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I hope there's an aftermarket version of this

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Dave B, May 4, 2018.

  1. Dave B

    Dave B Member

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    I've already taken delivery of my 3, and this could be useful in Atlanta traffic. :D
     
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  2. mongo

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    When used against tailgaters, it's range neutral.
     
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  3. Phrixotrichus

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    I want this for....reasons.....
     
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  4. Acho

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    If you need this on sticker let me know
     
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  5. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29, M3P 80k

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    When I was very small, I dreamed about mounting a bazooka in one of our trucks (my parents ran a trucking company). 55 years later...
     
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  6. Acho

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    I am too broke for bazooka but nice .50 BMG will make me feel good ;)
     
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  7. evp

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    Having charged twice in Atlanta - I think you're going to need a higher firing rate than 4 rounds per minute.
     
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    Just for comparison a US Navy WW II vintage 5 inch naval gun (main armament on destroyers and secondary armament on everything larger) has a muzzle energy of 7.8 MJ. The main gun on the Abrams tank firing an armor piercing round is 11.1 MJ of energy. The high explosive round (which also has anti-tank capabilities) has a muzzle energy of 7.0 MJ.

    A rail gun capable of these characteristics would have a muzzle energy of 8.5 MJ. So your hitting power would be somewhere in the range of a modern tank and line up a few Model 3s and your hitting power would be a bit better than a WW II destroyer broadside.

    Firing each round would take 2.6 KWh of battery energy.

    Your moment of geek...
     
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  9. evp

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    Oh good. So we don't use it to get the Atlanta driver's attention; we use it to remove them from the road.

    I wanted to call my Tesla "Gort" after the robot in The Day The Earth Stood Still because the nose cone reminded me of Gort's visor. But I figured that would be wrong because I didn't have an actual death ray behind the nose cone. So I changed it to Klaatu, the spaceman in the movie.

    After I get one of these installed, I'm going to change the name back.

    [​IMG]
     
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