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Demo of the Navy Railgun Prototype

Hits: 16474 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Science | Added by: Tiredofnicks
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NavySquid
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2 Posts
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 9:24:51 AM
I'm in the Navy and this impresses me!!

demone_paar
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 232 Posts
Friday, May 09, 2008 7:25:53 PM
ikeray: they said that by the end of 07 theyd use a different prototype... didnt catch how it was different but they werent saying that theyd be using them fully functional by 07, they said 2016 i think for a functional railgun

X196
Male, 18-29, Europe
 97 Posts
Monday, April 21, 2008 1:31:16 PM
imagine the noise it makes!

Asspenny
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1358 Posts
Monday, April 21, 2008 12:07:50 AM
who here is a homo sapiens?

REBELComx
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 477 Posts
Sunday, April 20, 2008 2:09:40 PM
You homosapiens and your guns...

Asspenny
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1358 Posts
Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:51:15 PM
check out this link some more information on it, pretty interesting...
http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech...

cantab
Male, 18-29, Europe
 170 Posts
Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:29:12 PM
Oh, and railway gun: Normal (often very large) artillery cannon mounted on railway tracks for motion (often curved for left-right aiming). Obsolete nowadays.

cantab
Male, 18-29, Europe
 170 Posts
Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:27:17 PM
Power is an issue, because the POWER (as opposed to the energy) is far bigger than the ships generators can handle. Hence the need for capacitors, which can provide such high powers, but take up a lot of space.

Also, difference between a railgun and a coilgun: Railgun has current flowing along one rail, across a linking bar, and back down the other rail. The magnetic forces push the bar along the rails, which pushes the projectile. They also act to push the rails apart, hence all the bolts. Coilgun has a series of electromagnets, triggered in sequence. Advantage is no moving electrical contacts like with the railgun, drawback is need to control the switching of the magnets.


Burton_Ian
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 809 Posts
Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:00:40 AM
that's outrageous

Feildin
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 39 Posts
Thursday, April 17, 2008 7:55:23 AM
To add to Legion5's comment, the Zumwalt class destroyers will have 2 36MW generator sets, not to mention if you put this on a nuclear powered ship. Needless to say the electrical power requirements will not be a major issue.

R_U_Kidding
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4278 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:51:20 PM
OOOooooh, it's called a "railgun" because it's MADE of rails. Not because it SHOOTS rails. I'm confused, my bad.

richoricho
Male, 40-49, Australia
 1043 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:30:50 PM
2 much

zecromancer
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 381 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 9:18:28 PM
I want one of those...

Legion5
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 445 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:29:03 PM
catbarf, you're a moron, this gun could run off of this generator:

http://www.litepower.com/140kw_generator...

it would fire once every 45 seconds on it, and in this configuration be HALF the size of a current MLRS system with 10 times the range and 10 times the damage. With this the fire rate would be the SAME as the current MLRS system.

Moron.

So WTF are you talking about with saying it's not fesable? The only point to that would be the fact the capacitors for this would take up a room the size of two tanks, but you didn't even mention that. For tripple the size and 10 times the damage that's just fine to mount on a ship.


RedSuit1
Male, 18-29, Western US
 133 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:26:16 PM
Oh and if I am ever put on a death sentence that is what I wanna be shot with.

RedSuit1
Male, 18-29, Western US
 133 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:24:12 PM
Achem.... Shoop da woop

SilverThread
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3363 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6:17:51 PM
It would be cool if we could use a similar mechanism to launch Unmanned Spacecraft. Granted, it's a lot of force applied in acceleration, but if it were an longer bore with an upward Arc it might be more feasible. Considering it's effective terrestrial range of 220 Miles, that puts the ISS within Range.

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 5:55:11 PM
"make these guns..."
make these guns what? I want to know! This was cool!

lolphotoshop
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 410 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 5:40:58 PM
THAT'S LIKE SPEEDRACER +3

Harkannin
Male, 18-29, Canada
 177 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 5:34:31 PM
I've never really understood why death and violence is SFW, but language and sex is NSFW. Most of us want sex, but I'm sure most people don't want to die. . .

Mantistador
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 3:59:15 PM
i was hoping it would be more along the lines of Quake, a bluish laser with a coil around it...

AFTERSHOCK
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2480 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 3:29:49 PM
I WANT ONE!!!

harrydick
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 336 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 2:11:41 PM
We're gonna have a Metal Gear Rex pretty soon.

sifl
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 122 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 2:05:19 PM
That was so badass. America's gonna pwn with that thing.
Pea_ooter, as far as I know it uses a magnetic field to push the metal projectile along, like those bullet trains. I could be wrong though.

pea_ooter
Male, 13-17, Canada
 1005 Posts
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 1:24:25 PM
wait, railguns really do emit green light? O.o
or what was that green thing at the first time they fired?

i read that thing about railguns and i figured they were normal guns, with rails to accelerate the bullet.... *confused*


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