Often times small arms, missiles and even combat vehicles function at such high-speeds that we really can't see exactly how their intricate parts work, or what their projectiles even look like. This is why slowing everything down really gives us an idea of how these systems operate mechanically, and watching them do so can even be a little mesmerizing.

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