February 02, 2008

Well, they may never take the place of powder, but damn, railguns sure do look good when they're fired. Like Glenn, I got nothing on what seems to be some sort of plasma trail behind the round. Maybe at those speeds it just burns the air?

Via Instapundit.

Update: AvWeek watched it live.

Posted by scott at February 02, 2008 03:32 PM

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I don't think that's the air; I think that's the aftermath of the projectile hitting a target (steel plate) and punching through. If you look at some of the "in flight" shots you don't see anything behind the projectile.

Posted by: DensityDuck on February 2, 2008 06:43 PM
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