Just one more reason America is great!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blue Ridge, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Another article on the rail gun.http://defensetech.org/page/2/

    Notice the muzzle energy.A megajoule is equal to a 1 ton car traveling at 100 mph.


  2. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    That's insane. That's the force of 32 one ton cars going 100 MPH!
  3. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    That's not muzzle energy, that's how much it takes to power one of those bad boys (all the electromagnets). Kinda like the flux capacitor needing 1.21 jiggawatts.

    R0CKETMAN NRA member Supporting Addict

    Dec 24, 2011
    I remember this...crazy
  5. Ditto_95

    Ditto_95 Why oh why? Supporting Addict

    Nov 5, 2011
    I remember when the Navy was testing the phalanx system on a carrier. It looked like R2D2 with a woodie.
    Over 4000 rpm of depleted uranium projectiles.

    So now they have the rail gun. I find it incredible that we can be the most advanced weapon builder in the world and still struggle with the most mundane problems at home.

    I wonder if they build a rail gun in .30 caliber for mounting on my truck?:hail:

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