Coilgun

Also known as Gauss guns, coilguns are devastating weapons that are often found on the capital airships of the war-era. Using a number of coils wrapped around the barrel as electromagnets, the cannon propels a high-density nonexplosive projectile – usually made of depleted uranium – at the target. Fired at speeds of up to 3,432 meters per second, the sheer kinetic force released by the projectile’s impact is sufficient to vaporize most targets in a single shot. Because of the immense amount of heat generated by the firing mechanism however, the weapon must be cooled after each firing, lest the entire ship be destroyed by the thermal discharge. Nonetheless, because of its destructive potential, such weapons are currently outlawed by the League of Aristocracy. This has not prevented them from falling into the hands of unsavory folks, however…

First Mention

Coilgun

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