US Navy is Turning a Page on Naval Guns with Development of Rail Gun

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  1. asianobserve

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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Nice post; I believe there is at least one other on USN railgun to merge it with,
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    This picture has something amazing in there -
    Can you see the lens-effect of the expanded air around the projectile? I think it is the expanded column of air due to the huge heat generated by the hypermach velocity of the projectile that creates a different refractive index - and the lens effect!
     
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    OK So what is a rail gun... HOw is it different from others... what are the advantages for the users...????
     
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    Extended range @ a very very cheap price. gives a range of 7000km ton 9000km
     
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    rail gun still far far away from actually use on combat ships, just like the laser airborane weapon
     

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