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When adding guns to a page, please add an image of the weapon to each entry, even if you don't have screenshots from the film or television show. --Ben41 (talk) 05:05, 29 October 2012 (EDT)


Since I've done some research on this before and it's kind of interesting: railguns are actually technology that dates back to about 1900 when a French inventor was issued a patent for an electric gun; the Nazis built a prototype 155mm AA gun during WW2 which the Allies determined would have worked except that every shot would require as much power as the city of Chicago, and these days any university technology lab can build a working railgun (the linked Youtube video is a tiny one that fires paperclips). The US Blitzer prototype is the closest one has ever got to being a practical weapon system, but it certainly isn't the smallest. Evil Tim (talk) 00:08, 27 May 2015 (EDT)

Very interesting info, I've always found a man-portable railgun to be a fascinating concept, but until the problems with heat dissipation (railguns put out tremendous heat, often melting the guide rails with multiple shots), recoil (something that propels a projectile to supersonic speeds is going to have immense recoil) and the power supply (a rifle sized railgun would need serious amounts of power to propel its projectile to the necessary speed, something current power supplies are not equipped to deal with, and naval mounts IIRC sap almost enormous amounts of energy with each shot). Miniaturizing a railgun so a person can carry it would be incredibly useful for a sniper role, but in its current state is impractical. Its interesting that R* chose to incorporate a railgun into GTA V, it's basically the most advanced weapon in the game. Antediluvial (talk) 15:15, 27 May 2015 (EDT)

I think you mean hypersonic rather than supersonic, since even .45 ACP is supersonic. :) Evil Tim (talk) 02:54, 28 May 2015 (EDT)
Yeah, I meant hypersonic, sorry about that. Antediluvial (talk) 13:41, 10 June 2015 (EDT)

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