1 minute readRussia is bringing a railgun to the fight

The Russians have just tested their own railgun. According to this report in Sputnik, the railgun ‘can fire shells at an incredibly fast speed of 3 kilometers per second, which is well enough to cut through any type of armor existing today’.

“During the latest test, a 15 gram plastic cylinder fired by the railgun went through an aluminum plate several centimeters thick,” the report added.

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While many countries are already staking on the railgun as a future weapon, Russia is also considering other, more peaceful applications, such as ferrying cargoes to the International Space Station.

So what do you think?