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User avatar #146 - charagrin (01/27/2013) [-]
If you have never been on a ship that fired it's main weapons at the same time, you have never lived. It's incredible, the ship tips as it moves sideways through the water, the entire structure vibrates, and the water directly around it jumps and shakes like a crater for just a fraction o a second. And then downrange you can see the target(in the ship I was on, the target was a scuttled ship for an artificial reef) just go up in smoke and flames. Truly an awe inspiring experience.
User avatar #153 to #146 - davidispissed ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
i worked with ddg 1002 project. my gun is bigger than yours.
User avatar #160 to #153 - charagrin (01/27/2013) [-]
The good ole Lyndon B. Johnson.
User avatar #162 to #160 - davidispissed ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
mmhmm. mounting a railgun in the next few years.
User avatar #165 to #162 - charagrin (01/27/2013) [-]
Never read about that. makes me curious though what it's going to use for a targeting system. Extreme range with a rail gun on a ship rocking in the ocean is going to create some interesting targeting systems methinks.
User avatar #173 to #165 - davidispissed ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
you should see the new deck housing for it. full composite, ready to house a gun the full length of the ship.
User avatar #168 to #165 - davidispissed ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
so far thinking laser guidance and dvanced computer algorhythms based on coriolus effect and rotation.
User avatar #175 to #168 - charagrin (01/27/2013) [-]
Wind and pressure will surely figure into it at well. For a normal round going a few thousand feet a second, wind is a problem. But for a round going mach 10(11,500 FPS) even a small pressure difference as it travels would equate to hitting a cement wall, it would not stop the round instantly, but it would steal velocity and alter direction. Not to mention ocean spray, mist, rain, etc. I am curious how they will solve that, but haven't found anything yet. We will see what the next few years gives us I guess.
User avatar #176 to #175 - davidispissed ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
im excited to see it.
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