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Navy's RAILGUN makes progress
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Author:  BladeRunner [ Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:25 am ]
Post subject:  Navy's RAILGUN makes progress


Railgun uses an electromagnetic pulse to create strong magnetic fields that propel the conductive bullet on a sliding metal sled and out of the barrel -- at 4,500 to 5,000 miles per hour and as far as 100 nautical miles away in about 5 minutes, with possible future expansion to 220 miles, according to ONR.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/ ... z1nklsc8bt

Author:  Commander Keen [ Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Navy's RAILGUN makes progress

This was on future weapons the other day too...

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fut ... FORM=VDRE#

Author:  SPYDER [ Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Navy's RAILGUN makes progress

I will bet that it uses depleted uranium rounds like the quake 3 description of the gun.

Talk about seeing into the future, mister Carmack!

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