PRC/PLAN Laser and Rail Gun Development Thread

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    Does anyone know how long to load up a railgun in between rounds?
     
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    I've read somewhere (now didn't recall a source though, so don't quote this) the pumping time (of presumably 32 MJ shot) is two seconds
     
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    The rate is about 10 rounds per minute or 6 second per shot for the BAE railgun.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/navy...-rapid-fire-moving-it-closer-to-combat-2017-8
     
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    a new electromagnetic artillery gun has been tested successfully. this gun should resolve the problem of thin air in tibet affecting the conventional rocket combustion
    http://www.atimes.com/article/pla-trialing-electromagnetic-rockets-on-roof-of-world/

    PLA trialing electromagnetic rockets on ‘roof of world’
    The catapults would solve the problem of oxygen-deprived fuel in conventional weapons in high-altitude areas such as Tibet
    By ASIA TIMES STAFF AUGUST 3, 2018 5:28 PM (UTC+8)

    Chinese state media have revealed technological breakthroughs that could transform the concept of electromagnetic rockets from the realm of science fiction into reality and put them to work defending the nation’s meandering border in Tibet.

    An array of cutting-edge rockets designed to be catapulted from fixed or portable launch pads by electromagnetic force are likely to undergo trials in the high-altitude wilderness of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

    The People’s Daily reported that Han Junli, a research fellow at a Beijing-based research center under the People’s Liberation Army, had been leading the development of the novel electromagnetic rocket artillery.

    He is collaborating with Ma Weiming, a physician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering who is hailed as “the father of Chinese electromagnetic catapults.” According to rumors, these could be mounted on future Chinese aircraft carriers to launch fighters and heavier fixed-wing planes.

    The newspaper cited Han as saying that he saw the urgent need of deploying rocket artillery in a slew of incidents and confrontations that had occurred along the Tibetan border in recent years.

    Powerful rocket artillery, if deployed, could deter and fend off invading forces from hundreds of kilometers away without the need to marshal troops to traverse the rugged plateaus and mountains in Tibet for a face-to-face showdown.

    And the use of electromagnetic catapults on the vast plateau known as the “roof of the world” is the PLA’s solution to the thin air that could render the fuel, explosive-powder and propulsion systems of conventional artillery dysfunctional because of low oxygen levels.

    Theoretically, a linear motor of electromagnets could be used to accelerate and catapult payloads up to high speeds.

    It’s also said that electromagnetic rocket artillery could easily reach targets 200 kilometers away, at a lower cost with a higher hit rate than with conventional weaponry.

    Rockets are not the only Chinese weaponry harnessing the power of electromagnetism. Another example is China’s formidable railguns, which have already piqued intensive interest in the West, as the PLA is the only military other than the US Army to have reported consistent successes in railgun firing experiments.

    Railguns can fire projectiles at extremely high velocity, and are expected to be mounted on China’s next-generation 10,000-ton Type 055 cruisers in the future.

    The dailyReport

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    o_O
    Apparently, "Asia Times staff" doesn't include a proof-reader.
     
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    Yeah He meant Physicist and not Physician completely different profession
     
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    This article doesn't make much sense to me.
    Rockets already has oxidizer within the propellant mix so basically they are using the electromagnetic force as a booster but this part;

    You can't boost a conventional artillery shell with electromagnetic force since the acceleration profile between conventional artillery and rail gun and/or or any other kind of electromagneticlly propelled mechanism is completely different.
     
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    You absolutely can augment chemical propellant with electromagnetic acceleration as long as the attained velocity doesn't generate a back EMF in the projectile greater than the supplied EMF. Having different acceleration profiles has zero significance on the viability of combining chems with EM. Their accelerations will simply be linearly combined.
     
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    almost forgot about the Yangtze River Cabin ...
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    how is it doing?
     
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