posted on Jun, 4 2012 @ 03:19 PM
reply to post by lobotomizemecapin
A rail gun would be a line-of-sight weapon. Not good in today's world of all sorts of missiles capable of being raining down on it from multiple
sources tens if not hundreds of miles away.
Bombard a coast with one, never! A sophisticated counter weapon would would track the incoming (rather instantaneous) firing and return with a homing
missile. Who would expect that an attacking warship in modern times is going to get within line-of-sight of its land target? Nobody! Actually, that
is why we or anybody has that type of "weapon" these days. They left with the demise of cannon balls.
It would be one thing to make it stealthy to surface radar, but what about from all angles above, aerial radar and satellite sensors?
I don't buy this sales pitch. I think they threw this together after it was recently announced that China was creating a fleet of speedy, catamaran
Gone are the days of mighty warships at sea. The warships of tomorrow will be in low orbits.Their armaments willl be rail guns, kinetic missiles and