hmm, we wonder if when they had been loading it the time that is first said. "man i sure hope this thing stops at some point." Lol They fired it into the relative part of a hill nonetheless it went through the ...
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- hmm, I wonder if when they were loading it the first time someone said. "man i sure hope this thing stops at some point." lol
- They fired it into the side of a hill but it went through the hill
- Wait seriously?
- Damn, that would've been facking cool.
- Also probably would've killed people near the test.
- In a suburb over 2000 miles away the slug just plough through several houses killing everyone inside, RIP Pasadena 2015
- Nobody missed Pasadena. That place is a shithole.
- Aye, currently shitting off the curb onto Main Street as if normal.
- The General Atomics Blitzer system began full system testing in September 2010. The weapon launches a streamlined discarding sabot round designed by Boeing's Phantom Works at 1,600 m/s (5,200 ft/s) (approximately Mach 5) with accelerations exceeding 60,000 gn. During one of the tests, the projectile was able to travel an additional 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) downrange after penetrating a 1?8 inch (3.2 mm) thick steel plate. Not exactly going through a hill but demonstrates how powerful it is.
- with accelerations exceeding 60,000 gn. gn?
- I copy pasted that part so i assumed the gn was some symbol for g-force.
- Maybe he means GN (giganewtons) and is mistakingly equating force with acceleration.
- It's a straight copy paste from the wiki here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railgun#Weaponry make of it what you wish.
- Oh. g_n. The n is a subscript that didn't carry over from just copying.
- He means the wiki could be mistaken. Read more comments