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O.D.I.N. by leonwoon O.D.I.N. by leonwoon
"The Orbital Defensive Intervention Network, O.D.I.N. for short is an orbital kinetic weapon that fires telephone pole-sized tungsten rods, that upon reaching the Earth's gravity pull, will be accelerated to  speeds of 10 kilometers per second. The resulting impact on its target is great enough to shatter the ground's crust and causing small earthquakes.
These rods are called Gugnir, after the Norse god Odin's legendary spear that is famous for never missing its target. Flanking ODIN are two small observatory bases called Hugin and Munin, named after Odin's ravens that scout the battlefield. These bases are stationed with maintenance personnel and soldiers such as this astronaut with a sub-orbital railgun stationed to defend ODIN from any missiles or small shuttle craft that seek to hijack it (yeah, they saw what happened in COD Ghosts) "

Ok so, before anyone can say I got this idea from COD Ghosts, actually, no, the idea of kinetic rod weapons have taken my fancy ever since the days of Endwar (such an under-rated game) 
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:iconmisterartmaster101:
MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Actually the original orbital kinetic weapon system's name was THOR, and was actually drawn up by some of the big names of science fiction and some big (retired) names of the military. They even had a proposal and everything.
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Right? Then the treaty banning orbital WMDs came about and there was the end of that XD
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:iconmisterartmaster101:
MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Actually the treaty banned nuclear devices or other WMDs. A kinetic projectile has no radiation, nothing that puts them in WMD territory.

The big problem is that the system would be massive, thus the cost is massive.
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Ahh, I see, thanks for clearing it up :D
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:iconmisterartmaster101:
MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Your welcome.
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:iconjax1776:
Jax1776 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So which name is better? Odin or Thor? Just a question.
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Thor would serve better for a laser-type weapon instead. Odin sounds much more suitable because a physical object is being hurtled to the ground instead ;)
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:iconjax1776:
Jax1776 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OK, although Project Thor was coined to be a Kinetic Rod weapon satellite.
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
haha, oh yes, I read up on it. :D
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:iconjax1776:
Jax1776 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Also the name 'Zeus' is used in 'GI Joe: Retaliation'.
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Stargazer2112 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
sniping from orbit? What sort of target needs that?
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:iconronofarr:
Ronofarr Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I wonder what the reload time on that thing is.
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
1.52 seconds with the speedy reload perk XDD
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:iconronofarr:
Ronofarr Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
As expected. Who wants to wait a couple days to reload anyway.
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nesiwabisi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
thanks :D
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:iconinfiniterespect:
InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still play EndWar! JSF and Spetnaz Guards FTW!
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow that call of duty ghost
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic sci-fi painting!
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
thanks! :)
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Gwentari Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, I love this concept to bits and I love it even more that you got it from TC's Endwar!! 

I used to play that game religiously!
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Yay! Another Endwar fan! :D High five! Such an under appreciated game, we are the few, the proud. :')
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Gwentari Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey if you want I can try and model that Soldier's Railgun for you, I cant do the soldier though ;( 

Still though thats an awesome weapon ^-^
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
if you want to, sure. XD
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templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Cool!
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Snowy-Aegis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That kind of thing is already in the works, called the 'Rods From God' project.
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:iconleonwoon:
leonwoon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Oh yes, and it's not something thought-up only recently. Dates back to the days of the Cold War, oh man, were those the days. XD
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Nina-Chao Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CANTEK *A*
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
LUVZ it!!! :iconbadassplz:
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