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Homemade Portable Coilgun In Action

“a gun that fires a projectile with magnetic force instead of gunpowder”


Coilguns vs. Railguns

From my own layperson’s understanding: railguns are far more powerful, but direct friction with the rails can cause them to deteriorate after just a few shots.

Coilguns are less powerful but the projectile can be suspended in the middle of the barrel in the magnetic field so the “rails” coiled around the interior of the barrel aren’t damaged after each use.

The speed of projectiles fired some of the weapons militaries are experimenting with can be measured in miles/second with a range of 100+ miles.

No explosives are needed in the projectile, the kinetic energy released on impact has the same effect.

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