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Ship Mounted Coilgun Measurements

  1. Oct 7, 2014 #1
    In the story I am currently working on, a weapon commonly used on ships is a sort of coilgun. I want to create a ratings system for these coilguns and want to know the range of ampule-turns that would be used in large coilguns (barrel diameters range from six inches to two feet).
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    "ampule-turns"?

    You can get your figures by comparing with large powder guns and applying the equations for coilguns.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2014 #3

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    Welcome to the PF.

    There was a recent thread here on the PF about Navy ship-mounted coilguns. I'll see if I can find it with a search...
     
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  6. Oct 8, 2014 #5
    Thanks! Also, I messed up, its apere-turns, not ampule-turns.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2014 #6

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  8. Oct 14, 2014 #7
    Check out Eve-Online's ship based weapon system called the Railgun or Blaster. I think that is what you are looking for.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2014 #8
    Navy has tested railguns, not coilguns. Similar, but not the same.
     
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