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WATCH: Navy tests new electromagnetic rail gun that fires at 7 times the speed of sound

 
WATCH: Navy tests new electromagnetic rail gun that fires at 7 times the speed of sound
Posted April 9th, 2014 @ 12:17pm

The phrase "faster than a speeding bullet" just took on a whole new meaning.

"An electromagnetic rail gun is a gun that uses just electricity -- no gun powder -- and, oh, by the way, can shoot a projectile like this, well over 100 miles at Mach 7," said Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the Chief of Naval Research, which developed the rail gun. "Seven times the speed of sound."

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