This Is Not Your Daddy’s Shotgun

Meet General Atomic’s supersonic railgun. This, my friends, is the stuff (wet) dreams are made of.

Terrifying footage has emerged of an electromagnetic railgun blowing a truck to pieces with projectiles travelling at 4,500mph (7,200km/h).

New test footage shows the enormous weapon, known as the multi-mission Medium Range Railgun Weapon System, fire projectiles into the side of a military-standard vehicle.

The railgun exceeds accelerations of Mach 6, which is six times the speed of sound. Upon impact, the side of the truck explodes and appears to break into thousands of tiny pieces.

Oh, I’m SO going to need one of these for when Julia starts dating.

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