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The Navy Railgun - latest Model Delivered!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dnaltrop, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Dnaltrop

    Dnaltrop Portland, Oregon Member

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    Just can't resist this stuff...

    The full PopSci article...

    Video: Flamethrowing Navy Railgun Blasts Terrifying Projectiles Through Superheated Air | Popular Science

    And for the Impatient, the youtube videos of the current Iteraton of the railgun, and the video from 2010. Look at the vast difference in appearance a few years has wrought. Another company is due to deliver their version of a Railgun in April.

    New! - BAE Electromagnetic Railgun - YouTube

    Old from 2010 - Electromagnetic Railgun World Record Shot on December 10, 2010 - YouTube

    Science! Woo!
     
  2. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    Saw the first vids on this a few years ago. Very impressive technology being able to propel projectiles using electricity is.
     
  3. Spad

    Spad Kennewick,WA, the desert side Active Member

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    Kinda big for a guy to carry around, think I'll wait for the smaller Wal-Mart version...Spad
     
  4. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    I know what I'm going elk hunting with!
     
  5. PhantomWorks

    PhantomWorks Seattle WA Active Member

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    Interesting that there is a muzzle flash... And how unstable and wobblie the 'bullet' is in flight... But at 8200+FPS it might be hard to not be a little shaky ;-)
     
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    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    i wondered about the fire/smoke as well. how does that work if the projectile is launched using magnetic fields?
     
  7. Uberdillo

    Uberdillo Oregon Active Member

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  8. Hardwood floor guy

    Hardwood floor guy Beaverton Active Member

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    just ordered one for my truck.road rage doesnt pay!