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Shocking photos show massive fireball caused by explosion at Russian ammo dump said to house tens of thousands of artillery shells

An ammunition dump at a Russian military base in Siberia has exploded, Russia’s Tass reported on Monday. The depot, according to the Russian defence ministry, held “gunpowder charges for artillery shells.” A local emergency-services source told state media that the facility held around 40,000 artillery shells. At least eight people […]
Shocking photos show massive fireball caused by explosion at Russian ammo dump said to house tens of thousands of artillery shells
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The US Navy’s taking a hard look at hypervelocity railgun rounds for the Zumwalt destroyers that still don’t have any ammo

The Navy is considering arming the ammoless Zumwalt destroyers with hypervelocity railgun rounds. The service successfully test-fired hypervelocity projectiles, rounds designed for railguns, out of the standard Mk 45 5-inch deck guns aboard the destroyer USS Dewey during last year’s Rim of the Pacific exercises. The test has apparently created […]
The US Navy’s taking a hard look at hypervelocity railgun rounds for the Zumwalt destroyers that still don’t have any ammo