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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Railguns Part 2

In the wake of Yesterday's US Navy Railgun story, check out some jawdropping footage of the prototype prior.
Back in Dec. 2010 the US Navy's railgun got a boom of coverage.  I briefly mentioned it on the blog.

This video crescendos, getting more and more impressive the further you watch. 
0:00 -- A look at the projectiles
0:20 -- Views of the racks of capacitors that dump the energy used to propel
0:40 -- Looking at the railgun itself
1:35 to end: Juxtaposition to real life action movie.  OPEN FIRE!!!!

Credit: US Navy
Originally found via Gizmodo's "This Navy Electric Railgun Annihilates Targets 100 Miles Away In Six Minutes" Dec 10, 2010 
-----Which directed to Fox's "Navy Sets World Record With Incredible, Sci-Fi Weapon"  Dec 10, 2010
----YouTube credit: User "PigMine2" deserving credit only for the favor of uploading.

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