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  • noun Plural form of railgun.

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Examples

  • No country's armed forces ever adopted his electromagnetic cannon, but the technology has since been adapted and extended to make "railguns" (electromagnetic mass accelerators) for the American Strategic Defense Initiative --- the so-called "Star Wars" Defense.

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  • And of course lose different body parts when shot with railguns, missiles or laser!

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  • For example, the protagonist is usually an innocent, sometimes a child, rather than a fully-trained killing machine armed with railguns and automatic shotguns.

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  • Her packet plasma cannon used a terawatt generator to supercompress helium and then magnetic coils, similar to her railguns, to instantly accelerate that packet to .3 of lightspeed.

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  • For example, the protagonist is usually an innocent, sometimes a child, rather than a fully-trained killing machine armed with railguns and automatic shotguns.

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  • Btw where are the cloning facilities, and the big anti-matter power generators, and the Ion guns, pulse cannons and railguns.

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  • Those left home lived on an increasingly poisonous landscape, operating the deep mantle mines and the enormous railguns that spat the bones of their world into someone else's space.

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  • He thought he could picture them with pistols rather than railguns, but that was equally absurd, particularly the fact that they'd both missed.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • It's designed with enough power overhead to potentially replace the main 155mm guns with electromagnetic railguns

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  • There's nothing quite like the rush of running, falling, jumping and crawling your way toward the release switch whilst under fire from rockets, railguns and lasers ... then jabbing that switch and rel ...

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