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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Naval. Not personal.

    "The U.S. Navy is planning sea trials for a weapon that can fire a low-cost, 23-pound projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy, a “Star Wars” technology that will make enemies think twice, the Navy’s research chief said."

    I don't know what you get for muzzle velocity, but 3000 ft/sec is pretty normal for a rifle.

    This is more than double that at about 7815 ft/sec.
    (depending upon conditions)

    video in news story.

    rail gun railgun
  2. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    Wow that's almost 3 million foot pounds of energy.