PRC/PLAN Laser and Rail Gun Development Thread


kurutoga

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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.
 

SinoSoldier

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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.
Can you provide a link to the original rumor? Or the original text?
 

ougoah

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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.
 

schenkus

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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.
If he meant 11000km/h, this would be about 3km/second which seems realistic for a railgun.
 

ougoah

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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.
 
Hey the guy pop said Chines EMRG has max initial speed of 11km/second. ...
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
in the example Today at 7:30 AM
a striking velocity of 514 m/s is for a muzzle velocity of 762 m/s (the link is
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so 1225 kg weighing AP Mk8 shell would loose
(0.5*1225*762^2-0.5*1225*514^2)/(0.5*1225*762^2)
about 55%, but still had the energy (of 162 MJ) several times higher then the current (32 MJ) US railgun they were considering to ax anyway Dec 7, 2017
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plus an estimate for 'cargo' Feb 3, 2018
...
an AP Mk8 shell from that example had 1.5% of Explosive D (according to Campbell's Naval Weapons of WW2),
and I didn't find its TNT equivalent, so assuming there were 18 kg "of TNT" inside, it'd mean about 75 MJ released (
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so the kinetic energy of said shell hitting as in that example, about 162 MJ, would be actually higher than of the burster

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means more than 200 MJ in total
 

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