Would a rail gun work underwater?
Railgun would work under water if you water proof every part. The tube should be airtight otherwise electricity would pass through water. You would require even large amounts of capacitors as it is under water; there would be more opposing force because water is 800times denser than air.
How fast do railgun rounds go?
Railguns are being researched as weapons with projectiles that do not contain explosives or propellants, but are given extremely high velocities: 2,500 m/s (8,200 ft/s) (approximately Mach 7 at sea level) or more.
Does a railgun recoil?
Newton’s 3rd Law still applies to railguns. You feel recoil when you fire a projectile using a rifle. Changing the mechanism of how I hurl the projectile doesn’t change the physics. Recoil is still imparted on a railgun and that is what the paper linked by Chris Bast describes.
What is railgun made of?
The rails are made out of conductive metals (such as copper) which are fed with whopping amounts of energy from a generator — one side positive, the other negative — to propel the armature at great speed and distance via magnetic force.
How far can railguns shoot?
Railguns use magnetic fields created by high electrical currents to accelerate a projectile to Mach 6, or 5,400 miles an hour. The velocity is sufficient to give the EMRG an effective range of 110 nautical miles, or 126 miles on land.
Can a railgun launch a satellite?
No, a rail gun projects a small, low-mass object at extremely high velocity through a linear muzzle to provide kinematic explosive damage. A electro-magnetic catapult, a similar technology, could be used to launch objects into orbit.
What is the railgun used for?
For other uses, see Railgun. The Railgun is a ranged weapon added by Immersive Engineering. It shoots various items as ammunition. The Railgun does not need to be loaded; it will automatically grab ammunition from items in the inventory, displayed as being in the “slot” in the UI (bottom right corner, usually).
What is the range of the Apocalypse arms railgun?
It can fire charged shot and has an effective range of 200 meters. Equally devastating to larger threats and hostile vehicles, this shoulder mounted railgun from Apocalypse Arms uses electromagnets to deliver its payload accurately over great distances, making it the Scourge of land, air and space. Last updated with info from patch 3.11.1.
Does the railgun need to be loaded?
The Railgun does not need to be loaded; it will automatically grab ammunition from items in the inventory, displayed as being in the “slot” in the UI (bottom right corner, usually). This works much like a bow, in terms of ammunition.
How does the railgun work in Fallout 76?
The Railgun is a ranged weapon added by Immersive Engineering. It shoots various items as ammunition. The Railgun does not need to be loaded; it will automatically grab ammunition from items in the inventory. A Charging Station is required to keep the Railgun functional.