Watch : US Military’s New Railgun Shoots Projectiles At Mach 7
“The U.S. Navy publicly unveiled its latest futuristic weapon at the Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington, D.C. this week — the electromagnetic railgun, which can fire projectiles at an air-splitting 5,300 miles per hour.”
That’s Mach-7 for the rest of us out here in non-weapons-engineering land. In 10-milliseconds no less!
Another word, or words, for it are non-equate-able bad-ass awesomeness.
That might sound completely like a 10-year old boy, but hey, even the chief of Naval research Rear Admiral Mathias Winter went for “ flux capacitor” (Back to the Future, anyone?) in reference to their new “ rail gun.” Again, how cool is that?
Sounds all Sci-Fi, right? Well, it is, and admittedly so by Rear Admiral Winter, himself.
Accuracy? No problem. Can you say 110-miles? Or how about this;
“The gun uses no gunpowder to generate propelling force for its shots, which hit with such destructive force, they don’t need to carry any explosive ordinance.”
In all seriousness, this is a remarkable unprecedented achievement in terms of unconventional futuristic weapons design. The gun works by using electro-magnetism between the two gun rails. While that is utter Greek to you and me, and probably makes absolutely no sense to anyone who is not an engineer or physicist, it is clearly understood by all of us, that this is a new militaristic weapon that means business and is one that can lay waste to whatever it is pointed and fired at.
Again Bad-Ass Awesomeness.