Diamond Back .357 (DX3)

|name=Diamond Back .357
|damage=30 (39)
|reload=3 (2.1)
|rate=0.65 (0.5)
|magazine=5 (7)
|ammo=Ammunition_(DX3)|.357 Magnum Special
|size=3x2 (6)
1x Weapon_mods_(DX3)# Rounds
1x Weapon_mods_(DX3) Targeting System|Laser Sight
1x Weapon_mods_(DX3)-Fire Upgrade|Rate of Fire
3x Weapon_mods_(DX3) Speed Upgrade|Reload Speed
3x Weapon_mods_(DX3) Output
2x Weapon_mods_(DX3) Capacity Upgrade|Ammo Capacity }}The '''Diamond Back .357''' is a Weapons in Deus Ex: Human Revolution|weapon in ''Deus Ex: Human Revolution''. ==Background== The Diamond Back .357 is a .357 magnum revolver made by Mustang Arms|Mustang Arms Ad-Tech Ltd. This revolver is rather innovative, using a revolving cylinder magazine and a hybrid cartridge system to combine reloading speed with reliability and accommodate multiple ammo types. ==Characteristics== It uses telescoped ammunition, in which the projectile is completely enveloped in the case by the propellant. This revolver can also use heavyweight .357 magnum special explosive rounds. It can accept 5, 6 or 7 round cylinders. The weapon uses a side break action rather than conventional swing-out cylinder for reloading. When modified with the explosive round Weapon modifications (DX3)|modification, it becomes even more powerful, killing many enemies in a single shot. Ammunition is very rare at the start of the game, but after locating Sandoval becomes vastly more common. ==Behind the scenes== *The Diamond Back .357 uses the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardick_tround Dardick Tround concept. *A version of this weapon was ported into ''http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Diamondback Team Fortress 2'' as a promotion weapon for the Spy Class. It has the special ability to accumulate critical hits for every Engineer building sapped. *The Diamond Back is most likely a reference to Colt's revolvers named after snakes. The http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Diamondback real-life Diamondback is not chambered in .357 magnum; however, an eBook in the game references "an old classic, the .357 Python," which is also a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Python real gun that does fire the .357 magnum cartridge, (the real-life Diamondback is basically a Python chambered in .22LR and .38 Special cartridges). *The revolver is misaligned when aiming down sights, pointed slightly to the left. Aiming, and continually turning the camera to the right will shift it to it's "correct" position. *Despite concept art depicting an 8-round magazine upgrade, the maximum capacity in game is 7 rounds. This reduction was likely for balancing purposes. ==Gallery== MagnumExplo.PNG|Firing the Diamond Back .357 with explosive rounds DX3 Diamondback .357 info.jpg|Case studies of the '''Diamondback .357''' revolver 2011-08-27_00005.jpg|In game description Revolver-inventoryicons.png|Revolver inventory icons Diamond back 357.png|Diamond Back specs Revolver-upgraded.png|Revolver upgraded with a laser sight and explosive rounds Burke-revolver-icons.png|Pieter Burke's revolver, a custom skinned version available in The Missing Link {{DX3 weapons}} Category:Weapons in Deus Ex: Human Revolution Category:Weapons