gun that fires gliders or other spaceships sideways from an extending arm. The arm consists of a salvo of spaceships which are continually pushing a still life or small constellation, releasing a glider in the process. This releases a wave of spaceships rather than a stream, as each spaceship is on a different path. The first slide gun was constructed by Dietrich Leithner in July 1994, and was based on a diagonal block-pushing reaction.
Tethered rakeperiod-dependent than slide guns.
- Slide gun at the Life Lexicon