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US navy goes for railguns

20/01/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The US navy have successfully fired a massive rail-gun which they plan to mount on future warships. The prototype is an 8-megajoule electromagnetic weapon, but the one to be used on actual ships will be 64 megajoules monsters.

More on this magnetic tale of nautical carnage over at http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/012007/01172007/251373

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