Fire away: Navy launches high speed gun.
The electromagnetic rail gun launcher is intended for naval surface fire support for various Marine missions up to 300 miles inland. It will launch guided projectiles at speeds up to Mach 7.0, says General Atomics.
The Navy views rail guns as a next step towards the elimination of propellants and explosives.
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|Author:||Williams, Robert H.|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2006|
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