P3_2 Railguns! Miniaturised?

Kennedy Smith, Ethan Bates, Lois Brewer, Tommy Sadler


Rail-guns (RG) are theorised to be the weapons of the future, with the ability to propel ordinance at large velocities in excess of ∼ 2kms−1 [1]. We are investigating whether this technology can be miniaturised into mobile soldier equipment. We find that these weapons could be miniaturised to ∼ 700mm barrel length, however there is currently no power source small and powerful enough to be deployed in this manner.

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