posted on May, 11 2014 @ 08:06 AM
a reply to: Silcone Synapse
I was thinking the same thing about the Zodiac.
Even when this tech becomes much more powerful and can indeed slice through a metal hull like a hot knife through butter, if it isn't already that
powerful of course, it probably won't be long before adaptive defensive systems are fitted to ships, and ground units to counter the laser, at least
most of its energy.
A mirror will deflect a laser...needing refinements of course, but a hull and superstructure fitted with smallish scale like glass plates, mirrored on
the bottom layer, with polarising glass on the top layer, can have both adaptive camouflage (various polarlisation levels) and a laser defense with
the mirror layers.
Think Shiny-shiny mirror boat one moment, then black as night the next moment, then grey -mottled sea coloured ship the next.
Or something like this.
Rail guns would be more effective than lasers. A mirrored or highly reflective ship or tank will counter a laser..but it's mirror coat won't have
any effect against a lump of massive metal hurled at supersonic speeds towards them.