Six 2" steel plates penetrated by a slug from a railgun during USN testing [1200x671]


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?
  • No.
  • 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?
  • GunNumbers
  • 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.
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