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Hurling Bricks At Mach 5

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 5:18am

General Atomics has been testing a new railgun that can hurl "hypersonic bricks" at Mach 5 (roughly 3,800mph). Their new projectile, outfitted with a sabot, can travel 4.34 miles downrange — with the gun pointed completely parallel with the ground — even after punching through a steel plate.

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