# A 1476.23lb Bullet From Orbit, HOW DOES THAT LOOK?

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Dolkvier, Mar 31, 2016.

1. Hello! I don't know much math, so I need help with this. I've got this world, I call it Jamule, and it has an experimental artillery platform orbiting it. It launches a 1476.23lb bullet that's streamline, and is about a foot in length. I don't know if it will be an alloy or a purely natural metal, or how it would even work without it burning up in the atmosphere.

What I really want to know is how that would look on impact. Friend says it'd be like a hydrogen bomb. Then he said, "IDFK anymore." Soo.... yeah! Take note that some elements don't exist, such as tungsten. I'm developing my own elements and minerals for the world.

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2. I'm no physics expert, but I can pretty much guarantee that it wouldn't be equal to a hydrogen bomb. Go look up videos of prototype military railguns being tested and you'll see what I mean. An upscaled bulled will act like an upscaled bullet, meaning it would punch a big hole through the target and keep on going until its force is expended. It doesn't suddenly become a massive explosive just because it's so heavy.

You can probably find some physics formulas to calculate the force of the impact to compare it to modern weaponry. The internet is a marvelous resource like that.

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3. Yeah, he stated that it had the destructive power of a hydrogen bomb. I was confused, but thank you for pointing me in these directions!

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