Anyone ever wonder about the rail cannon in Revenge of the Fallen?

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  1. urrutiap

    urrutiap Well-Known Member

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    It looks like it was cybertronian tech since it did shoot a laser and it easily took down Devastator.

    Makes you think since Dark of the Moon did reveal that NASA and the others "borrowed"/stole cybertronian tech when Buzz aldrin and others went to the moon to check on that spaceship
     
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    "Shoot a laser," he says.

    That's not how rail guns work.
     
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    I think the RotF novelization states that the railgun (or more accurately, the extremely advanced one in the movie) was the result of analyzing Megatron when he was held in stasis at Hoover Dam.
     
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    Simmons stated in the first film that all of our current technology are reversed eginnered from Megatron, so every single current weapon, tv, computer, anything are cybertronian tech
     
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    It's deus ex machina, that's what it was powered by.
     
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    Its probably best not to think about anything in the Bay movies to much:wink: 
     
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    You caught that too huh?
     
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    Rail guns are a real technology my friend, and they do not fire laser beams. Rail guns use a series of magnets to create a cascading electrical charge which propels a tungsten slug at hyper velocity speeds.

    The new generation that are being tested are a direct progression of those that were tested in the late 70's -early 80's.

    The new slugs contain GPS systems which track the round from firing to terminal impact.
     
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    It went to the same place that the Giant Purple Griffin did in G1.
     
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    Oracle_Aesir Outback is back

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    ...

    how?
     
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    That was a joke.

    My point was that it was just a single-use plot device used only to stop Devastator.
     
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    Yes I do know that railguns are real in real life, but this is the Transformers movies. The railgun does not look normal in Revenge of the Fallen.

    Look at the damn thing closely, It looks more like Cybertronian weapon tech even when it shoots a laser or whatever at Devastator.

    Then in Dark of the Moon which I have already said in first page. Buzz Aldrin and the others they took stuff from that spaceship on the moon.

    So the railgun thing in Revenge of the Fallen, it looks way too high tech for Earth to be using.
     
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    how do you know what a railgun looks like up close?
     
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    To be fair to him, not only are there quite a few visuals of various railguns at different stages online (be it pics or if video on Youtube), there's tuts on how to make one yourself. I'd have to find the link again, but someone made one that sent an arrow through 5 or 6 bales of hay, two thick wood boards before finally getting stopped by a tree (and even then, it was halfway through the thing).

    Railguns are powerful stuff.
     
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    Meanwhile in the real world:

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Two elements were added late into the film, the Autobot Jolt - as General Motors wanted to advertise the Chevrolet Volt - and the railgun that kills Devastator - a new acquision by the US Military."

    Speculations about cybertronian tech etc, etc is just overcomplicated BS. Fact of the matter is that it is merely product placement by the US military - that's all it is, and that's what's responsible for the very anti climactic demise of Devastator - US Military product placement.
     
  17. T4mercustomz

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    no i dont think about it
     
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    A rail gun workings... This shall be fun to explain. A rail gun shoots a steel projectile extremely fast by using, if I remember correctly, Electric-magnetic fields. Unfortunately, these weapons are still in production phase, as it requires a nuclear power generator the size of one used for a Aircraft carrier. So in reality, it could never fit on a battleship, it would need a whole aircraft carrier-sized ship to itself.

    Hope this helped some.
     
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    Now will everyone stop saying it's Cybertronian tech?
     
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    Weren't those big rifles in "The Eraser", Rail Guns? Maybe they reverse engineered those from the Terminator.
     

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