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    Introducing the Particle-Beam Weapon

    Some of our members might find this pretty cool. I for one think it is.

    Also see

    http://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_wendwar.html

    Interesting just how far back PBW's go.


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    That is rediculously AWESOME!


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    I think a rail gun would be much more fun. Why shoot atoms near the speed of light, when you can shoot bullets which are millions of times more massive. Now that would do some damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sploit
    I think a rail gun would be much more fun. Why shoot atoms near the speed of light, when you can shoot bullets which are millions of times more massive. Now that would do some damage.
    Rail gun, as in the giant cannon on rails, or are you referring to the magnetic guns that shoot bullets with a magnetic pulse?
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    magnetic pulse
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    Quote Originally Posted by sploit
    magnetic pulse
    Right on, yah I was reading about those last night. If they chain the coils and time it perfectly they can get some massive speed.
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    Yea, but it slows down really fast. The bullets also liquify very quickly because of the huge air friction. Imagine getting shot with a piece of liquid lead traveling near the speed of light. Do you think it would pass right through and cauterize itself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sploit
    Yea, but it slows down really fast. The bullets also liquify very quickly because of the huge air friction. Imagine getting shot with a piece of liquid lead traveling near the speed of light. Do you think it would pass right through and cauterize itself?
    Sounds like a good new topic to me
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    Why use rail guns if you get to play with the 16 inch guns on the Iowa class of battleships ? Nine guns all shooting one ton shells at once. These guns were so effective that during Desert Storm Iraqi soldiers surrendered as soon as the reconnaissance drone appeared. Must have been fun for the opperators to see them wave their white flags at the drone







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    Yah the big guns are pretty awesome. I forget what the range is on them, if I remember right it's far enough they don't have to leave international waters to hammer on a country. I would sure not want to be on the receiving end. The accuracy is way up from WWII guns.

    Overall very cool.
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    The first one is my new background. Now those would be fun to play with. How much do you think the boat yaws for all of those going off at once?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sploit
    The first one is my new background. Now those would be fun to play with. How much do you think the boat yaws for all of those going off at once?
    LOL, yah I was wondering that myself. not to mention the ship would move off course every time they fire. Must have some really cool targetting computers on board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    Must have some really cool targetting computers on board.
    The Iowa class of battleships were build during the second world war. So it seems to me that they work quite nicely without any targetting computers.
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    Among the trivia you pickup in a lifetime, I used to know how far the battleship moved sideways during a battery volley. Not sure but think it was around 6-8 feet or so.

    The WWII method of FDC (Fire Direction Control) was a manually operated sort of sliding circular calculator based on trig. The FO (Forward Observer) was the guy on the ground that called in corrections, FDC would plot those corrections and call them to the gun crew. The gun crew would make the adjustments to the guns, ammo, and charge and then send another round out till target was zeroed in on. After that a battery salvo would follow. Salvo's could be in configurations of open, closed, or in a line. ( I can not for the life of me remember what the line volley was called.)

    *edit* A day later I remember the term. Parallel sheath.
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