posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 06:58 PM
Fantastic weapons like this require fantastic effort to maintain.
A broken weapon system is about as effective as a big rock.
Instead of developing a rail gun. Invest in making that M1A1 tank get better gas mileage. From 1 mile for 1.5 gallons to say 2 miles for 1 gallon. Or
ammunition for M16, M4 and M240 caseless. Less weight for that GI to carry.
You can drop an inert small bomb from outer space on a building; but, it still takes a GI with a rifle and bayonet to occupy that real estate.