were looking through them straight). Aperture annular sights (like on the M16) do a better job. Or you could go with digital optics for a more futuristic look. The gun has no obvious bolts, reliefs or buttons to field strip it and no forward assist or manual way to work the bolt in case of a misfire. At 6 kg (Emtpy? Loaded?) it’s kind of heavy for a rifle, I’m guessing with a couple of attachments it may weight as much as a contemporary LMG.

I like how you mentioned the rifle being “Center heavy”. Design compromises and character flaws help make it feel more real. Overall, I like it.
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The-Xie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I'll get on working details.

The mag I thought so as well and made a smaller version of it which I haven't uploaded. So I consider this one shown to the be the "extended" version. Ejection port is on the opposite side. I did that so I had less work to do. :P

This one actually doesn't have the proper iron sights. The back sights were originally just a placeholder I had for sights that just got incorporated into the design. As for the front sight, there is no front sight. Just awkward gun design on my part.

As for field stripping and jamming, while the mechanism it uses is similar to modern day weapons, it has been refined and improved to such a high degree that jamming has become a thing of the past. Rifles in this military are built with a Rifle Information Center, a computer built into the rifle that manages various things like monitoring how many rounds are in the magazine, automatically chamber a round when a new magazine is put in as well as monitoring the weapon and preventing it from jamming. The weapon can be field stripped to a certain degree, but most of the main parts are sealed inside the "core" of the weapon and need a workbench and tools to disassemble completely. However, due to the lack of jamming and less required maintenance, the need to actually open the weapon in the field completely is virtually zero.

The weapon is very heavy for what it is, but due to it's design it is incredibly accurate. The weight is usually ignored because most soldiers using it wear military grade armor which gives them slightly increased strength, making the weapon feel closer to 2-3kg. That 6kg weight is with the weapon loaded by the way.
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Baconwaffles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Great! Just a couple of suggestions, but this might be my nitpicky nature so disregard anything that sounds a little out there. It IS a cool design.

Maybe you could put the ejection port behind (or in front of) the magazine and under the gun so the casings eject down and it's ambidextrous.

Jamming is part gun design yeah, but the ammo has a lot to do with it as well. A rifle will fire tens if not hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition. Even manufactured at a 99.99% reliable standard (very difficult to do), at 25,000 rounds (which might be what the barrel itself lasts) it will still jam a few times through no fault of the gun itself. Even at 100% reliability, ammo still degreades (very slowly of course) or gets dirty or damaged. Which is true of the gun itself, even AK-47s can jam if you mistreat them enough, and battlefields tend to be very rough and dirty places, so it's never a bad idea to allow quick and easy maintenance or stripping.

If you don't want to screw with the streamlined design or add bolts, maybe you could make it like Glocks, just a couple of indentations with buttons, press here, pull this part and voila, field strip without tools.

I think a control chip for the gun is a very cool feature.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
NICE!
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monjava Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011   Digital Artist
WANT!!
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:iconvexedzero:
VeXeDZERO Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student General Artist
that is gorgeous. Lots of work, but it paid off ^^'
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It looks awesome.

Does it have a IFF system or some kind data feed/jack system (to let a soldier see how far an enemy/object/ally is, or what kind of ammo is loaded, etc.)?
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The-Xie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way the military that uses this weapon works is that when they get high enough in the ranks, they are given an AI to be solely their own. Most rifles have an AI Platform Combat Information Center where the AI wireless links up to the CIC and feeds back intel to the soldier from various things like remaining ammunition, friend or foe system and more. The most helpful of which is the AI's ability to use the CIC to judge bullet flight paths and time and can determine where the bullet will go and how high of a chance it has to hit it's intended target. The rifle, without this CIC, has an effective range of 800m to 1100m. With the AI linked up to the CIC, it's effective range is boosted up to roughly 2800m.
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Sweet.
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow! Outstanding! =D
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The-Xie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This one looks amazingly badass and futuristic, but why does it still use conventional brass-cased ammo? That kinda takes the "high tech" right out of it in my opinion.
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The-Xie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The ammunition, while it looks similar to brass, is a little different. The actual bullet itself is made of titanium coated in a full metal jacket. Instead of gunpowder, the cartridge uses grounded up solid kelvian mixed with various metals. This gives the rifle an approximate effective range of anywhere between 800 to 1100m. There are other cartridges that exist and for various reasons, however, this one is the most common due to the past 2 wars being fought at long ranges.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But, it still uses the conventional firing pin and bolt assembly, right? And it still needs to eject spent casings, right? I'm sorry but that just doesn't seem all that advanced, even though the gun itself looks awesome.
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The-Xie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Radioactivebuny's got it right. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I mean, think. The M1911. We still use it today even though it's been around for over a hundred years. Why? Because it works. Every once in a while we have a person invent something new and innovative. But we as a species like to improve on techniques and technologies we already have and don't like to go outside the bounds of what we are familiar and confident with very often. So sure, while it still does a similar job to the guns we have today, the mechanisms behind it are vastly improved. That, in my opinion, is what makes something futuristic.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same way about computers...they've worked so well for over ten years, and we STILL keep trying to fix what isn't broken, this time just seemingly for profit and change just for the sake of change. Just look at Google! They're totally creeping me out with their latest so-called "advances" that are pretty much just spyware.
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RADIOACTIVEBUNY Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
I wouldn't be surprised if 60 years from now we still used them.
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CalebKane Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
It has no breechblock, doesn't it? I don't see a grip to load the gun, how is that? *curious*
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The-Xie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The breech is on the other side of the gun. As for the other tidbits, just never got around to it. Just wanted to push out the design because I was sick of looking at it. Started working on an internal view which I may finish and put up here though.
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:iconcalebkane:
CalebKane Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Ah, ok. Just wondered where the loader handle is.

Merry Christmas!
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Bladehenge Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm diging the re-design, looks a ton more badass. Is is standard Gas operated or is it some alternate fuel source?
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c-force Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's a bad ass looking gun
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The-Xie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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RLTmavrick Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
looks good im glad you finally got it out. kudos my friend
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