That star wars tech getting closer. New railgun to be tested in near future


#1

http://news.msn.com/science-technology/us-navy-to-test-futuristic-super-fast-gun-at-sea-in-2016-1?ocid=ansnews11&stay=1

well now. THIS would be a big change on the deck. A weapon that throws objects the size of cars at hypersonic speed…Times however many guns + however many ships. Also, there is the price reduction for ammo since it won’t really need the complex (and costly) abilities of special warheads. Getting hit by something the size of a small car moving THAT fast would probably kill anything from a one-story, single family sized house and lower. no vehicle we have today would be going anywhere after a blow from that. If these things can be made accurate enough to stop a missile inbound, then Terroists are gonna have to start skipping flights. It won’t do no good to go all that way just to end up with a one-ton slug in the face as a last meal. Horay for firepower.

-Starhammer-


#2

theoretically, we could use this technology to launch spacecraft into orbit


#3

So now I can finally rail IRL?


#4

also:

Now we gotta get to work on that interstellar travel, and we can go invade OTHER planets!!!

-Starhammer-


#5

I’m not going to pretend I know a lot about missiles, but don’t they have a guidance system? At 23 pounds, how can the projectile home in on things?


#6

Depending on how good the rail tech is, the projectile will hit the target near instantaneously despite range differences, it wont need to track just pointed in the right direction

edit: just noticed the BAE sticker on the RG, they hire half the mechanical engineering grads out of Glasgow, that thing is gonna blow up on somebodies face xD


#7

We should work on our own first.
Also, railguns are old news. We’ve just gotten better at making them well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uV1SbEuzFU


#8

Or just equip a Metal Gear with the shoulder mounted railgun.

With how much money the military gets compared to NASA, or like, anything, its probably going to happen for them. Maybe that Metal Gear also goes into space…


#9

Lol MG, heres me predicting a 80GJ Railgun in some remote area in Alaska getting loaded with stealth nuclear warheads, hopefully pointed to the heart of evil… ISRAEL!


#10

Now if only we could fix that pesky not being able to respawn IRL problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9OvuCIxbY0


#11

And repopulate Florida when shit hits the fan?

Nothx.


#12

I bet this will cost…a Fortune!

Spoiler

http://medium.cosplay.com/54298/846846.jpg


#13

I doubt it. I bet she’s only 30 bucks for a quickie. 50 tops.

-Starhammer-


#14

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#15

in another video update, dude admits they were literally tossing bricks with it.
most expensive brick ever.


#16

Lets put these on drones


#17

Going in terms of “brick”, it’s entirely worth it, I’d say.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1q_rRicAwI
That “fire” is not an explosive propellant - that’s PLASMA being formed from the air being SUNDERED in its wake.
And here:

http://www.amazingbulletin.com/wp-content/uploads/railgun-300x229.jpg

See the lensing in front of the slug? That isn’t a camera effect; that’s the air *warping *in front of it.
These will kinda seriously outclass modern heavy firearms once they’re common as weapons lol


#18

Going in terms of “brick”, it’s entirely worth it, I’d say.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1q_rRicAwI
That “fire” is not an explosive propellant - that’s PLASMA being formed from the air being SUNDERED in its wake.
And here:

http://www.amazingbulletin.com/wp-content/uploads/railgun-300x229.jpg

See the lensing in front of the slug? That isn’t a camera effect; that’s the air *warping *in front of it.
These will kinda seriously outclass modern heavy firearms once they’re common as weapons lol
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Nice. :tup: Can’t wait until SF7 comes out…

Guile: SONIC BOOM!!!
New challenger: Smirks Step ya game up old-timer. WARP STRIKE!! Hits Guile with a hypersonic brick.
Guile: …:wtf:

I’m just imagining that if these things (the guns) are made small enough to put several of them in a row, they could REALLY bring down a rain of fire on a target like the gunners of old, minus the long reloading times and less than reliable weaponry. Like MechWarrior said, these things fire so fast that they warp the air and cause PLASMA in their wake. Mutha fucking guns going all Havok of Marvel Comics fame on a target. I can only wonder how long before actual physical objects are no longer needed and they can simply turn the very air (or nitrogen, hydrogen, or OTHER stuff in the air) into the ammunition that the weapon uses? One day, some poor alien is gonna be saying,“Oh I know they did not just shoot that green shit at me!!” I don’t know why, but I cannot help but want to see it in action. Sooner or later, we gotta get an actual Starship up and running out there in orbit so that we can get down interstellar style… Okay. Maybe I’m showing my crazy side TOO much now…

-Starhammer-


#19

ive been railing for years…railing girls! hey ohhhhhh


#20

I was under the impression that we had already employed the use of coil cannon technology for sending certain small things to space stations