Navy Railgun Full Energy Firing Tests

Take a gander at what the futuristic Navy’s electromagnetic railgun will probably look like. This month the Navy starts full energy tests of the railgun prototype that will most likely be the main weapon used on Navy ships of the future.

The gun will fire a 40 pound projectile 100 to 200 nautical miles at a speed of up to 5,000 miles per hour. Which will be a vast improvement compared to the Navy’s most advanced gun in service today which has a range of 13 nautical miles.

~ by D. Dieterle on February 28, 2012.

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