Thursday, 12 January 2012

Railguns - Not just Quake 2 weapon of devastation anymore

First cooked up In 1918 by French inventor Louis Octave Fauchon-Villeplee then revived in WWII : "The Sequel" by the badguys. Although never build by them it sure did make the goodguys /drool and go to work to see if the theory was feasible  then finally by the 70's as part of the “star wars” Strategic Defence Initiative; railguns use magnetic fields to propel a conductive projectile like a metal rod, to incredible speeds.


They have been used in gaming for at least a decade and continue to see constant use taking on many forms in games like:
making ppl ragequit since 1997
Crysis , Red Faction, Quake and Metal gear Solid.

Lets not forget sexually wielded by none other than gods avatar Arnold Schwarzenegger in Eraser. /fistpump
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Well dream no more... The Americans successfully fired off their first one and have plans to have the tech Incorporated into the Navy by 2020. Charles Garnett the project director said that "the rail gun will be able to take out a building by the time it is put into service". It was 8 MJ (megajoules or Michael Jackson's) rail gun firing 3.2 kg projectiles in October 2006 as a prototype of a 64 MJ weapon to be deployed aboard Navy warships. Since then BAE have delivered a 32 MJ prototype to Team America World Police and currently hold the world record for a 33MJ shot.

 

34 comments:

  1. When I took AP Physics C last year my teacher described a student from a few years before me "who couldn't pass one of [his] tests but had a great engineering mind."

    Apparently the student brought in all of the necessary supplies (including fuel) and built a prototype rail gun. Obviously not military grade but it fired a projectile based on the concept of a rail gun.

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    1. thats awesome which i could do stuff like that

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  2. Operators are going to want to mind their pacemakers, fillings and belt buckles around this thing when it's armed.

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  3. RED FACTION was the sh*t. So intense

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  4. Would be pretty cool to own one of those.

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  5. Cool, waiting to 2020 to see no buildings!

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  6. I'm assuming this will be a mounted weapon. The kick on this thing would kill a person. Imagine the recoil. I wonder how they've damped that down?

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  7. One way to demolish a building and prob be more fun then just setting charges too.

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  8. nice blog! +follow, keep it up :D

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  9. railgun rampage yeeehaaa :D

    let the buildings hit the floor :)

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  10. Good god, I have that feeling, we're all gonna die lol

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  11. That's awesome, I've always wanted to have rail guns on the black market it will be fun to see where this goes.

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  12. Obrigado sempre pela presença no meu blog,
    beijos

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  13. More and more devastating weapons being devised all the time. I'm a follwin' ya!

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  14. I've always loved railguns ever since I had a unit in C&C that was able to use one.

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  15. hmm, very good info about weapon :D I like military topic ;] following !

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  16. Mmmm, nice read there mate ! +follow

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  17. Interesting post, now following!!

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  18. The railgun made Red Faction multiplayer. Blow a tunnel into a wall, hide out and snipe people using the infrared scope!

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  19. So, it's going to be on the ships, right?

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