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Originally posted by DeusEx
Originally posted by vonschuon
Originally posted by DeusEx
Ah Ha! Fellow Trothkin. Of which of Kerensky's Children are ye?
I am Star Colonel Gideon Fetladral, Loremaster(FCGC) of the True Clan Wolf!
Originally posted by AlnilamOmega
thank you all to those who provided factual information towards this topic. those pictures are also appreciated and thanks for reminding me of airborne deployment, intelgurl.
for those of you ranting on about mehcwarrior or whatever dumb ass game you're talking about--->
Originally posted by daeldren
However I might design a plasma or Ion based weapon. I was thinking of a weapon that would Ionize the air and build up enough pressure, then release that in either a beam or a "ball" at the desired target. This hasn't really been thought out very well yet but Im interested to look into it down the road.
[Edited on 16-1-2004 by daeldren]
Originally posted by lilblam
Isn't the only reason we see lasers here on Earth is because the light is reflected off of particles in our atmosphere? Doesn't that mean that any laser or light is completely invisible in space, as there is no atmosphere to reflect it? So, no doubt, that picture above is as simulated as when you hear EXPLOSIONS in space in Star Wars movies
Originally posted by intelgurl
Lasers and Particle Beams...
Northrop Grumman's THEL
The Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) THEL, was developed by TRW Inc. under a $89 million contract. During several tests in teh USA, the system has shot down 25 Katyusha rockets, but has not been deployed.
Here's an image of it...
Here's a Katyusha rocket in flight that got destroyed by the THEL
The Boeing Airborne Laser (ABL) missile defense is designed to destroy a theater ballistic missile in its boost phase. It is based on a 747 freighter aircraft.
Image of the ABL stationary
...and the ABL in flight...
An offshoot of Star Wars technology during the Reagan years, Shiva Star showed much promise as a particle beam type weapon, it worked by creating small compact plasma halos and projecting them at very high hypersonic speeds towards an intended target.....
The discharge of "ShivaStar" was also reported to produce massive magnetic fields that made the iron beams that were the frame of the hangar it was housed in to bend upon Shiva's discharge - so much so that the researchers had to reinforce the hangar's frame.
It was around these first successful tests that Shiva Star was "officially cancelled".
Nick Cook of Janes Defense Weekly has stated that rather than being cancelled he believes that Shiva Star became a "black", special access development program.
Shiva Star in it's unclassified form - the largest EMP generator in the world.
Hope this helps...
[Edited on 7-1-2004 by intelgurl]