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Forget "pew pew pew," the boomsticks are here
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I assume that the spectacular cloud of plasma that forms during a railgun test is a result of the missile travelling through the atmosphere

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If a railgun were fired in the vacuum of space, this plasma would not be visible. When I made the models of the recent Gung-Ho ships I considered equipping them with railguns; but it seemed likely that a firing railgun would be more-or-less invisible, wheras a very bright laser could illuminate any ambient gas clouds, especially in a combat situation.
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RE: Forget "pew pew pew," the boomsticks are here - by stevebowers - 04-11-2014, 04:27 PM

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