posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 03:40 PM
Magnetic Shields and the sort are too expensive even in the distant future.
they would require a huge amount of gadgetery to make them work under all scenarios.
Say an enemy throws you a magnetic bomb, in this case the magnetic shield would even be helping them accelerating the bomb and thus provoking a lot
more damage than if your target had no magnetic shield at all.
How about a very "low tech" approach, just brute force.
100 - 2000 meters of hard material around the target, steel, iron ore, reinforced concrete, etc.
Granted it would be very expensive, and assuming you would put this type of "shield" (more like super armor) in your veichle, the mileage would be
But its technically easier to make a 2km radius armour around a target than to make the equivalent magnetic/ Star Trekish shield.
Besides, this way we would go back to the battleships era... ah, the glamour. Those 400 mm guns... beautiful.
(the 2km is just a lucky guess, why not 10 km, etc, think Multi-Nuke proof)