Navy’s Record-Setting Railgun

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On Friday December 10th, 2010 BAE Systems tested an experimental Electromagnetic Railgun launcher developed for the Office of Naval Research and showed of the firing potential to some top Navy brass at Dahlgren Weapons Station in Virginia. The highly-publicized shot measured 33-megajoules (MJ) of muzzle energy, almost tripling the previous world record of 10.64 MJ set in January of 2008.

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  1. 20831403
    20831403 Mar 13, 2014

    Where did the fire come from?

  2. joseph.newcomb
    joseph.newcomb Apr 15, 2014

    Indeed what was fire ball? Also why is the projectile so brick like vs aerodynamic?

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