A2_8 A portable railgun

Thomas Hands, David Marshall, Ian Griffiths, Gary Douglas


In a previous paper we outlined a method for simulating a railgun - a gun based on the principles of electromagnetism. In this paper we assess the possibility of using these same principles to build a smaller, portable weapon akin to a bolt action, high velocity rifle. We find that the concept could theoretically be built but that further research into materials and construction is necessary.

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