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This invention relates generally to guns and projectile launchers and more particularly to devices which launch bullets or projectiles by utilizing electromagnetic energy instead of chemical propellants. Conventional guns and projectile launching weapons utilized the burning of chemical propellants to achieve high projectile velocity. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in projectile launchers which utilize electromagnetic energy. Such electromagnetic launchers which utilize electromagnetic energy. Such electromagnetic launchers may find application in space launched weaponry and impact fusion as well as in more conventional ordinance. Generally speaking, electromagnetic launchers promise higher projectile velocities than launchers utilizing chemical propellants. Patent Applications.
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