Rail guns in the Navy

Yeah! In 2011, the U.S. Navy is slated to come out with integrated power system (IPS)/electric drive warships. These ships will be known as the DD(X). Anyway, these ships will supposedly boast rail guns. Anyone who’s ever played Quake should know what these are. In Quake, when person is shot with a rail gun, their body literally explodes. It’s sort of a difficult weapon to use in Quake, cuz your shot has to be right on. The rail guns the navy is talking about will have the ability to shoot 250+ miles.

Railguns are typically microwave, laser, or electromagnetic-kinetic weapons. It all sounds really neat:


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