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Electromagnetic Railgun

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  1. Electromagnetic Railgun By: Jordan Wilson Kevin Danisavage Crystal Zufelt

  2. Itinerary: • What is it? • Why was it made? • Future?

  3. What is it? • Electrical gun • Long-range weapon • Magnetic fields created by high electrical currents • accelerate an armature • 4,500 mph to 5,600 mph

  4. Why? • increased velocity • extended range Helps… • precise naval surface fire/land strikes • cruise missile and ballistic missile defense • surface warfare

  5. Future? • Every ship in navy • Safe and easy missile launching • GPS guided missiles

  6. Video • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1XhLeY9rEU

  7. Sources: • http://www.popsci.com/category/tags/electromagnetic-railgun • http://www.onr.navy.mil/Media-Center/Fact-Sheets/Electromagnetic-Railgun.aspx • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1XhLeY9rEU