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Laser Guns or Rail Gun

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posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 10:22 AM
Lets say you acclerate a metal slug from 0 km/s too 7 km/s in the space of one metre. Do you know what kind of G-Force is at work there? What metal can withstand those kind of forces?

A. theres no way in hell u can do it in 1 metre they can only make it go 2 4km/s in 6 metres
yes and i know what g forces are at work and they are not as great as u think
metal can withstand a hell of a lot

posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 04:41 AM
They can make it go too about 2/3 km/s in about 2 metres.

I have seen alot of data concerning military railgun research and testing. No more than that though

posted on Jun, 16 2004 @ 04:46 PM
well thats the record 4km/s in 6 meteres but they were only using 220 volts so what where those guys using?

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 04:47 AM
60,000 V i think. Not sure how many mega amps generated

They had to be using more than 220 volt. You can't run a railgun of anything less than a kilovolt+

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 10:53 AM
they used a big ass capacitor so it boosted the output
also u can run it on less than a kilo volt
just depends on what your firing and what rails u use

[edit on 17-6-2004 by devilwasp]

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 01:21 PM
Yeh you can, but the trouble with lower voltages is it is much less efficiant (i think sam barros used 450V caps for his!, you want the power to be dumped from the capacitor bank through the rails and slug as fast as possible.

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 04:11 PM
you cant really make it go faster unless u change the conductancy or power
but a low power one would still be effective against armour

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 04:16 PM
Before they start making big versions of these weapons they need to find a mobile high power source

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 04:19 PM
easy a nuke
or just use a couple of hydrongen power cells

posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 06:55 PM
You can't use a nuclear reactor, not enought power output.

posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 07:27 PM
well then u could just use good gas turbines

posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 10:50 AM
edit: nevermind, duplicate link

Rail gun, you mean something like a Guass Gun ??

how about a prototype guass pistol ?

[edit on 20-6-2004 by jvandiveer]

posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 01:26 PM
a gauss rifle works similar but is diffrent all together
the rail gun and gauss rifles use magnetic feilds
but the rail gun uses electricity to make the feild

posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 02:32 PM
the gauss gun uses electricity too make the field, the railgun does too!

Railguns uses lorentz force.

I built a 3KJ gauss gun too. I know way more about them than railguns though.

posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 11:28 AM
Why couldn't you use a nuclear reacator to power a rail gun, If they have enough power a Sub or aircraft carrier, why not a rail gun? -Muzz

posted on Jun, 21 2004 @ 01:55 PM
There a thing called pulsed power. Its what railguns use muzz.

posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 11:04 AM
So a nuclear reactor would not be able to generate pulse power? I would think that with a well designed array of capacitors, you could charge them with nuclear energy, then create the pulse, much like a camera flash. -Muzz

[edit on 6-22-2004 by muzz]

posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 02:54 PM
Or you could use car batteries too charge the capacitor banks. Where the electricty is stored is key, NOT where the capacitor bank is charged from, the capacitor bank is the key here.

[edit on 22-6-2004 by themaninblack]

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 10:38 AM
I'm curious as to why this thread has been moved to chit-chat when it clearly regards the advancement of current weaponry???????

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 03:13 PM
I would just like to thank Zion Mainframe for bring this thread back to weaponary. I means a lot to me. -Muzz

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