posted on May, 30 2005 @ 08:00 PM
This form of technology is well beyond our reach in terms of technological level. For now, and possibly for another 100-200 years, physical energy
shielding will only be a mere dream.
We must all take into account the fact that aviation is still in its infancy, so is stealth, even more so. We have no yet mastered flight, there is
still alot to behold and learn and build. Cloaking aircraft are off for another 100 years I'm afraid, there is no true stealth to RADAR, so the
chances of jumping straight into visual stealth, would be a large feat to achieve. We live in a world where anything can happen, a very young and
under developed world in terms of level of technology. However, people's minds may well be over developed, people are already dreaming of
interstellar combat and such, which is far off into the future, nothing graspable.
I fear that there really is no good application for aircraft to have shielding, the best I can think of energy shielding, is for architectual defense,
and Galactic ship defense, large vessels with shields, because they have the space and power to carry the energy required to power the shields. The
best type of shield I could think of for aircraft that would be most plausible is the Missile Shield, a laser array on an aircraft that shoots down
missiles, but that's about it, and perhaps reactive armor.(Reflects bullets)
I honestly doubt there being any good applications for energy shielding on small military vehicles such as aircraft, the best applications would be on
structures or even entire bases or cities.