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The U S Army Successfully Tests A Lightning Gun

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posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 02:20 AM
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So here we have a lightning gun by the U.S. Army which looks really cool. Makes me think of the gods Indra, Thor, and Zues who were all said to have used lightning weapons.

I think a lightning gun would be a much better weapon than a stun gun or even a real gun. Shooting your enemies with lightning priceless!



The U S Army Successfully Tests A Lightning Gun




posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 02:49 AM
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a reply to: FormOfTheLord

Newsreader said it needs huge amounts of energy to fire it so does it have to be plugged into the mains?



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 02:51 AM
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Hot Damn!

Some terrorist noobs about to get ohmed!



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 02:56 AM
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It's a few years old now.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

It's sort of a "smart" lightning bolt. Guided to the general area by a high powered laser beam, when it finds a nice "lighting rod" along the way...zap.

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posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 03:02 AM
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a reply to: IpoopThere4IAM

But in the info it says it can target anything that conducts electricity such as tooth fillings - so how do you stop it from targeting a civilian with tooth fillings being held hostage by a terrorist also with tooth fillings - which or both will it hit.

Sounds great but although it goes through a laser what happens as the lighting discharges into something can it leap onto some one or something in close proximity?

Should we really be getting pumped up about yet another weapon for killing? Its a shame the amount of money that has gone into this weapon hasn't gone into cancer research or something useful except for making money for the arms dealers whose main interest is creating war so they can sell their destruction and live luxuriously.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 03:04 AM
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so how do you stop it from targeting a civilian with tooth fillings being held hostage by a terrorist also with tooth fillings

You don't. That would not be a good application for such a weapon. Anymore than bomb would be.



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posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 03:14 AM
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I'll stick with my Louisville Slugger and a shotgun.
Field tested and proved effective.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 03:16 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Shiloh7



so how do you stop it from targeting a civilian with tooth fillings being held hostage by a terrorist also with tooth fillings

You don't. That would not be a good application for such a weapon. Anymore than bomb would be.





This.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 04:12 AM
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I wonder who Ionatron bought off for this test.

It's been in the lab for years, and it fails miserably. There are a lot of problems with it, not the least that it is bulky, expensive, and has limited range. It is fragile, and requires constant recalibration, and it's not field maintainable.

It also only works in totally dry weather, with no salt aerosol and no wind.

Other than that it's great.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 05:01 AM
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a reply to: IpoopThere4IAM

Not only are they going to get ohmed , but that is what they get for joining the resistance. Lol, wish there was a lightning bolt emoticon.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 07:45 AM
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If they could blast people with non lethal doses that would make it just like a cool lightning taser!



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 07:53 AM
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Isn't lightning known to burst through people skins into their bodies burning skin and tissues? that is one of the side effects of been hit by it.

How high will be the side effects of been hit with this type of gun, like hart attacks or burns.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: FormOfTheLord

Police are now going to turn in their tazer guns for lightning guns.
Seriously though, I wonder if these guns can shoot around corners. The enemy will have no place to hide! Between lasers and plasma guns, maybe technology will cause ground wars to become obsolete.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam
I wonder who Ionatron bought off for this test.

It's been in the lab for years, and it fails miserably. There are a lot of problems with it, not the least that it is bulky, expensive, and has limited range. It is fragile, and requires constant recalibration, and it's not field maintainable.

It also only works in totally dry weather, with no salt aerosol and no wind.

Other than that it's great.


So excellent close range Space weapon for the space fleet...Possibly good for taking out missiles or other hardware based weapons incoming.

If they could make a lightening bomb that would be cool. Drop it on an airfield and take out all the electronics without blowing up most stuff.
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posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 08:51 AM
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It can latch on to the "tooth filling of a terrorist". OUCH!



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 09:11 AM
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Reminds me of nazi zombies weapon in call.of duty the wunderwaffe dg-2 in case of zombies get them stacked up and zap
callofduty.wikia.com...



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: FormOfTheLord

Wow... this is amazing!! Thanks for the share, this is just too cool but also scary as frack.

I love when sci-fi collides with real life.

S&F



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: Xeven

But that would be more like an emp. The laser lightning gun would melt and or blow things up. Says so in the vid.

But yes that would be pretty cool.



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 09:33 AM
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Think of this on a high altitude stealth blimp which happens to have man made cloud cover, you could essentially shoot lightning at your enemies and they would be none the wiser.

Also I read that the military is expirimenting with weather controll using lasers, so maybe they could cook up a storm then direct the lightning at thier targets.




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Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have devised a technique that will point a high-powered laser into the sky to induce clouds to produce rain and thunderstorms.

This new technology was funded by a $75 million grant provided by the Department of Defense (DoD).

Since static charged particles (SCPs) are present in condensation and lightning, this theory claims that by stimulating those SCPs with a laser the power could produce rain storms.

Matthew Mills, graduate student at UCF Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) said : “When a laser beam becomes intense enough, it behaves differently than usual — it collapses inward on itself. The collapse becomes so intense that electrons in the air’s oxygen and nitrogen are ripped off creating plasma — basically a soup of electrons.”

In conjunction with the University of Arizona, UCF scientists developed a dressed laser that could control weather patterns and create rain.

The dressed laser is a single beam surrounded by a secondary beam that “refuels” the original by sustaining the strength and accuracy of the central laser beam.

In 2012, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), engineered fifty rainstorms that were manufactured by scientists using large ionizers to generate negatively charged particle fields.

These structures promote cloud formation. Metro Systems International (MSI), the technology purveyors, claims to have “achieved a number of rainfalls.”



posted on Oct, 2 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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originally posted by: Xeven

So excellent close range Space weapon for the space fleet...


You have to have air for it to work. Alas.




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