Hala Chaoui
Charming. What a contrast with this, an Afghani inventor comes up with a mine sweeper: http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/02/wind-powered-bamboo-mine-sweeper/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+greenprophet+%28Green+Prophet%29
Nacho Lotitto
Larry Hooten
If it's electrical, what's with all the fire coming out of the muzzle?
YYYEEEESSS! Awsome, i love it. But that seems like a lot chemical energy propulsion behind the projectile...
Dawar Saify
Industry first, this is a killing machine, not part of some constructive industry.
@Larry Hooten
The fire/flame is plasma from the arc, super-heated air. Needless to say, this weapon isn't the most efficient way to propel an object, but it is effective.
Clay Jones
Awesome technology. Let's deploy this as soon as possible.
I'm guessing the flame is caused by super heated air, from huge emp it takes to propel the projectile
@ Nacho: I think the fire exists because of the friction that's created when the super speed projectile is launched. I heard a story awhile back that said, the heat inside the muzzle got so hot that past devices destroyed themselves or couldn't sustain high firing rates.
The projectile is travelling 5,000 mph. That "chemical energy" you see is pure friction coming off the front blunt edge.