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Two Topics[edit]

I think that the military bit should be on this page, and the cable bit be added to a new page: Coaxial_Cable. Does anyone else agree? Lewispb 23:08, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Agreed, the page should be split. The geometric definition should be under one article, with the cable part under it, and a new page be added: Coaxial_Machine_Gun.That's just my opinion.
Agree, they should be split - but I propose
  • Coaxial (weapon) - Since not all coaxial weapons are machine guns. The BMP-3 has a coaxial 30 mm cannon, as well as a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun.
  • Coaxial (cable)
  • Coaxial - with the mathematic meaning. Since this is the term from which the others are derived.
  • Coaxial (disambiguation) - with the disambig links.
Megapixie 08:14, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea to me, however the details on each subject are a bit slim for three full entries. If they're split some additional information could be put in (like Megapixie's information about the BMP-3's coaxial guns).

Agreed, this article sundered into 3 parts, and then each expanded.

Also agreed with "Weapon", "mathematical definition" and "cable"

I agree with all points. Someone should split page Garrettcobb 01:08, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

How do you pronouce Coaxial?[edit]

Koaksial, Koakshial, or what?--Greasysteve13 15:16, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

The usually pronunciation in the United States (I have personally run a lot amount of cable and heard this from dozens of people - but I don't know if it constitutes 'original research' or 'anecdotal evidence') is "coh-AXE-ee-uhl, or CO-axle" (capitalization represents stressed syllable).
Is it worth mentioning in this discussion that a 7.62mm weapon is not specifically a "machine gun?" Such a low caliber would classify it as either an assault weapon or sub-machine gun depending on adherence to different criteria - I realize I'm picking nits, but we're shooting for encyclopedia not common usage.--Legomancer (talk) 04:18, 3 September 2008 (UTC)