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Firing The BAE Electromagnetic Railgun

The Navy test fires its futuristic prototype of an electromagnetic launcher...like a boss.

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Firing The BAE Electromagnetic Railgun . The Navy test fires its futuristic prototype of an electromagnetic launcher...like a boss.
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PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1337 Posts
Monday, March 5, 2012 4:13:59 PM
Yes! so much money, time and brains to create destructing machines. We're screwed.

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4235 Posts
Monday, March 5, 2012 9:34:37 AM
Cool.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9954 Posts
Saturday, March 3, 2012 6:42:54 PM
"Until we figure out superconducting this will never be practical."

These are on ships now. They can fire over 125 miles and costs about 1/1000th the cost of a missile.

simpletools
Male, 40-49, Canada
 50 Posts
Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:22:05 PM
re: xelous - The projectile is fluttering back and forth because it has just punched through a concrete wall.

AWalrus
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 64 Posts
Saturday, March 3, 2012 11:03:46 AM
@thelonius If I understand it correctly, that's not gas, but is actually plasma formed by the air being superheated as the projectile flies through it.

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