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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2013, 19:28 1badmf
Creston wrote on Jul 7, 2013, 14:20:
A railgun that can fire at targets 200 miles away? Wouldn't the curvature of the earth get in the way? (not to mention the coriolis effect) I guess they could take a ballistic trajectory to get there, but then it kinda becomes useless against moving targets, even at mach 7.


they can use aircraft to spot. also, the shells can have guidance systems. we already have smart artillery shells. not to mention, it would be a gamechanger in shore bombardment. even the iowa class can only reach about 25 miles inland. 200 makes something like 70% of the world's population viable targets.
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