posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 12:14 AM
What a bunch of bull-you-know-what-I-mean. I highly doubt the existance of Grey's in that form. This is speculation on speculation again. A
masterplan based on the assumption that certain things that are not even proven yet are true.
But, I will use this post about a little snipped about weapons for my own amusement anyways. Seeming it get's closed to a post where I can spill some
info and info is always good, even when it's junk. Thing is that the pointed way of the TS makes no sence. An advanced race able to visit us got
Ah yes, weapons.
As a kid I always loved to draw weapons and war. As a grown up my bookcase is filled with books about Napoleon, the Roman Empire and the art of war
and my DVD collections matches in taste as well.
To be honest laser and just plain plasma are not well suited for weapons. For starters both are straight line weapons. Laser was a potent weapon in
the past but it got killed as a technology for weapons in space.
You see, laser is focused light, generally outside the human eye spectrum. Focused light equals frequency and amplitude. A ‘shield’ does not
really exist thou it is true that in the past extra padded armour was placed on space-ships to protect them from lasers. The effect was…doable. That
means that you could survive somehow against laser for a short period of time.
Counteraction of laser started for real with the use of dampening fields. The initial idea came from using laser beams to stop laser beams. While good
in theory, it was horrific in practice. First the system needs to find a charging capacitor, verifying whether those capacitors stand for laser
weapons and responding in time. Needless to say, this never came further then a prototype.
The project was abandoned and a new technology was developed based upon a dampening field that relied on a frequency modulated field that dampened or
distorted the beams. Initial prototypes had long solid antenna’s that formed a field. First types where to weak to completely block the field but
eventually a prototype arrived that was strong enough. The antenna’s where made retractable so that they wouldn’t get damaged during normal
flight. It doesn’t take a genius to see the obvious problem with this technology. Enemy ships would use conventional weapons to destroy the
antenna’s dotting the ships and used laser weapons afterwards.
The last development was the mergers of both armour and field arrays. So-called ‘active armour’ was developed. Generally speaking the armour had a
layer of very minute bumps that each generated a minute field, together they generated a strong enough field to stop or at least severely weaken a
laser beam. Increasing the power of laser beams had little result because the technology to power lasers and dampening fields was very similar.
The next best thing is plasma, but development of plasma weapons had…problems. You see, plasma requires a source to keep it in plasma form and to
not let it ‘evaporate’. Advanced research in energy capacitors created a sponge like material that could absorb plasma and release it over time.
The real problem was the amount released. How larger the ‘sponge surface’ how more loss of energy over time. In other words plasmatic projectiles
became weaker over distance, and this relative over its size. At the same time the object needed to be ‘leaking’ plasma to keep the chain reaction
The solution was capsulation. Basically speaking, the leaking problem was solved using insulation. A polymeric non-conductive alloy was developed that
was given holes in it. The plasma could seep out through the holes while the insulation would contain most of the energy thus making it travel over
larger distances while retaining most of its payload.
Just for the info, propulsion is done by a miniature ion drive (similar but better then what NASA is currently testing) and guidance is fixed by a
sensory system in the front of the egg shaped projectile.