Navy tests new electromagnetic rail gun that fires at 7 times the speed of sound

Apr 9, 2014 Full story: WHNZ-AM Tampa

"An electromagnetic rail gun is a gun that uses just electricity -- no gun powder -- and, oh, by the way, can shoot a projectile like this, well over 100 miles at Mach 7," said Rear Adm.

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Parden Pard

Catasauqua, PA

#1 Apr 9, 2014
WELL,, IT'S ABOUT TIME. I've been workin on this baby for a long time. I'm glad they beat me to it,,,,,,,,(but they've got big bucks ),,,,,

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Nehwon

#2 Apr 9, 2014
Wow.

Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder is still pissed I buzzed his tower at Mach 2 in my SR-71 Blackbird. He spilled coffee all over himself.

So he built a gun to shoot at me if I did that again.

I wonder if he knows I'm now flying the X-43A scramjet.

Perhaps I should buzz his tower just shy of Mach 10 to let him know.
Talibangelical Fatwa

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Apr 9, 2014
Oh great, the Japanese can use this technology on their whaling ships.

Harpoons are so 19th century.

“Fishin" in the Moonlight”

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Since: Jul 11

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#4 Apr 9, 2014
I sure could use one for all the neighbors cats hanging in my pole barn.,,,, bzzzzzzztt,,,yreooow!!!
Wonder how many batteries it requires?

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#5 Apr 10, 2014
SLY WEST wrote:
I sure could use one for all the neighbors cats hanging in my pole barn.,,,, bzzzzzzztt,,,yreooow!!!
Wonder how many batteries it requires?
Just one. But its a doozy.....

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