The Fallout series of games has a variety of ridiculous weapons, not least the Super Sledge — a rocket propelled sledgehammer that looks about as dangerous for the wielder as it does for the opponent. [JAIRUS OF ALL] decided he had to recreate this build in real life, risks be damned.
Unwilling to go the single-use, solid rocket route for his build, [JAIRUS] instead elected to go with an electric ducted fan, supplemented with a propane supply for added flames. It’s not really a rocket of any form, and it’s unlikely the burning propane adds any real thrust, but it does shoot huge flames out the back and it is terrifying. The EDF idle speed can be set by a potentiometer on a servo tester hooked up to a speed controller, while there’s a valve for adjusting propane flow. A switch can then be used to boost the EDF speed higher and increase the propane flow, increasing the violence of the flow out the back of the hammer.
Notably, [JAIRUS] doesn’t actually demonstrate swinging the hammer at anything in particular. We’re kind of glad, as we suspect it might end with a sizable explosion, or burns at the very least. Nonetheless, it would easily be the most terrifying prop weapon at most any Halloween party you took it to. It’s in a similar vein to the fire vortex cannon [JAIRUS] also designed. Video after the break.
7 thoughts on “Building Fallout’s Super Sledge”
I’ve seen it in person several years ago. It was very cool, but…underwhelming. It did not actually add any to the swing of the hammer. It definitely had intimidation factor though.
Makes me wonder, COULD you add jet, rocket or pyrotechnical propulsion that would increase the swing speed of a sledge hammer? ‘Stuff Made Here’ had the .22 powered bat but that didn’t add to the swing, ‘Smarter Every Day’ had the rocket propelled golf club but that looked a little hard on the wrist.
“It’s not really a rocket of any form, and it’s unlikely the burning propane adds any real thrust, but it does shoot huge flames out the back and it is terrifying.”
— The Fine Article
How about the Rocket Hammer in Alita: Battle Angel?
yep, this predate fallout’s by dozens of years
Yeah, my reference point for a rocket-propelled hammer was Graf Eisen from the Nanoha franchise, but that had the advantage of being explicitly magical.
Someone needs to come up with a real-life VATS.
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