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The Armoury Review :: Storm Gun: Cyclone Force 3

.: Limited statistics measured at iSoaker.com



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Manufacturer: Trendmasters Inc.

Class:  Air - Pressurized Reservoir

  Item Number:
  Copyright Date / Release Date: 1999 / 2000
  Patents:
  Availability: No Longer Made

 

Basic Statistics ::

  Weight: 690.00 g (24.38 oz.)
  Reservoir Volume: 700.00 mL (23.33 fl.oz.)
  Pressure Chamber Volume: N/A
  Pump Volume: Air

iSoaker.com Ratings .:

Power: 5

Range: N/A

Encumbrance: 40

Ergonomics: 60

Capacity: 30

Overall: 40


Blaster Dimensions :: 46.0 cm (18.11 ") x 10.0 cm (3.94 ") x 24.0 cm (9.45 ")

Length x Width x Height
 

Version Colours .:

Body

Reservoir

Pressure Chamber

Detailing

Notes

1 ::

Purple
Green
N/A
Green
None

Nozzle Information: 1 .:

 

 
Range (level)

 
Range (45°)

 
Output

iSoaker Output Rating

iSoaker Power Rating

Shot Time

Main ::

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A


Notes:

  • Most statistics are from models tested by iSoaker.com; individual performance may vary; some models exhibit greater variability than others (i.e. output, range, colours, etc.)
  • Please reference iSoaker.com if you use any information from any part of this website.

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iS_storm3_02tbThe Storm Cyclone Force 3 is a decent light assault rifle. Its capacity and power are limited due to its size and design. This blaster uses the single pressurized reservoir system in order to fire water from its nozzle. As such, the cap must be attached securely. It requires many pumps to keep the reservoir properly pressurized. The pumps on Storm Guns™ are dual-action, meaning that air is pushed into the reservoir when pulling and pushing the pump. This is different than Super Soakers™ in that the pump resists being moved in both directions (a property that I am not use to). The pump length, however, is rather short. The nozzle on this weapon is about the same size as the Classic Series. Output volume from the nozzle is decent and could rival that of a Super Soaker XP 70.

iS_storm3_11tbStorm Guns™ also feature a "Photon Beam". By feeding the blaster with electricity from two AA batteries, a light is activated when the blaster fires. Unfortunately, the light is quite weak for daylight battles and would serve only to give away one's position at night. The light, itself, does not illuminate the entire stream, nor does it function properly all the time. In the end, the "Photon Beam" is a cute novelty, but not really worth the price in batteries.

The Cyclone Force 3 is really only useful for back-up or small engagements. For the year 2000, its pricing is rather steep and, for the same amount, one could easily purchase a Super Soaker CPS 1200 which has much more power and payload. Storm™ weaponry seem more like a light shower.

Pros

Small, has a dual action pump and a light source for night battles (batteries required). Power and payload are decent for a blaster of this size.

Cons

Stream size quite small and can be outclassed by virtually any SC or CPS. Pump is short and awkward to use. Fill cap tether can get in the way of removing the cap. "Photon Beam" not very useful. Based on single pressurized reservoir system. Relatively expensive.


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