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originally posted by: penroc3
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.
originally posted by: jhn7537
I have very little understanding on this subject. would the rail gun be more destructive than your more common military weapon? Could it become a cheaper alternative? In what capacity would a weapon like this be used?
originally posted by: seagull
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.
originally posted by: iTruthSeeker
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.
originally posted by: humanoidlord
rail guns are as old as eletricity itself,nothing to see here boys
originally posted by: buddha
Wen you fire one of them it leaves metal in the barrel.
this will build up! and need cleaning. or gun blows up!
the BIG capacitors take time to charge.
we Only see Two shots.
that may be All it can do for 5 minuets?
UM! a Metal ship? haha!
All those Big wires with a Massive magnetic pulses?
it will Rip its self apart!!! no kiding!
they would have to use non magnetic metal.
even that is effected by magnetic pulses.
They Sill have a Long way to go before you see one on a ship.