This rifle design
will incorporate the best advances in coilgun technology and portable high energy
density battery systems. After looking into the UK firearms acts it looks like
the muzzle energy is going to have to be restricted to around 2 J.
Here are a few
specifications which are currently being considered (revised 12 Jan 03):
Energy - 2J.
Length - 300mm.
Length - 700mm.
Capacity - 20 Rounds.
Cell Capacity - 100 rounds.
Modes - Single round, single action.
Rate - 40 RPM
- Mass Limit
Since the muzzle
energy spec has been vastly reduced it will be possible to get a much faster firing
rate. It will still be a challenge to design a switchmode power supply that is
both compact and powerful enough to accomplish the task.