posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 01:59 AM
Interesting idea. However due to the law of osmosis a "vacuum" wouldn't work. reason being is a low pressure environment draws in more atmosphere
than expels. In effect you'd be creating a more dense patch of atmosphere and creating an even bigger problem. What you would need do is create an
over pressurization a front the craft so that air would then create a streamlining effect around the craft. A similar concept has been applied to that
of the Russian Shkval torpedo. Although a different atmosphere and different method the concept is similar by creating a different micro-atmosphere
around the object in question. What we would really need is a method for creating virtually friction free material, but that is a good deal ways off.
It is theoretically possible if you used some sort of a particle system to act as a "Star Trek'esque" "Deflector" to prep the atmosphere a front
the object. It may increase the possibility, but doing so would in most likelihood use far more energy than one would conserve . Not to mention we are
now successfully approaching turbosonic speeds, how much faster would one need go in an atmosphere? you are approaching speeds where turns are taken
in radii of hundreds of miles.
No argument with you, just answering your question. There are some other methods which may prove... more "effective," but many of these would
require the implementation of "theoretical "technologies.
p.s. Nice first post! few here descend to the realms of reality, thus a limited number of posts. I posted a weapon system thread a day or so ago and
have only seen one post; too much evidence I guess.
[edit on 22-6-2008 by Maban]