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Post by PiEdude on Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:57 am

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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by laxspartan007 on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:28 am

110 notical miles of range...yum
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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by Dud Doodoo on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:48 am

The railgun is old news. I'm ashamed by the fact we are coming along so slowly...

Another interesting fact that was left out in this article is that the final gun planned for the stealth destroyers is capable of lobbing a round into lower orbit. Once it comes down, it will hit the earth with enough kinetic energy to mimic a tactical nuclear explosion. If the navy lives up to its goal, these can be fired once every 5 seconds.


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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by Vigil on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:51 am

Not the vast sums of money lying around the defence budget there was a few years ago.

Weapon R&D like many other industries is going to be on the backburner for the forseeable future.

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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by laxspartan007 on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:52 am

ive known about the 2008 test sence it happened...but this one is better...yum
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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by Onyxknight on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:06 pm

The first step of galatic domination is complete
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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by Ringleader on Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:14 am

I saw this on wired science, it looked pretty neat however I'm not sure how they're gonna mount this on a ship, it looks too big for a turreted weapon.
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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by Kasrkin Seath on Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:21 am

Ringleader wrote:I saw this on wired science, it looked pretty neat however I'm not sure how they're gonna mount this on a ship, it looks too big for a turreted weapon.
It's not really that big for a turreted weapon.

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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by Ringleader on Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:23 am

It's pretty darn huge, and that's just too shoot a small, coke bottle sized projectile.
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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by Kasrkin Seath on Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:48 am

It's not that big that it cant be fitted onto a turret. Also, that coke bottle sized projectile was measured as having almost 33MJ of energy(most recent test)

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Re: Railgun Successfully Tested by Navy

Post by Vtrooper on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:12 pm

wait... MAC Rounds? in atmosphere?

Halo reference aside, took them long enougth, now all we need to do is find a way to put them on fighters
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