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Just as a note, the clips where the projectile was spinning are because a traditional chemical (rifled) gun was used.

 

Those HVP projectiles in 127mm and 155mm guns will be a boon to the navy.

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2 hours ago, Ramlaen said:

Just as a note, the clips where the projectile was spinning are because a traditional chemical (rifled) gun was used.

 

Those HVP projectiles in 127mm and 155mm guns will be a boon to the navy.

 

Yep, they were sabot separation tests with conventional guns. You can see the same projectiles being used with actual railguns in the tests below:

 

 

 

 

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Hello all,

 

Gripen here. Long-time reader, first-time poster here. I'm drinking Founder's Breakfast Stout and come bearing documents about railguns (is there a preferred method of posting/uploading documents?):

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bZeNQNqLwoOxyGORELf7H80qI0ENFJ5M

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fdHpxVGdvaFdpR28

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QUAUdaP_QGBmA9DTby6pWYINon8XZFn_

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fWHJRdHZIdGlRWDQ

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fQjVyYkpWaG1CRkk

 

And for the inductively minded:

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fZDM3SHM3SWE5N2M

 

Did I do it right? 

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4 hours ago, Gripen287 said:

Hello all,

 

Gripen here. Long-time reader, first-time poster here. I'm drinking Founder's Breakfast Stout and come bearing documents about railguns (is there a preferred method of posting/uploading documents?):

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bZeNQNqLwoOxyGORELf7H80qI0ENFJ5M

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fdHpxVGdvaFdpR28

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QUAUdaP_QGBmA9DTby6pWYINon8XZFn_

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fWHJRdHZIdGlRWDQ

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fQjVyYkpWaG1CRkk

 

And for the inductively minded:

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fZDM3SHM3SWE5N2M

 

Did I do it right? 

Epic firstpoast. Well done! Welcome to SH!

 

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On 11/18/2017 at 9:22 AM, Gripen287 said:

Hello all,

 

Gripen here. Long-time reader, first-time poster here. I'm drinking Founder's Breakfast Stout and come bearing documents about railguns (is there a preferred method of posting/uploading documents?):

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bZeNQNqLwoOxyGORELf7H80qI0ENFJ5M

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fdHpxVGdvaFdpR28

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QUAUdaP_QGBmA9DTby6pWYINon8XZFn_

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fWHJRdHZIdGlRWDQ

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fQjVyYkpWaG1CRkk

 

And for the inductively minded:

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21XX6zvOt4fZDM3SHM3SWE5N2M

 

Did I do it right? 

+1 for the founders reference.

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I suppose I don't really understand the electromagnetism involved in this, I understand that there is one positively charged and one negatively charged rail on either side of the barrel, and that there is an electrical current running through them and the projectile housing, but how does this propel the missile?

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12 hours ago, Mogensthegreat said:

I suppose I don't really understand the electromagnetism involved in this, I understand that there is one positively charged and one negatively charged rail on either side of the barrel, and that there is an electrical current running through them and the projectile housing, but how does this propel the missile?

https://www.wired.com/2014/08/the-physics-of-the-railgun/

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3 hours ago, juretrn said:

Question.

What's you opinion on using railguns as AAA? Viable?

It's something that I'm curious about as well.  Velocity loss is pretty high from what I understand. I think we might have to wait for the tech to miniaturize and ROF to  increase significantly before that's a better choice for AAA than standard options, and I think at that point lasers as triple A may be more viable, as that tech is rapidly advancing as well.

 

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