Friday, January 22, 2010

Rail Gun

by Tito The Flying Asian

The military is currently working on a new weapon that uses electricity instead of gunpowder. This gun is called the rail gun and uses a very strong magnetic field to propel a projectile up to Mach 10 or approximatley 6,000 miles per hour. If we were to use this weapon on warships they would have an effective range of 220 miles; 10 time the range of normal artillery cannons. The Navy is in charge of rail gun production and is currently combating the problems faced with rail guns. They require huge amounts of electricity: up to 6,000,000 amps for a relativley large gun. Once we perfect this weapon it will change the face of long range warfare.

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