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) then what would be the theoretical power requirements of such a device. And what theoretical range would it have.
actually work without violating the know laws of the universe
In his last years he made increasingly wild claims which were given less and less credence in the press. He said he’d invented a death ray and he spent his nights communing with the pigeons in Central Park. When he died, the FBI seized his papers and he entered our folklore as the quintessential nutty professor.
As one of the witnesses said in the Tesla vs Marconi cases, ‘I think we all misunderstood Tesla. He was so far ahead of his time that the best of us mistook him for a dreamer.’
Well, to begin with, this device would have to actually exist. Then it would have to actually work without violating the know laws of the universe.
Of all the countries to receive Tesla's proposal, the greatest interest came from the Soviet Union. In 1937 Tesla presented a plan to the Amtorg Trading Corporation, an alleged Soviet arms front in New York City. Two years later, in 1939, one stage of the plan was tested in the USSR and Tesla received a check for $25,000
On May 1, 1960 Soviet defensive radars—rigged as prototype scalar EM beam weapons—probably downed Francis Gary Powers's high-flying U-2 reconnaissance plane over the Soviet Union, precipitating a major diplomatic incident. At the time, no Soviet surface to-air missile could reach the high-flying U-2, but of course it was extensively tracked on Soviet defense radars. Powers reported that a flash occurred behind his plane and persisted—almost certainly the signature of time reversed wave real-time holography. Eisenhower first denied, then was forced to admit, the photo-reconnaissance nature of Powers' mission when Khrushchev revealed that the Soviets had captured Powers alive. Khrushchev then cancelled a major summit meeting with President Eisenhower. Powers was imprisoned, and released in February 1962 in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a convicted Soviet spy.
In 1937 Tesla presented a plan to the Amtorg Trading Corporation, an alleged Soviet arms front in New York City. Two years later, in 1939, one stage of the plan was tested in the USSR and Tesla received a check for $25,000.
What set Tesla's proposal apart from the usual run of fantasy "death rays" was a unique vacuum chamber with one end open to the atmosphere. Tesla devised a unique vacuum seal by directing a high-velocity air stream at the tip of his gun to maintain "high vacuum." The necessary pumping action would be accomplished with a large Tesla turbine.