They are double regulated, lightweight, have large easy
to read guages, and can screw on and off so that they
are easy to clean. They come 114ci, 88ci, and 68ci.
These have not been in production since 2002
The Air America Armageddon Air System is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Air America Raptor 3000psi. First used a 114ci tank remote, then when it was time to hydro test the tank, switched it to 68ci tank. Simple design, tough ss construction. Had to use an aftermarket cradle when I switched to on-gun.
SFL with AA Messiah @ 300psi input. AA Armageddon 68ci 4500psi, no drop forward, set at 800psi.
Palmer Cocker same, except AA Vigilante @ 340psi input.
Lapco barrels (AS or BS depending on paint size). 12V Revies.
Lighter than the old, all stainless steel Apocalypse system, esp. with the new carbon bottles. Yet it's still really sturdy and well made, even with the aluminum body (internals are still ss). Leak free design.
Far easier to access for cleaning and lubing than that old system too (no tools needed to get into the main body, only one nut to disassemble with an allen key to get into the arm section).
Easy to adjust output pressure with an allen key, yet the nut is recessed so a tournament cap is unnecessary.
Comes with its own mounting rail (Apocalypse dovetail). Gauges are big and easy to read (more on the bottle gauge below).
First-rate flow and recovery characteristics. I'm a firm believer in double regulation for best performance (I always use this system in conjunction with an AA Messiah or Vigilante). But the Armageddon is a very fine single regulation system (the Armageddon is not double regulated).
Current version now has an on/off valve.
Bottle can be removed or installed even under full pressure.
Air America the company - will completely support its customers. For example, I stripped the thread on the regulator output. Totally my fault, wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. I admitted this to Air America when I asked to buy a replacement part. They didn't even ask for the part I damaged back - they simply sent out a replacement part, plus a whole box of spare o-rings and grenade pins, free of charge and NO QUESTIONS ASKED. I can't emphasize enough that Air America is a company that really supports the player.
More expensive than most, but remember, you get what you pay for. The system is not made of brass. Instead, all the critical parts are constructed of stainless steel. This is top quality manufacturing so it will cost.
Like every fiber wrap bottle, the butt end (shoulder stock area) can be slippery. Use a neoprene cover with a textured rubber pad, like a Redz, to avoid the bottle slipping on your shoulder.
I don't like to use a drop forward, as I use the bottle as a shoulder stock. I like the reg to be centred directly beneath the grip frame. In order to do this and to be able to unthread the bottle, I had to switch to a smaller gauge on the bottle (larger, OEM gauge would be blocked by the grip frame). Not a big deal (switching gauges was easy and inexpensive), but something to note. If you use a drop forward (CPP and Benchmark are recommended) then this is not a problem.
The best high end system today. Current version is even better, with its on/off valve and lighter carbon bottle.
If you can repair a Mag, you can repair this system. It's that simple. Great performance. Light weight. Air America stands behind its products.
I have a Vapor bushmaster 2001, vigilante reg(sucks), J&J 2 piece adjustable barrel, and of course my armageddon reg. (with another barrel and 3 bolts i got it for 600$!) I also just purchased a auto mag classic with all its upgrades (i cant name everything because im new to Mags')
Its really durable! i had my cousin use my gun and he kind fell and CHUCKED my gun to the side and kinda made it LAND ON THE TANK! other than a ugly scratch on my tuff skin tank it held up and was still shooting. It is VERY light weight and consistant, i have experienced 0%% drop off. I also have a spiffy screw pin that adjusts my tank so i dont have to use an allen to adjust it.
its expensive..... thats alli can say but i got a good deal with my Vapor Bushmaster and other good accessories for $600 bucks! hahahahhaa.... ok anyways that is all i can think of that wuld be bad on it
If your a long time Paintballer and need something reliable and light not to mention DURABLE... this would be a fantastic investment
Air America makes some damn good products. The Armegeddon air system is probably one of the best out there. Not only does it look great - I love the reptilian like sleeve the best - but it works so consistently. I have never experienced any drops in velocity or pressure, or any type of shootdown and failure. I also love the fact that I can either fill the tank while its on the gun or you can fill it after you have unscrewed the tank from the sleeve. I find that the Armegeddon is also pretty light in weight, my arm is never tired from playing in all day events. Oh... also like the fact that the sleeve mounts dovetail - it slides right off of your drop forward for easy removal and cleaning. My favorite aspect of this air system is that it can be turned off and on using a hex key - I went ahead and replaced this screw with a Cobra thumb screw for Armegeddons (these can be bought from Cobra Paintball or you can make your own). Once you set the pressure it stays consistent all day long. One more thing that I have to mention is that I believe Air America ships their products in a nice box with a serial number and instructions; never before, had I ordered an air system that came with a manual and a warranty. Don't forget that any part on this system can be replaced and they are not hard to find on the web.
The only negative thing that I can thing of is they cost mucho dinero; so, save your money and buy a real air system.
This tank is worth every damned penny that you spend on it. Most of my fellow paintballing friends use this system and stand 100%% behind them. BUY ONE SOON!!!
I should have bought this right from the start. It's everything anyone could ask for in a H.P.A. system, the reg(sleeve) adjust and stay's there I'm running at 500 with my Impulse and it loves it ! You can fill off your scuba without removing the tak from the reg.
The only thing that you could point a finger at might be the fact you need a allen wrench to turn the reg on and off, but it's really not that bad! Like I said you set it once and it stay's there all day, and you can refill all hooked together, shut it down at the end of the day, no biggie!
If your stratching your head on what system to get, THIS BE IT! In fact I liked my 88ci so much I've picked up a 68ci and looking to get another reg (sleeve) for my backup marker, they're really that good!
Its mad-crazy cool looking, milled and anodizable. Its got more flow than my RT knows what to do with. Rock-steady consistant, stays the same velocity all day. Dovetail sliderail makes for easy adjustment and installation. The tank comes off the reg, for easy transport and storage, just turn the tank off and unscrew. All around high quality and performance.
Really expensive, and you still need a drop foward after u get the tank. U need an allen wrench to turn the tank off, and there's no pressure release without instaling a slide check. On the other hand, u dont need to take it off the gun or depressurize it except at the end of the day, and this setup means youll never accidentally turn it off like u could do with a hyperflow.
This is a top quality tank for the total PB nut. The high price will likley scare most people away, but if it doesnt frighten u, then grab one of these bad boys off the shelf to feed your gun right. This tank is THE STUFF. Im giving it a 10 despite the things under the BAD section because they count for NOTHING against this tank IMHO.
I have a armageddon and though I'd just give a little feedback
High Flow - One of the most constant reg/tank combos you'll find, no shootdown and constant velocity, so so nice
Weight - Pretty light system
Adjustments - Can do anything from 200psi to 1000psi
Cool Mounting System - Uses the cool mounting rail sytem which is a little easier to take the tank on and off
On/off - The on/off sucks, instead of a switch or a button or something, you got to turn the air down and then totally unscrew the tank
Weird Fill Nipple - The tank is slightly curved upwards which is a real pain in the ass if you have to fill on scubas or if your tank is on your gun
That's about it lol
Seriously I think the greatest tank on the market, I have a 110/4500 on my dark lcd and a 88/4500 on my dark cocker and I wouldn't switch to anything else, for guns with a high rate of fire nothing is better