Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Chinese Navy ship seen carrying a railgun capable of firing hypersonic projectiles - ABC News

quote [ The next generation of naval warfare appears to have come early, as a Chinese naval warship has been pictured out at sea carrying what appears to be an electromagnetic railgun. ]

How about the force fields?
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Ankylosaur said @ 9:02pm GMT on 2nd Jan
We will stick with reliable steam cannons. You don't have to be Albert Einstein to really work them properly.
knumbknutz said @ 10:27pm GMT on 2nd Jan
Considering that it was designed and tested by General Atomics in San Diego, it works just great.

Putting it on a battleship - well, not the brightest idea the Chinese military have ever come up with.They are basically sitting ducks for anything launched off of a flattop out of its range.
Kama-Kiri said @ 2:51am GMT on 3rd Jan
Gun on Chinese warship is not the one pictured in the thumb. Warship pictured in article is not a battleship. Likelihood that General Atomics would/could be allowed to sell railguns to the Chinese navy: nil.

Unless your post was a sly insinuation to Chinese intelligence agencies having probably stolen the design plans from General Atomics...
conception said @ 4:33pm GMT on 3rd Jan
I don't think there are any operating battleships in the world still, right?

Or do you just mean a ship for battle?
jsabin69 said @ 9:00pm GMT on 5th Jan
pretty sure rail guns on battleships are the primary thoughts for early implementation of them due to the power requirements and nuclear engines.

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