Forget the rubber bullets and water jets. The weapon of the future for controlling the mob will employ sounds. Or you may use it against the little monsters of the Halloween or an annoying neighbor.
The handheld sonic gun, called Sonic Devestator (yeah, you read the spelling right), uses high-frequency sound pulses to deliver a devastating blast of stunning damage to biological targets. This has the effect of disorienting or rendering the enemy unconscious without inflicting lethal damage. The ultrasonic waves are headed in a 45-degree cone from the "muzzle" which keeps the user unaffected. The sounds of the sonic weapon can take about a minute to subside, but they do not induce any permanent harm or damage.
The sonic gun also has a larger model, called Sonic Devestator Riot Control, which combines six smaller units into a single one. "Our research has shown that by using these adjustment controls it is now possible to drastically increase the sonic output effect of the unit. It is possible to adjust the output for a maximizing effect on certain targets such as humans, dogs, unruly animals etc," explained the executives at Future Horizons. The powerful ultrasonic waves go much farther then normal sound waves and even pass through thick walls.
* How does it feel?
What you hear is a very loud and painful screeching sound, causing that kind of irritation like a person scratching his fingernails on a chalkboard. Only one added detail: imagine that made at an intensity of 130 decibels, the same as the sound emitted by lifting-off jet planes. Much more than that caused by a rock concert or a pneumatic hammer, which can be unbearable.
* Regarding the afflicted?
When the gear is properly tuned, it can induce intense nausea and headaches in the human victims, usually within less than 60 seconds of emission. In some cases, it can provoke intense pain and pressure on their eardrums.The victim requires about one hour to recover.
* The range of the weapon?
The weapon is active in a range of 20 ft, but some sensitive individuals can be impacted at even 50 ft away. Dogs are even more sensitive than humans, as their auditory range goes higher.
* ...and the price?
Available at a not-so-high price of $300 for the ready to use model, it's definitely a must-have for the law enforcement agencies of all developing countries and riotous cities.(Go here to purchase)
* Any more such weapons out there?
These are hypothetical or conceptual weapons possibly in development:
- The Vortex Ring Gun, a weapon that fires an acoustic air vortex that knocks people down.
- Sonic bullets are being planned to be used in anti-hijack packs in planes.
- A tight beam of focused sound used as a weapon like the focused light in laser guns.
- A powerful ultrasound beam which can liquify living tissue.
- A powerful low frequency sound designed to get buildings or structures to resonate and cause them to collapse.