A railgun relies on direct contact of the projectile with guiding rails to form an electrical circuit, inducing the electromagnetic force which accelerates the projectile. While this simple design offers great velocities and impressive rates of fire, friction lowers the power efficiency and it wears faster than coilguns.
- Deals kinetic damage.
- Requires kinetic ammunition storage.
|Power Consumption (peak)||800 MW|
|Projectile Mass||2 kg|
|Muzzle Velocity||7500 m/s|
|Rate of Fire||10 pps|
|Mounting Location||High-stress only|
|Manufacturer||Mars Power Industries|