The weapons and gear of Gray Matter Splatter

Today I wanted to take a couple minutes to run you through some of the weapons, gear, vehicles, and technology featured in my new novel called Gray Matter Splatter.

Seizure grenade

The seizure grenade is real, something being developed as one component of a much larger secret program.  Sadly, you can’t see a demonstration outside of some fictional video games.

Visual disruption laser

U.S. Navy Chief Fire Controlman Kevin Barnett, assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), uses an LA9P nonlethal visual disruption laser to deter a simulated small boat attack during exercise Joint Warrior 2012 April 17, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Joint Warrior is a United Kingdom-led multi-warfare exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies and prepare participating crews to conduct combined operations while deployed. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll, U.S. Navy/Released)

U.S. Navy Chief Fire Controlman Kevin Barnett, assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), uses an LA9P nonlethal visual disruption laser to deter a simulated small boat attack during exercise Joint Warrior 2012 April 17, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Joint Warrior is a United Kingdom-led multi-warfare exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies and prepare participating crews to conduct combined operations while deployed. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll, U.S. Navy/Released)

They are called visual disruption lasers because lasers that blind people are illegal under the Geneva convention, as they maim.  Interestingly, lasers that kill are a-okay though!

Carrickfergus

The fictional Carrickfergus which our heroes use as a modern day pirate ship, authorized by letters of marque, is largely based on a real life US military experimental ship.

Arctic submarine

One scene in the book was inspired by arctic submarine operations.  You can take a peek at one of our subs breaching through the arctic ice in this youtube video:

Semi-submersible ship

Semi-submersible

The bad guys in Gray Matter Splatter make their getaway in a semi-submersible ship.  These are hardly anything new as everyone from the US Navy to drug traffickers utilize semi-submersible craft, however the fictional ship in my book is quite a bit bigger than anything you’ll likely find in real life.

SEAL torpedo

Yes, the SEALpedo is a thing, and you can read up on its development in this story from Fox News.

Crossmatch

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.12.58 AM

As our heroes race across the arctic to try to identify who the villians are, a bio-metrics gathering device manufactured by Crossmatch is particularly helpful.  You can read more about the device here.

PenCott “Snowdrift” camo

In Gray Matter Splatter, the mercenaries of Samruk International make extensive use of PenCott’s Snowdraft camo scheme, which also appears on the book cover.

snowdrift

11806751_10153586727976495_306490346_o (1)

Petzl ice axe

One mean looking ice axe.  Of course, the mercs in Gray Matter Splatter get a ice axe kill in the book.  You can check out the real thing on the Petzl website.

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.20.29 AM

Assault snow shoes

I did not even know there was a such thing until I started the research phase of Gray Matter Splatter.  Suffice to say I learned a lot while writing this book.

Screen Shot 2015-08-09 at 10.29.17 PM

Iveco Assault truck

Last but not least, the Samruk International assault truck makes an appearance in Gray Matter Splatter, although the arctic is hardly the appropriate environment for these vehicles.

assaultruck

Advertisements

6 Comments

Filed under Gear, Military Fiction

6 responses to “The weapons and gear of Gray Matter Splatter

  1. Mateo

    Really like that you have specific gear in the books and put it on this site, it’s a nice touch and helps me visualize.
    Read through chapters 1-14 in one sitting, had to stop for sleep. I just tried searching for info on the automated tanks, but can’t get the name right. I’m reading on Kindle and page navigation is at best SNAFU. Any links for those? My hard copy of the book is en route. Also, I actually frowned when Deck ditched God’s Gun. It’s the 21st century I know…but still it hurt a little. Good work so far! Now off to start ch.15…

  2. Greg

    Kimber 1911s are garbage. Thank you for ditching it in the book.
    Wilson or Springfield armory is the way to go. You could have Deckard go with a HK P7.

    Enjoyed the book a lot and can’t wait to read more of your work.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s