Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Navy’s New Railgun Shoots at Mach 7, Can Hit Targets 100 Miles Away

Navy’s New Railgun Shoots at Mach 7, Can Hit Targets 100 Miles Away
December 13th, 2010 3:58 PM | by Jennifer Welsh in Physics & Math, Technology

"Last week the Navy took its best shot – and it was a doozy. The shot, fired on December 10th, broke the world record for the most powerful shot, as the 23-pound aluminum projectile rocketed out of the Navy's electromagnetic railgun at a reported speed of Mach 7, or seven times the speed of sound."

Awesome doesn't begin to describe this feat. When this technology becomes field operational it will have a serious impact on the battlefield.

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