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Rail Gun Porn

While we’re talking about futuristic weapons, how about some rail gun porn? Hat tip to powerlabs.org.

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This is a 15 Kilojoule shot at target. You can see the plasma arc coming out of the gun. On their site, they say a lot of the energy got wasted because of the metal vaporization. Sad.YouTube Preview Image
8.3KJ shot with aluminium/teflon projectile. Apparently sending the projectile supersonic.
Take a trip over to powerlabs to get the details. You could build one of these yourself if you wanted to.

One Response to “Rail Gun Porn”

  1. Sebastian says:

    Looking at the second video, I’m really skeptical of the supersonic claim. A reasonably weighted slug should have enough energy to shatter that target. I’m pretty sure that even my Glock 19 would cause more damage to that target, and that’s firing a projectile that’s just barely supersonic, and probably a bit lighter than what this fires.

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