Guns with 200 mile range
The Navy is creating guns fired by electronic pulse, which might give a 5" gun a range of 200 miles. At long range they'd take advantage of the effect discovered by WWI Germans when they built the Paris Gun -- when you put rounds thru the stratosphere, wind resistance falls off rapidly! The idea is to combine modern targetting technology with this, and get the equivalent of a missile, at the price of a shell.
The Army is ready to put a conventionally fired GPS guided shell into operation. The round costs about 250K per. I'm sure the cost will go down upon mass production. Go Navy!
Posted by: RKM at January 18, 2007 08:53 AM
I can hardly wait to see which traitors hand this one over to the Chinese. Demopublicans -or- Republicrats.
Posted by: The mechanic at January 19, 2007 10:18 PM
Maybe after the destruction of the Satellite by the Chinese showing off new abilities, these might just come in handy!
Posted by: Paola Slick at January 20, 2007 08:08 AM