The EM-2 rifle was a Bullpup design developed for the British Army after the Second World War. The design took in lessons from that war, notably that the majority of action took place at relatively short range – 300-400 yards/metres, so a high powered cartridge was not needed. The EM-2 was originally designed for a 0.280 cartridge which was smaller and lighter than ‘full power’ cartridges, meaning that an infantryman could carry more rounds and allowed magazines with greater capacity. Unfortunately, for political reasons, the rifle was only briefly adopted, and was superseded by the NATO 7.62mm rifles.
Hi, I’m Rob, otherwise known as VBBSMYT.
I create the animations on my iMac using Cinema 4D, which I find very intuitive, and allows me to add smoke and flames, and then send the model to my trusty Render farm.
I make my models as accurate as possible through reference books and particularly good drawings. You may have seen my animations of early torpedoes and machine guns on YouTube. I enjoy finding out how things work and it has been fascinating to track the development from the late Victorian period up to World War 1.