Saturday, March 17, 2012

VERA: a "potato gun on steroids"

This thing is pretty awesome. "VERA [Variable Energy Research Accelerator]is a low cost, low acceleration, compressed charge combustion gun featuring a 40 foot (12.2 m) barrel and a 19 inch (483 mm) bore. VERA was designed to minimize payload acceleration forces, accommodate large and/or oddly shaped projectiles, and allow for in-barrel instrumentation and control of energetic or inert payloads."