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Yall might be interested to know this. We've had rail guns in the DOD for at least 20 years. this is the first time the Navy has officially mentioned they were testing them. they've been testing and using them for a LONG LONG LONG time.

And we enthusiasts have been building them for ages rolleyes.gif

Not me obviously, I've been onto this subject for barely a couple of years.

And if I'm not mistaken, there was a Soviet 7kJ gun back in 1985. It shot at 2400m/s, a 700gr projectile smile.gif
   
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Another excellent product by BAE systems smile.gif

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And we enthusiasts have been building them for ages rolleyes.gif
Not me obviously, I've been onto this subject for barely a couple of years.
And if I'm not mistaken, there was a Soviet 7kJ gun back in 1985. It shot at 2400m/s, a 700gr projectile smile.gif

I won't comment on the 7kJ gun but I can tell you where we got the idea from.

Now don't everyone freak out about the godwin's law thing. But we inherited the technology from the Nazis in 1945. We've been testing and experimenting with them ever since. To anyone in the know of TS weapons projects this is really old news. Like circa 1970 old. Remember the Stealth bomber. Remember that it was under development since 1976 first flew in 1989 and wasn't public until 1997.

Lets not even get into the Blackbird project. Thats a plane that flew for almost 30 years before the Govt shared it with the public.


In 2030 or 2040 we'll find out the Navy had rail guns mounted on destroyers since 1985 (no I won't tell you the source of that)
 
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