New work P217 LIGHTNING, it is Manual-Pseudo-Full-Auto machine gun.
Its releasing mechanism is same as P204 BURST and P207 DAN MAC.
And also it has a newly-invented loading mechanism.
Novel holding-hooks (Saw-blades).
It has "Ramp-Release-System".
Its releaser pushes up the rubber bands from inside.
15 hooks x 2 stages = 30 rounds.
Fore grip (instead of the trigger).
First, only upper red rubber bands are released. Lower green bands are not done.
At the same time upper all rubber bands have been released, lower rubber bands are lifted up to upper hooks.
To release green rubber bands, the fore grip must be slided to default position.
Animation of the 2-staged loading mechanism.
Releaser is large.
Inside of the main frame.
It looks like a shot gun rather than a machine gun.
Grip is made from teak.
P217 LIGHTNING with newly-invented mechanism.
Please watch the video.
<Completion Date> 2013/09
<Model Name> P217 LIGHTNING
<Category> MACHINE GUN
<Length> 680 MM
<Barrel Length> 230~360 MM
<Capacity> 30 rounds
<Ammo> #16 Rubber Band (Japan Industrial Standards)