posted on May, 16 2004 @ 08:56 PM
Well, Lasers and Rail Guns have high military applications, a rail gun is un able to fire repedeatly for one reason, the energy required to fire a
slug round can not be fit into as a single implement, you would need a tank of some sort with all slots open for the power to be stored.
A laser yes, can be magnified to different magnitudes to provide certain amounts of energy per shot, a laser is capable to fire repedeatly hand held,
it does not need to be placed on a tank platform.
Keep in mind, a simple rail gun is not complicated, all it does it direct a shot on a straigh trajectory, such as using an orbital cannon to fire
asteroids, if you have seen Justice League(the 2003 version) the episode with Savage becoming the king of Kasnia, he takes control of an orbital rail
gun and fires a warning shot to the U.S.S Hornet a carrier(Completely fictional).
The asteroid's course is maintained as it falls towards Earth, that is the capability of a large rail gun, very destructive.