Originally posted by peacejet
The problems are mainly due to the anti-gravity devices, which will cause a huge magnetic field around the ship and if any plane goes nearby, the
magnetic field starts to act on the plane, causing the instruments to malfunction.
You are half way correct.
Magnetic disruptions cause the instruments to go bezerk(Bermudas triangle), give wrong readings and all of the things that can make a pilots day go
very wrong, but I don't know of any case where they actually shut down, or go completly offline, like a major system like the weapon system.
Originally posted by danx
There are numerous accounts and cases where UFOs flew next to planes and nothing happened to them. In fact, I would say the majority of the cases
involving UFOs and airliners, the airliners suffered no interference whatsoever.
Although I agree with you in your point, I must say that the interferences are not that rare as you may think.
Actually, that's why we must report any UFO (ufo, being something possibly alien or not) the second we touch the ground. If there is something up in
the air that can cause a plane to come down, it's taken very seriously by everyone, being alien or not. Passenger safety before "wow" factor,
Imagine that you are flying at night, without Moon. A UFO makes your instruments go wild and then they appear to be back to normal. If you actually
ignore that and don't contact a ATC, or if you are crossing the Atlantic, your instruments can tell you that you have the correct flight path, and
you don't. You end up with a rate of descent that will bring you to the ground and you can't tell it when maybe it's too late, and you hear the
plane saying what every pilot hates: "Don't think! PULL UP!".
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Im wondering if they use it as some sort of defense. Assuming that it was an alien craft, maybe sending out some kind of impulse to an aircraft that
is considered a threat is a weapon they use?
The technology exists mainstream since the Eagle F-15. They can actually prevent you from contacting anyone, and when anyone on the ground realizes
whats going on, a squad is on the ground burning, A.K.A. Air superiority fighters (win the fight before it starts).
Air jamming is "banned" (at least from being used) on some european airspaces.
Originally posted by Badge01
Also, what troubles me a little is the idea that a conventional radar system could get a 'lock' on a non-conventional craft using advanced
propulsion technology 'not of this Earth'.
If you imagine a battle between a small submarine and a 16th Century Spanish Galleon, you can imagine the reports. 'The ship was there, then it
disappeared!'. It would not even be a case of one technology being able to keep up with the other, let alone playing a game of cat-and-mouse.
So despite the high strangeness, there were elements of the case where it appeared that the Iranians were being toyed with for motives similar to
those of military objectives. Would advanced propulsion craft even be able to be detected? We have craft now that they couldn't have even detected
back then, including UAVs and probably one man stealth craft considerably smaller than the F-117a.
Just a thought.
It is true that skunk works projects are keep in secret way before they are made public. Like the F-117, they are made public when their porpuse was
already been completed... After that it's just a plane to show off and use in some missions, but if you think of that, it's like you do all the BIG
and important work in secret, and then you give your toy to the normal special forces and military staff so they can use it a little bit,
the money spent on those projects.
BUT, and this is a serious "but", you don't show your game untill you have to. None of the governaments (specially during the 70's) would be
interested that the other side would know that you have some type of weapon/technology. We are not talking about "war of fear and intimidation" that
happened all through the Cold War. We are talking about me knowing everything about you without you even realizing it.
As for the radars, people tend to think too high of the radars.
People assume (personaficating a radar) that they are like a smart guy with nice vision. "Oh, I'm seeing a 747 at a distance of 5Km's.".
Well, it's not. It's more like a retard waving his hands around and then hiting something and saying "here's something hard". The computer behind
the radar tells the operator "this is provably a 747, and according to the feedback
is at a distance of around 5Km's".
It doesn't matter if it's a alien ship or a Cessna. If it has mass, if it has reflective properties (the minimum) it'll show up on radar.
Stealth planes aren't invisible to radars. They simply use the computer that helps the operator against himself. Stealth planes dissipate the radar
waves in such a effective way that the radar dismisses them automaticly because it thinks it's some type of natural feedback.
And stealth planes aren't radar proof at all. They have radar detectors that tell them what route they must take in order to minimize exposure and
provability of being detected.
Originally posted by Springer
The fact these systems (navigation and weapons in the F-4 and the entire control system at the ICBM sites) were brought back online is simply
astounding to me. Typically when something gets shut down "hot" (instantly just turned off rather than "properly" shut down) the reintroduction of
electrical current doesn't return them to fully operational status, much less operational with the exact same, specific settings selected and
Think about that for a moment. The implication is HUGE in my mind.
Well... 50/50 on that.
the systems were shut down COMPLETLY
, then it is a shock and you must really start thinking even more seriously about this
subject, because, for example, RAM memory is cleaned out when it loses power.
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