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Navy rail gun shooting multiply shots

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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 09:48 AM
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they future is here guys, the recharge between shots is a LITTLE to long but they have come along way and the auto loader is pretty neat. I wonder if they got there smart projectiles yet.




posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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They are using that idea on the new carrier. To launch planes.

Magnets are the future.

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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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Now all we need is Gauss rifles!!



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

Roughly a 10-12 second charge time.

That's not horrible. Considering the damage it can do.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: grey580

true it isnt that bad, and i wonder if they slowed it down deliberately as to not show its true capacity.

i have seen the testing that was done awhile ago and it was pretty devastating.

kinetic energy can be very devastating.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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Indeed, if the first shot is a miss
10-12 seconds reload is just enough
time for the enemy to regain hearing and balance
to say "WTF was that "?
And then the next round arrives.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

there is a LOT of muzzle discharge for a weapon with no chemical propellant



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: penroc3

Roughly a 10-12 second charge time.

That's not horrible. Considering the damage it can do.

You are right.
The 16'' guns on an Iowa Class battleship could only fire two rounds per minute, and the barrels were only good for 350 rounds before they had to be replaced. That is a really big job to replace those barrels.
We have entered a new realm of kinetic weapons.
The only thing better on the horizon are directed energy weapons, which are being tested.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Except direct energy weapons would be line-of-sight weapons. In warfare, that would be a critical limiting factor for ships so armed.

Rail guns will eventually be armed with controlled projectiles, virtual missiles, that can make small but critical adjustments to the impact area over the horizon.
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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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Very cool weapon and the sheer speed of the projectile is crazy. Imagine a hand held unit like a rifle, once the tech is miniaturized. If you used ball bearings, although not as aerodynamic, would give you the ability to hold hundreds of rounds instead of a 30 round magazines. Or something like that.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

That's, I'm assuming, why those would be used from altitude, most ideally orbit, rather than as land based artillery.

Of course, my knowledge of such things is somewhat limited, so my opinion should be taken with many grains of salt.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

I wasn't aware that rail guns could do arithmetic.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: seagull
Look up the "Rod From God". That should answer your question.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

they are further along than I thought they were.




posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Is this the range in... New Mexico?... somewhere in the desert? That was where they moved to after the Maryland shots last year. They were going for a couple shots in a minute then something ridiculous like 30 in a minute.

Once they get graphene capacitors... game over man! Game over! No replays. Game over!!

The whistling sound is all you'd hear! They took a truck out on one of their test shots. Jebus! That was pretty devastating.

Next they need a little nuclear fusion reactor like Lockheed said they could do. Oh, and graphene capacitors.




posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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maryland huh? Indian head?

Just found out they test at white sands new mexico for the long range tests of 100 nautical miles.
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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

They're paying 25 Grand a pop for those?

No wonder our military is lagging behind despite all of its funding



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

Oops! Dahlgren, Virginia. Sorry. It is White Sands NM btw.

They are going up to 10 shots per minute this year. That was reported on the other railgun thread from earlier this year.

Seeing two in 12 seconds is pretty amazing!



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

in what way is the us military lagging behind?
so like how much does it cost russia to hit a target 100 miles out fir instance?

shortest range missile russia has over 100 miles is tochka-u missile.. they must cost at least a million.. i know iskander is 200 million to 300 million for a 24 missile set up..

Navy even has a deployed laser on one of their ships now that costs a couple bucks to fire.

want to hear something funny though?? the usa's newest ship has a guided projectile round that costs a million to fire haha.. i think they need to switch it out with a rail gun if thats at all possible the zumwalt ship has the power capacity for 10 rounds a minute.


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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

yea thats what i thought, but anyway my uncle worked over there at indian head so i was just curious.. I did find some interestimg info that parts of the projectile for the railgun were made at indian head though.. both navy testing centers are on the potomac river not far from each other.



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