13 December, 2010

When science fiction becomes reality!

Military science fiction being one of my favorite niches, I am always fascinated by DARPA and all of their ingenious new ideas for weapons. The little guy below, a prototype rail-gun, brings us one step closer to the technology that permeates military sci-fi.

It is clear that the author of the rail-gun article clearly had a good time writing it. Enjoy:
Not only would a 64 MJ railgun permit a warship to pound targets far away below the horizon with unstoppable Mach 5 hypersonic hammerblows, lesser hypersonic cannon might also sweep the skies of pesky, merely-supersonic aircraft and missiles.