X277 magnetic rail cannon

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X277 magnetic rail cannon
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The X277 "Viper" magnetic rail cannon was prototype railgun developed for the United States Armed Forces.

Background[edit | edit source]

Main article: Railgun

Developed for the United States Armed Forces by West Tek, this railgun uses energy cells to propel a depleted uranium round across a series of magnets, discharging it at an extremely high velocity. Deemed too costly to produced en masse, the project was abandoned in 2044. On loan from the International Ordnance Museum, the only prototype was slated to be displayed from August 14 – December 31, 2077,[1] in the Museum of Technology.[2] Its display case is empty by August 17, 2277.[3]

Placard transcript[edit | edit source]

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This is the only known prototype of the X277 "Viper" Magnetic Rail Cannon developed for the U.S. Military by West-Tek. Also commonly referred to as a "Railgun", the weapon uses energy cells to propel a depleted uranium round across a series of magnets discharging it at extremely high velocity. Deemed too costly to produce on a mass scale, the project was abandoned in 2044.

On loan from the International Ordnance Museum, these cases display the various types of weapons and ammunition used by the military in past conflicts all over the globe.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The X277 magnetic rail cannon is mentioned only in Fallout 3.

References

  1. Museum of Tech Security, Security Bulletin 001
  2. Museum of Technology placard: "This is the only known prototype of the X277 "Viper" Magnetic Rail Cannon developed for the U.S. Military by West-Tek. Also commonly referred to as a "Railgun", the weapon uses energy cells to propel a depleted uranium round across a series of magnets discharging it at extremely high velocity. Deemed too costly to produce on a mass scale, the project was abandoned in 2044.
    On loan from the International Ordnance Museum, these cases display the various types of weapons and ammunition used by the military in past conflicts all over the globe."
  3. Fallout 3