Friday, December 10, 2010

Reading an incredible article on Fox News this afternoon about a railgun being developed by the Navy.

"The conductive projectile zips along a set of electrically charged parallel rails and out of the barrel at speeds up to Mach 7."

"since the projectile doesn't have any explosives itself, it relies upon that kinetic energy to do damage. And at 11 a.m. today, the Navy produced a 33-megajoule firing -- more than three times the previous record set by the Navy in 2008."

"A single megajoule is roughly equivalent to a 1-ton car traveling at 100 mph. Multiple that by 33 and you get a picture of what would happen when such a weapon hits a target."

Holy Crap.. a non-explosive projectile travelling at Mach 7!!! Stay outa' the way...

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