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Army tests James Bond style tank that is 'invisible'
Thursday November 1, 2007
New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence.
In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012.
The new technology uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank.
The result is that anyone looking in the direction of the vehicle only sees what is beyond it and not the tank itself.
A soldier, who was at the trials, said: "This technology is incredible. If I hadn't been present I wouldn't have believed it. I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees - but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun."
How the technology works in a combat situation is very sensitive, but the MoD is believed to be testing a military jacket that works on the same principles.
It is the type of innovation normally associated with James Bond, and the brains behind the latest technology is the MoD's very own "Q" - Professor Sir John Pendry, of Imperial College London.
He said the only drawback was the reliability of the cameras and projectors.
But he added: "The next stage is to make the tank invisible without them - which is intricate and complicated, but possible."
(CLICK THE LINK TO SEE A PICTURE OF THE INVISIBLE TANK TEST)
Originally posted by Aelita
Yes, that's why there were plane parts everywhere... CGI effect my @ss...
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"I'll tell you what really happened on 9/11, it's really really simple. Planes hit both towers of the World Trade Centre"
~are you sure?Because it seems that the only ones that saw comercial planes hit the towers were news personalities that described the planes with such detail, the rest of the witnesses never refered seeing or hearing a comercial airplane in direction of the towers or striking them
lol nice profile monoclear, nice IP address also
listen I'm not the average ATs member, your propaganda does not work on my kind, try civilians.
"Please read what I said carefully, and then read what you said carefully, and then slap your self. I never said anything about the type of plane."
well , you by saying that planes hit the towers , can only be refering to the official version , were comercial planes hit the towres ,
well , you by saying that planes hit the towers , can only be refering to the official version , were comercial planes hit the towres , because the other type of "plane" refered by witnesses resembles a missile , is that type of "plane" you were refering?