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Railgun
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Railgun

After hundreds of years of study and testing, a workable kinetic energy weapon using super conducting magnets was finally developed in the late 28th century. Known as a Rail Gun, it works by electro-magnetically propelling a hard-cast slug down a rail located inside the barrel of the weapon. By the time the slug leaves the barrel, it is traveling at a tremendous speed. On average, the slug does less damage than other ballistic weapons, but it travels faster and therefore, is more accurate at greater distances.