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Elektromagnetischer Schienenbeschleuniger Pegasus

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posted on Mar, 13 2005 @ 06:13 AM

caliber: 30 mm
lengh: 3,2 m
first shot: 22.2.1994
projectile mass: 100 g
max. reached speed: ~ 2500 meters/second (9000 km/h; 5593 mph)
current: 1,8 mega Ampere
energy: 2,15 mega Joule

the german armed forces let this weapon develop, as higher speeds are needed to pierce reactive armour

does anybody have other pictures of electromagnetical rail accelerators?

(this one didnt go into service because of the energy problems, if you use it mobile on land, by now it would just be possible to put this weapon onto ships, big planes or fortresses, and not on land vehicles)

[edit on 13-3-2005 by Wodan]

posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 01:58 PM
Projectile mass 100g? Seems a bit low for a 30 mm bore. Anyway, I dont have more links to that, but energy propulsion is the future, in military AND civilian senses.

posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 02:40 AM
As soon as they get a mobile energy source for that gun we'll have to look into better armour for our tanks. Necessity is the mother of invention I suppose

posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 06:49 AM
Next armor will be that Nano-tube stuff.

Nice picture there! NASA has a nice gun, not really a railgun, but it's VERY powerful IIRC, it's made to simulate meteor strikes but I can't remember it's name.

Got it, Light Gas Gun

This will not likely be a great weapon system but still quite interesting.

SCRAM guns are quite possible. IMO

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