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A Rail Gun is the primary armament of the United Nations Navy and Martian Congressional Republic Navy it is also called a Gauss Turret. The Donnager had rail guns at the beginning of the Series. It is unknown if other UNN or MCRN Cruisers, Frigates, etc. have rail guns excluding the Rocinante.

TriviaEdit

  • A railgun uses the Lorentz Force, as in it will move perpendicularly or at a right angle with respect to the direction of the current path and magnetic field, to accelerate projectiles. The effect is initiated when a pair of electrically charged rails is bridged with an electroconductive material, like Tungsten for example .
  • Current US Navy testing of Railguns[1] employ Tungsten projectiles. Should the weapons be deployed, they will use Tungsten or Depleted Uranium projectiles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/spacegunconvent.php#id--Kinetic_Kill_Weapons--Railgunshow

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