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Coil Guns

Coil Guns:

The Chinese navy is reportedly testing the planet’s most powerful coil gun

  • Coil Guns is a type of electromagnetic weapon capable of launching projectiles with extremely high speed in the blink of an eye.
  • They are also known as Gauss guns or magnetic accelerators.
  • It operates on the principle of electromagnetic induction, applying the principles of electromagnetism to propel a projectile.
  • Coil guns feature a series of coils arranged along the barrel of the gun, each one constituting a stage.
  • Each coil is energised one after another to create a magnetic field that can levitate and propel a projectile forward.
  • The projectile typically stays suspended in the centre of the coil during launch.
  • The larger a coil gun, the better its ability to fire projectiles similar to those fired by traditional artillery.
  • The projectile used in a coil gun is typically a ferrous or magnetic object, such as a steel ball or a specially designed ferromagnetic projectile.
  • This projectile needs to have magnetic properties to interact with the electromagnetic fields generated by the coils.