Blitzer Railgun

General Atomics Blitzer system is the world’s first weaponized railgun planned for production. It basically launches a streamlined discarding sabot round designed by Boeing’s Phantom Works at 1,600 m/s (5,200 ft/s) – approximately Mach 5 – with accelerations exceeding 60,000 gn. In one of the latest tests, the projectile was able to travel an additional 4.3-miles downrange after penetrating a 1/8 inch thick steel plate. The company is aiming for mass production by 2019, pending funding, as the project is thus far self-funded. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to make your own Wolverine claws.

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