Today in Hypersonic Projectiles and Magnetic Weaponry

The explosion is cool in a “Myth Busters” sort of way.

Load an aluminum projectile into the 12-meter barrel and one million amps will hypersonically propel it toward the target. The conflagration you’ll witness is due to the metal slug burning off in the charged air. (Engadget)

 

But this was designed so that they could shoot it at people. That seems uncool.

 

via Navy test-fires weaponized railgun with explosive results (video) — Engadget.

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