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Subject: Gauss weapons
Bernard Guerrero    1/5/2005 12:43:49 PM
Has any serious progress ever been made on KE weapons that utilize a flechette or sabot, with the energy transfer via magnets? (i.e. rail-guns)
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WinsettZ    Gauss weapons would lead to the return of Tank Destroyers   1/7/2005 1:26:39 PM
Wouldn't be in mobile tank-style mounts, more of those long-ranged standoff tank destroyers which went obsolete. Probably a Crusader style unit with a primary "gun unit" and a towed unit which would provide a power pack and shells.
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ej    RE:Gauss weapons would lead to the return of Tank Destroyers   1/7/2005 4:10:20 PM
I think that this is a very intriguing subject but it really shouldn't be on the infantry forum. Infantry have a hard time carrying enough batteries for their radios,night vision equipment etc.. the last thing they need is a rail-gun power-pack. Anyway, I found another interesting link regarding tank mounted rail-guns,courtesy of who else but the us army:
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jastayme3       5/15/2008 12:35:36 PM

 This is mildly related. What if the igniter to conventional chemical propellant bullets was electric rather then
percussion as with a firing pin?

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