First up, the Nerf Air Tech 2000!
This blaster was launched back in 2003 and its quite a rare find nowadays. While it might be viewed by some as having a rather "old-school" design, it seems to be a blaster that still remains popular amongst many nerf collectors and enthusiasts.
The Nerf Air Tech 2000 operates as a compact air tank based blaster. An average of 4-5 pumps is recommended to fill up its air tank before each shot.
The Air Tech model range feature the "Liquitron Power Gauge", containing unknown goo that fills up as air is pumped into the air tank. Yeah, i know... its a very cheesy gimmick. :p
The blaster has 4 barrels grouped in a cluster (aka "turret") and this turret has to be manually turned in order to position a foam dart for firing. Once fired, the blaster has to be pumped up again, turret manually turned, then fired and so on.
This firing procedure results in a rather slow rate-of-fire (RoF), but its main redeeming quality is its excellent firing range. I have test fired it with 4-5 pumps before each shot, and it consistently achieved an average firing range of around 40-45 ft with Tagger foam darts.
More pumps before each shot can yield further firing distances. At 8-9 pumps, i measured foam darts reaching the 55-60 ft range!
In addition, it is compatible with most of the common types of Nerf foam darts too!
Nerf Air Tech 2000 - Box (Front)
Nerf Air Tech 2000 - Box (Back)
Nerf Air Tech 2000 - Profile
Nerf Air Tech 2000 - Liquitron Power Gauge (Empty)
Nerf Air Tech 2000 - Liquitron Power Gauge (Full)
Nerf Air Tech 2000 - Scale Comparison with Nerf Maverick
Nerf Air Tech 2000 Test Fire Video:
If you are looking for a compact blaster with alot of "punch" and don't mind a slower RoF, the Air Tech 2000 could be the blaster for you! :)