Railgun Gracefully Blasts an Aerodynamic Round Seven Kilometers Through A Steel Plate

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    Apr 20, 2011 6:05 AM GMT
    Peace through superior firepower?

    http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-04/video-railgun-blasts-aerodynamic-round-seven-kilometers-through-steel-plate

    This amazing video, created by Defense Tech, shows the latest test of General Atomics' high-speed railgun. Where earlier attempts have fired ungainly missiles that tumbled end-over-end through the air like "hypersonic bricks," this one uses a sabot round, which flies straight and smoothly for a distance of seven kilometers, AFTER punching through a solid steel plate.


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    Apr 20, 2011 11:21 AM GMT
    so uh.........where are we on that whole AIDS thing? icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 20, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidPeace through superior firepower?


    Heheh i am sure you are right,its like atomic bombs and nuclear ones.This is more peaceful

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    Apr 20, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    Your headline makes it sound like the steel plates is 7 kilometers thick. I am disappointed indeed.
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    Apr 21, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    If there was such a thing as "peace through superior firepower" we would've had peace already.

    So, no.
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    Apr 21, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    Those are the wave of the future. Amazingly accurate weapon, an array of those on a warship could really do some damage. And it's magnetic, so there is no recoil. The ship can fire and fire as fast as the gun can charge.
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    Apr 21, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    There's a railgun in a trashy novel by Kevin Anerson and Doug Beason entitles Ill Wind. It's a pretty good read for a beach novel. It's full of techy stuff and a plague that challenges humanity. A good read.
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    Apr 21, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    sdgman saidThose are the wave of the future. Amazingly accurate weapon, an array of those on a warship could really do some damage.


    Finally we can address the real problems in this world!
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    Apr 21, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    sdgman saidThose are the wave of the future. Amazingly accurate weapon, an array of those on a warship could really do some damage.


    Finally we can address the real problems in this world!


    Next stop, Republican national convention.

    that was mean. Who said that. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 21, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    sdgman saidThose are the wave of the future. Amazingly accurate weapon, an array of those on a warship could really do some damage.


    Finally we can address the real problems in this world!
    They're gonna be used against the govt?
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    Apr 21, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    Tazo995 saidIf there was such a thing as "peace through superior firepower" we would've had peace already.

    So, no.


    Exactly.....
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    Apr 21, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    The rail gun is my favorite weapon for killing monsters in Doom. Almost as effective as the BFG gun (Big Fuckin' Gun)