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TheTman
03-01-2012, 01:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMkBlIQTCv4
Looks pretty effective.

melissa5
03-01-2012, 08:10 AM
The video was removed by the user. :(

TheTman
03-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Here is the same video, although there is an ad that's almost as long as the video
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/navy-electromagnetic-railgun-video_n_1311251.html?ref=technology&ir=Technology
It's the Navy's Railgun.

Thunder71
03-01-2012, 12:48 PM
"shoots projectiles 7 times the speed of sound"

Holy hell.

Speed of Sound: 1,126 ft/s
x7

7,882 ft/s

That's about a mile and a half a second...

90 miles a minute...

or

5400 miles per hour.

ptoemmes
03-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Doesn't look promising for pocket carry...

tv_racin_fan
03-01-2012, 05:38 PM
They aint so hot when they weld the projectile into the barrel upon hitting the switch.. or so I have been told.

TheTman
03-01-2012, 07:16 PM
Well, like any new technology it's going to have bugs to work out, but to launch something that fast with electro-magnetics is pretty fascinating. I wonder how many al-queda members that would go through before it stopped? a few thousand I'd guess. Wonder what the range on that sucker is?
Popular Science ran an article years ago about using the same technology to launch spacecraft, by running a tube up a mountain. They'd have to tame the g-force down a lot if they wanted to launch humans. I guess that's why they'd use a mountain, to have plenty of room to accelerate a g-force humans could withstand.

muggsy
03-07-2012, 08:02 AM
"shoots projectiles 7 times the speed of sound"

Holy hell.

Speed of Sound: 1,126 ft/s
x7

7,882 ft/s

That's about a mile and a half a second...

90 miles a minute...

or

5400 miles per hour.

Thunder, I am no longer going to referrer to you as a gun nerd. From this day forward you, sir, are a mathlete! Well done. :)

WMD
03-07-2012, 08:45 AM
Holy Shikes!

I wonder how the projectile stays together at that speed? that is a serious weapon. It's :Dgoing to take a bunch of cows to make a hoster for that big gun!

WMD
03-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Sorry for my crappy spelling. I guess I got too excited about that gun! I hit the submit button too quick. I meant to say:

It's going to take a bunch of cows to make a holster for that big gun! :D

I think Jocko is rubbing off on me! :rolleyes:

Popeye
03-07-2012, 10:06 AM
From what I've been reading and hearing that technology is a very real possibility for launching aircraft on the not so distant aircraft carriers.

There are quite a few rollercoaster rides using that technology already.

Think back to the original cell phones and how big they were, and think something like that could not exist in some of our lifetimes in a hand gun. I think that could be a real possibility, along with lasers. Don't think I'll live long enough to see it in my lifetime, but some of the younger ones I think will and things we haven't dreamed of yet. :D

TheTman
03-08-2012, 12:57 PM
If they do ever make laser or rail handguns, I imagine the'll be for military use only. With the social engineering going on in the classroom, by then the NRA most likely will not exist.