- uploaded: Apr 16, 2011
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General Atomics Railgun
Video: Railgun Blasts an Aerodynamic Round Seven Kilometers Through A Steel Plate
This amazing video, created by Defense Tech, shows the latest test of General Atomics' high-speed railgun.
Where earlier attempts have fired ungainly missiles that tumbled end-over-end through the air like "hypersonic bricks," this one uses a sabot round, which flies straight and smoothly for a distance of seven kilometers, AFTER punching through a solid steel plate.
Added: Apr 16 2011