PRC/PLAN Laser and Rail Gun Development Thread

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    Two more... Not sure when these were taken.

    (1620 x 1080)
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    (1200 x 800)
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    I can't see this one:
    so sorry if it's the same as:
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    Hey the guy pop said Chines EMRG has max initial speed of 11km/second. That would be 30+ mach! If it was a typo for 1.1km/second, it would be too slow.
     
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    Can you provide a link to the original rumor? Or the original text?
     
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    Mach 30 will probably mean low barrel life. Hard to believe this rumour. Barrel length seems too short to allow for that kind of acceleration.
     
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    If he meant 11000km/h, this would be about 3km/second which seems realistic for a railgun.
     
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    Best to ignore that rumour altogether. 11Km/sec seems unrealistic. That's what was apparently said so why guess what he meant.
     
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    11 km/s would mean that the gun can fire shells into low Earth orbit. Sounds unrealistic IMHO.
     
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    I just had a quick glance of the screenshot. Will post here if i can find it. Too good to be true honestly.
     
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    had they shot a 3.2 kg (= seven pounds) projectile (as BAE did), they would've had roughly a (don't nitpick) 200 MJ (two-hundred megajoule) gadget;

    had its pumping time been 1s, they would've needed 200 MW to shoot it meaning a dedicated electric power plant attached LOL

    by the way 200 MJ is not THAT much; from my older posts:
    Feb 1, 2018
    plus an estimate for 'cargo' Feb 3, 2018
    means more than 200 MJ in total
     
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