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Navy rail gun shooting multiply shots

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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

Lagging behind in what way?




posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 01:38 PM
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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.


Cool, but wondering why they didn't build it like the metalstorm project with multiple projectiles in same tube to have multiple hits back to back on target because all projectiles are charged and fired at the same time. I'd think having 2 or more hits on target with a projectile such as what the rail gun fires would be pretty beneficial...more so than seeing the first hit didn't complete the job so having to wait for load up to the second shot.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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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?



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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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?


well its terminal velocity at 100 miles is higher than muzzle velocity of regular navy guns..

it doesnt even need to blow up to blow things up..

so range accuracy cost...

all of it is a giant game changer. it can even be used to hit incoming missiles..

the video i posted earlier gives you a good rundown.

their ultimate goal is over 200 miles range.


hahaha looks like they premptively stole my idea of having them installed on zummalt class.. it only makes sense to do so.

the Army will be looking at tank mounted rail guns and of course mobile deployed rail guns..

really just need better power sources and rail guns/lasers will be all over the military
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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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Amazing gun. Thats going to need some serious EMP protection i would have thought.

Once the enemy has one of these as well, how do you protect yourself from it? Lasers?



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Honestly Metalstorm is a cool toy, and a great way to fire a lot of projectiles at once, but except for the anti missile role, which has had to move to counter missiles instead of bullets, it's not overly useful.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Moohide

All military equipment is EMP hardened. That's part of the testing.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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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.



Granted, we are trying to outthink the news releases if not military planners!

I shied away from mentioning them as idea space weapons as I have done before, but as mere kinetic warheads, if somewhat guided, raining down on ships they would be devastating. And then, there will always be room for a triangle "gun Ship" (taking the place of the C-130 gun ship) to whisk itself anywhere around the globe within minutes without waiting or moving into position an orbital platform.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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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.


Seems like people are already working on this.
Hand held tech is only going to improve.




posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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rail guns are as old as eletricity itself,nothing to see here boys



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac






posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 06:46 PM
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originally posted by: humanoidlord
rail guns are as old as eletricity itself,nothing to see here boys


muskets were a thing so guns are old news??


when was electricity like 1800? the first rail gun was 1919 and was a pee shooter compared to a mach 5.8-mach 7 rail gun that shoots 100 miles and doesnt overpressure the barrel.. You knew about that issue right?? railguns are famous for only shooting once before breaking. Now this new guy is looking at 1,000 fires before barrel replacement and soon to be 10 rounds per minute.

must be fun to be you lol



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posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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And to think how many of our own homeless we could house with the money spent on this crap.



posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: starviego

They don't have a lobby big enough to get the politicians attention. It takes money to get money.



posted on Aug, 1 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: Aliensun

The rail gun has a range of about 100 miles.

And yes it's line of site. Though I wonder if the range on certain directed energy weapons could be increased through the use of atmospheric lensing.



posted on Aug, 1 2017 @ 11:22 AM
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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.



posted on Aug, 1 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: buddha

what utter twaddle

just for entertainment :

citation required

it will be amusing to see what you come up with



posted on Aug, 1 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: buddha

I don't suppose you have anything that even vaguely resembles citation of this?

Rather smart individuals seem to think it'll not only work, but will be a game changer.



posted on Aug, 1 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

Not even remotely the same thing.



posted on Aug, 1 2017 @ 03:04 PM
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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.


OK your wrong metal is not left in the barrel problem is metal is removed from the barrel. To reduce wear they use a graphene lining. Think of pencil lead used to reduce friction. The problem is the amount of energy they use that is the limiting factor.

The US Navy currently has decommissioned all nuclear powered cruisers. So power on war ships is limited making it difficult to meet the power requirements. The Zumwalt class may be able to handle the power requirements. As it produces 78 megawatts meaning it may here the capacity to handle one. But multiple is going to require a new nuclear powered cruiser.




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