Source: Navy Times
quote: Also, I was expecting the typical "get a life" response much sooner, but thanks for that classy response.
quote: I don't understand why the DT writers/editors continually down-rate criticisms of their writing, as this is what most likely happened to the two previous posts.
quote: What black and shiny and as big as your hand?
quote: So, a 16" shell has a 60x advantage in mass, meaning this railgun shot would have about 2x the velocity...
quote: Wiki says "They fire projectiles weighing from 1,900 to 2,700 pounds (850 to 1,200 kg) at a maximum speed of 2,960 ft/s (820 m/s)..."
quote: That's for testing purposes. The real ship-based railguns will have muzzle velocities of 5,000mph+.