Navy’s prototype rail gun projectile hits mach 7 at 33 megajoules, our hearts skip a beat (video)

Navy's prototype rail gun projectile hits mach 7 at 33 megajoules, our hearts skip a beat (video)

Rail weapons play a serious half in almost each fanciful battle of the longer term, whether or not it’s big robots preventing for management of the Internal Sphere or the final remaining member of Noble Group holding off the Covenant invasion for so long as potential. They’re the stuff of geeky goals, and due to the US Navy they’re nearer to deployment than ever. Three years in the past our sea-borne drive managed an eight megajoule blast, now its researchers have greater than quadrupled that: 33 megajoules accelerating a projectile utilizing magnets. That energy means speeds of Mach 7 for the slug and a present vary of one hundred miles, although the hope is for at the least double that by the point this stuff begin discovering themselves mounted on the decks of battleships in 2025. At that time they will scale back the necessity for rooms filled with powder costs and the related risks that come together with explosive shells, however will as an alternative have to make method for what appears to be a warehouse filled with capacitors. There is a video of the factor in motion under, and you will be sorry when you miss it.

[Thanks, Jacob L.]

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Navy's prototype rail gun projectile hits mach 7 at 33 megajoules, our hearts skip a beat (video)
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