Friday March 24, 2017

Rail Gun Goodness From Every Angle

The Naval Surface Warfare Center just released a video showcasing their fully operational railgun system. BAE's Electromagnetic Railgun can send a canister of hate towards a target at a blistering 4,600 MPH. If said target is another ship... Let's just say that living things in pressurized compartments don't react well to instant decompression.

"Between enormous energy requirements, and non-explosive shells that offer limited in-air guidance, electromagnetic weapons are proving a bit unpractical compared to some of the conventional alternatives. At least for now."

The railgun has a long way to go. Here's to eventually seeing all of our Battle-Tech and Macross dreams come true.