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Rail-guns: the future of warfare gets magnetic (science video).

February 27, 2021 | By | Reply More

You might previously have only encountered railguns in science fiction novels such as Stephen Hunt’s Hellfleet, or the Expanse TV series where starships are regularly shooting the heck out of each other with magnetically accelerated tungsten rods.

But, the US military was never one to allow such tropes to rest on their bed as pure fiction.

In this 14-minute long science video, Simon investigates the history, present, and shortly arriving future of the rail cannon. It ain’t science fiction anymore, kids.

Hellfleet: taste my rail cannon

Hellfleet: taste my rail cannon

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Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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