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electromagnetic gunthat uses a large electrical currentpassing through, and propelling a bridge down a track of two conductive rails.
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Admiral Carr, who calls the railgun a "disruptive technology," said that not only would a railgun-equipped ship have to carry few if any large explosive warheads, but it could use its enemies own warheads against them.
For a generation raised on shoot-'em-up video games, the word "railgun" invokes sci-fi images of an impossibly destructive weapon annihilating monsters and aliens.
The series ended abruptly in October after an installment that began to delve into whether other local Indian tribes may have been involved in dealings with Wackenhut and mentioned "an experimental electromagnetic weapon called a" railgun "as being one of the projects.
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A railgun, OTOH, can accelerate bullets right up to lightspeed -- or, at least, any difficulties in doing so are a mere * engineering* problem, see above re: physicist opinions on non-physics fields.
I fired, shifted target, fired another burst, and moved to the next target as 20-millimetre rounds from my railgun tore Them apart.
The left one also had a plasma cannon and the right a 20-millimetre railgun.
Rounds from Balor's 30-millimetre railgun flew over my head as he provided longer bursts.
Shunt fires a homing projectile at the car immediately in front; Barge sends out a wave of energy that hits all the cars around you; Shock drops three domes of disruptive power right in front of the leading driver; and Bolt fires three projectiles along your line of sight, like a car-mounted railgun.
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