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Originally posted by Gooey
So. When do you think they'll be out? I'm thinking 2030 at the earliest, 2060 at the latest. They've been working on them. Unfortunately, though, it looks like we won't be shooting rapid-fire balls of blue light at each other for awhile though Its gonna be some pretty 'boring' stuff, mainly stuff you won't even recognize as plasma. But a man can dream eh? I hear they're working on a large plasma weapon for anti-tank use. So, what are your views?
When do you think they'll be out?
Plasma-based weaponry is any group of weapons designed to use high-energy ionized gas or "plasma", typically created by superheating or lasers or superfrequency devices. . There has, been notable interest in its development. one plasma prototype weapon exists in russia which was developed by The Radio Instrument Building Research Institute under the supervision of Academician A. Avramenko .Their action is based on focusing beams of electromagnetic energy produced by laser or microwave radiation into the upper layers of the atmosphere. These beams would be able to defeat any target flying at supersonic or near-sonic speeds in the near future. A cloud of highly ionized air arises at the focus of the laser or microwave rays, at an altitude of up to 50 kilometers. Upon entering it, any object--a missile, an airplane, is deflected from its trajectory and disintegrates in response to the fantastic overloads arising due to the abrupt pressure difference between the surface and interior of the flying body. What is fundamental in this case is that the energy aimed by the terrestrial components of the plasma weapon--lasers and antennas--is concentrated not at the target itself but a little ahead of it. Rather than "incinerating" the missile or airplane, it "bumps" it out of trajectory
I hear they're working on a large plasma weapon for anti-tank use
Originally posted by groingrinder
such a weapon may be very difficult to create because , it would need a fusion reactor to create the plasma and currently there is no feasible fusion reactor
Just about anyone here can create a plasma by placing a cd in a microwave and turning it on for several minutes. There are hand held plasma cutters for metalworkers. I am pretty sure they are not reactor powered.
Just about anyone here can create a plasma by placing a cd in a microwave and turning it on for several minutes.
There are hand held plasma cutters for metalworkers.
Originally posted by mr man
my math teacher who like the tenth smartest person in the world whos also a millionare said that its a gas in your blood and cannot be used as a weapon like in halo
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
I personally dont think we will ever see man portable Plasma weapons. Not for the fact there impossible, in theory they could very well work. I just think by the time we have the technology to make them practical such as Super powerful & small energy sources and a mastery of magnetic fields needed to contain and launch plasma we will use that tech in better ways.
If you can contain and launch super heated plasma in a practical way well then you also created a systems that can launch material much more destructive then plasma.
Such a system could be used to fire Anti-matter charges. There is no better energy storage method in the universe (1/10) of a gram equals the total propulsive energy of the Space Shuttle. For the destructive power any man portable system would require such a tiny amount Anti-matter would be needed and you could carry millions of rounds.
You could even dial up or dial down the power to really an level you want. Taking human sized targets one minute, then add a little more anti-matter to each charge and you could be leveling whole buildings with the same rifle the next second.
Originally posted by vK_man
anti -matter is not a practical idea , i would prefer a pure fusion device or plasma charged by micro-singularity , or accerlating plasma to relavistic velocities , it will be as destructive as anti-matter and will be easier to control and maintain
Originally posted by uberarcanist
Personally, I'd rather have a laser rifle. Quiet and accurate, the perfect sniper's weapon. I think you can even have the beam infrared and not be given away by that red dot.