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Navy Tests Mach 8 Electromagnetic Railgun

December 11th, 2010 12:11 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

hargrand writes “Wired magazine has a story and publicly released video of the Navy test firing of a 32 megajoule electromagnetic railgun: ‘Reporters were invited to watch the test at the Dalghren Naval Surface Warfare Center. A tangle of two-inch thick coaxial cables hooked up to stacks of refrigerator-sized capacitors took five minutes to power juice into a gun the size of a schoolbus built in a warehouse. With a 1.5-million-ampere spark of light and a boom audible in a room 50 feet away, the bullet left the gun at a speed of Mach 8.’”

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