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Originally Posted by Ashuiegi View Post

well it s very very unefficient , so much power lost in trying to spread the rail apart and heat , you can easily reach about mach 3-4 with pressure and vacuum , which is way more efficient .
the bank of blue thing behind are capacitor/battery , it s about 10x more capacitor/battery then they use in the LHC kicker magnet which has a current of 72 kA , yes 72000 amps in a non-supra magnet, but it's long to load even with access to mainland 380000V line so imagine on a ship lol
Well, then, you better stop those idiots in the Navy from being inefficient! (Unefficient is not a word)
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Scale this down to the size of a rifle and imagine the possibilities biggrin.gif
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post #103 of 170
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Scale this down to the size of a rifle and imagine the possibilities biggrin.gif
You already can. Anyone can build a railgun or coil/gauss gun.

The limitation at a small scale is power.
The limitation at a large scale is power and materials.
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The Chinese probably already have the schematics; itd be nice if we didnt broadcast every piece of military hardware that we create but I guess you gotta brag if you got it.
Doesn't really matter....

The bigger question is: Do the Chinese have the industrial capacity and material science to build such a high precision weapon. (No!)

The Chinese currently are having issues with modern fighters due to aerospace grade parts. They do not have enough experience and they supply lines are corrupted with counterfeit parts.

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I am also thinking of it more like a artillery piece and not a naval gun. Wet navies will never shoot at each other. If these see use, they will be firing at land targets and an earth berm absorbs impact amazingly well...but doesn't take too many shells exploding inside of it to reduce it to an ant hill in short order. If they are relying solely on solid slugs flying at mach 4 the weapon is going to end not being all that effective.
If you're trying to hit what is behind an earth berm or underground.... just punch right through it.

I don't know if it would punch though it. I've seen M1A1 sabot round get stopped by couple meters of earth...and those have a muzzle velocity of about 5000ft/second...I am not sure how much they had slowed down by the time they reached the dirt, but I am assuming the rail gun round would slow down as well.
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These electric guns might be inefficient, but I believe the benefits outweigh that. A nuclear ship has essentially unlimited electricity, therefore unlimited firepower.

Oh and aside from rail guns, there are induction launchers, which are more efficient but have their own downside. I should know, I built a 24 kilojoule launcher in my garage thumb.gif
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These electric guns might be inefficient, but I believe the benefits outweigh that. A nuclear ship has essentially unlimited electricity, therefore unlimited firepower.

Barrel wear, cooling, and number of rounds are also limits!
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These electric guns might be inefficient, but I believe the benefits outweigh that. A nuclear ship has essentially unlimited electricity, therefore unlimited firepower.

Oh and aside from rail guns, there are induction launchers, which are more efficient but have their own downside. I should know, I built a 24 kilojoule launcher in my garage thumb.gif

With 24Kj you should do some coin shrinking biggrin.gif
    
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With 24Kj you should do some coin shrinking biggrin.gif



I would but electrolytic caps aren't well suited to that purpose - slower discharge. Works very well for coilguns and induction launchers, however wink.gif

Now if I had caps like the Navy has...neighbors better watch out for flying debris LOL
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Gee, now thats looks compact.. And in 2016 who are they using this on? Nice photoshop BTW..
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That... or Metal Gear
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