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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:09 PM

Turkey Announces Successful Test of Sapan Railgun Hypervelocity Weapon

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02:46 12.11.2018

Ankara announced that it successfully tested an electromagnetic kinetic weapon, joining a club of developers alongside Russia, the US, China, and India.

Turkey announced a successful test of its new electromagnetic weapon — referred to as ‘railgun' — which shoots metallic projectiles at hypersonic speeds.

Turkey is the fifth country in the world to develop the weapon, after Russia, the US, China and India.

The weapon has been named "Tübitak Sapan," or "Tübitak Slingshot," after Turkey's Scientific and Technological Research Council (Tübitak). Weapons similar to Sapan are capable of firing a projectile as far as 100 km, at speeds of up to 3,500 meters per second (12,600 km/h).

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Railgun technology has certain upsides; the hypervelocity round is very difficult to intercept, and, since it has no electronics inside, it is immune to jamming and electronic warfare. In one live fire tests, a railgun successfully pierced a one meter-thick reinforced concrete bunker.


​The primary downside of the weapon is its extremely high energy consumption. In order to fire at 10 rounds per minute (one shot every six seconds), a railgun requires some 20 megawatts of energy, the output of a power plant used to light and heat some 250 small homes.

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https://sputniknews.com/military/201811121069719478-turkey-railgun-test-sapan/

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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:13 PM

1. more from faux news

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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 09:05 PM

2. What an odd thing to say.

What about the article do you consider "faux"?

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