Railgun Ramrods Artillery Record

The Navy Ordinance Department has developed a working railgun which can propel a 20 pound projectile at seven times the speed of sound.

This is a world record for speed and power.

Details here:



Navy’s sci-fi railgun breaks record for most powerful gun on the planet

BY Philip Caulfield

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 12:18 PM

Navy scientists set a world record Friday during a test of an electromagnetic railgun, a tractor-trailer sized weapon that sends a 20-pound projectile rocketing through the air at seven times the speed of sound.

The futuristic gun was tested twice at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., and the first shot generated 33 megajoules of force out of the barrel, a world record for muzzle energy, the scientists said.


One response to “Railgun Ramrods Artillery Record

  1. Pingback: The Liberty Sphere: Second Amendment News Roundup for 12/13/2010

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s