Monday, January 30, 2012

U.S. Navy takes aim at future conflicts with high-tech rail guns



This contraption sounds like it will make a solid contribution to mankind’s never-ending quest for a more better way to wage war.  It is a sad reality; the best defense often is indeed the possession of a scary-ass offense.  Go Navy!

“Imagine a Naval gun so powerful it can shoot a 5-inch projectile up to 220 miles, yet requires no explosives to fire.”  CLICK HERE to read the full story.

There is no truth to the rumor that Larry Seecamp is working on a pocketsize version of this weapon.


1 comment:

Arthur B. Burnett said...

Greetings from Texas,
What's the difference between one of these and a mass accelerator? I had a chance to play with a table top mass accelerator at a Science Fiction Convention some years ago. The thing was three feet long and cracked a half inch piece of plywood.