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    Super weapon

    "The energy level has jumped from 0.5 megajoules to 1.5 megajoules.A single megajoule is roughly equivalent to a one-ton car travelling at 100mph.

    The impact of the projectile hitting a target would be 33 times that force.The railgun developed by the Navy launches and accelerates hundreds of conductive projectiles along pairs of metal rails using the effects of a strong magnetic field.

    It can accelerate a seven pound projectile to a speed of 5,600 miles.
    Navy officials said that the range of a railgun is up to 20 times greater than that of conventional weapon systems.
    A projectile could reach a target 290 miles away in less than six minutes and impact it with incredible force."

    Read more: US Navy fires its electromagnetic railgun for 1,000th time | Mail Online



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    Re: Super weapon

    Can we use that to propel our Woody the football runner through the line?

    Sounds like Israel could use a rail gun also.


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    Re: Super weapon

    Our high school science club made a rail gun back in the mid 90's. Electromagnets placed along a glass tube would launch a finish nail down the tube and into a piece of plywood. Rapidly alternating the polarity of the electromagnets is what propels the metal. The hard part was finding the right frequency to alternate the current to the magnets.



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    Re: Super weapon

    This weapon needs to be aimed directly at Beaver Stadium in Happy Valley.



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    Re: Super weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Can we use that to propel our Woody the football runner through the line?
    If you think he has problems hanging on to the ball now, wait until he is experiencing these kinds of G-forces. Kind of hard to hang on to the ball when you are dead.


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    Re: Super weapon

    The human race is doomed.



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    Re: Super weapon

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    The human race is doomed.
    yep



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