Some Railgun Porn For Your Friday

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Back in December we heard about the “Mach 7″ railgun developed by the Navy. Looks like the private sector is hard at work on these things as well, as shown by this video. In fact, the two systems appear to be very similar: the “bullet” is flanked by a pair of break-away shells that help launch the payload properly. This one also shows the whole launch module more clearly, and the slow-mo bit of the projectile is pretty awesome.

I love that this thing went for seven kilometers after busting through a steel plate. It doesn’t go as fast as the Navy’s — but it looks to me like the actual railgun mechanism itself is more compact. I have to say this is a lot cooler than that laser from the other day.

[via Gizmodo]