posted on Mar, 26 2005 @ 02:13 AM
An fin-assisted irradiated superdense uranium projectile with a hybrid rocket motor (Slush oxygen and compressed pentaborane residue for fuel.) mated
to a cartridge of pentaborane-oxide residue. Carbon dioxide is pressurized to 18,000 psi in a compressor aft of the projectile with the cartridge for
a valve. The barrel fore of the projectile is in vacuum, sealed with a rubber plug joined to the weapon by directed-yield explosive charges. The
projectile is suspended and rotated within the barrel by electromagnetism at 50,000+ rpm for velocity and stability. Upon launch, a kilowatt-class
static electricity field is generated within the weapon, essentially a single-phase asynchronus electrogravatic linear induction motor. In
Projectile levitated and spooled to 50,000+ rpm.
Cartridge detonates, igniting motor, explosively depressurizing carbon dioxide compressor.
Electrogravatic motor accelerates projectile.
Several picoseconds before projectile clears muzzle, directed-yield explosive charges vaporize plug.
Gyroscopes and counterweights could dampen recoil.
Mach 30 muzzle velocity?
[edit on 26-3-2005 by juniorthemindquail]