Thursday, February 05, 2015
The US Navy has a new toy
This is the coolest thing ever. The US Navy EM Railgun. It can deliver a dense metal projectile, about 2 feet long and weighing about 28lbs, accurately to a target 100 miles away, at Mach 6. I'm not a math whiz but I know that as you double the velocity of an object, you increase the force it delivers by 4 times.
Rail guns are popular weapons in sci-fi literature because they operate equally well in space as in an atmosphere....if not better.
It's about time we deployed one for real. Hopefully ISIS will be the target we use it on first.