Friday, February 1, 2008

Navy Testfires Experimental Rail Gun

Just a little example of the kind of high energy weapons the military will be fielding within the next 15 years! It's a very simple premiss - two electromagnet surround a single projectile and propel it as fast as 5360mph (in this case). All in all, it makes for a very large explosion.

1 comment:

Tapestry said...

That's so cool - no gunpowder, nothing to cause the explosion except the magnets. Wow!!