Electric gun


#1

1936 - I GIVE UP. WHAT DOES THIS SHOOT ?


#2

Still looking, but ran across this:


#3

Dr., I believe it is what is currently called a Rail Gun or Linear Accelerator. The magnets are charged from chamber to bore pulling the projectile along, which has something ferrous in it and can shoot about anything you want, though now a days I think that they’re trying to obtain speeds that will give a Kinetic Energy (KE) kill. Interesting that something from our “Star Wars” projects was invited in “Buck Rogers” era.


#4

[quote=“SlickRick”]Still looking, but ran across this:

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VERY FINE, THANKS. BULLET ?


#5

QUITE TRUE AND QUITE A SURPRISE. JUST AS SURPRISING TO SEE THE ELECTRIC FIRED Gatling guns from the 1800s which now arm so many of our aircraft.


#6

Still nothing on the projectiles. Not optimistic. Can’t even find the patent. Hope I’m not the only one looking.


#7

US Patent #1,959,737 - Machine Gun


#8

Well, there ya go.


#9

FANTASTICK, BUT IT WILL DO !

Does anyone notice a caliber in this ?