posted on Jun, 14 2004 @ 06:20 PM
Originally posted by Jamuhn
Then, you could use the anti-grenade shield currently being developed for British tanks along the wire.
Although the anti-grenade shield has been described as a "force field", in reality it is capable of only discharging destructive current in short
bursts. Trying to make a "lightsaber" out of this would result in something like a tazer, except that the range would be shorter... Also both the
anti-grenade shield and the tazer rely on two separate pieces of metal with different potentials. The lightaber would have to be wide enough to allow
for two metal rails separated by an insulator. Anyway, it wouldn't cut stuff, just zap stuff. Which is cool enough... the tazer is better IMO
because it has the advantage of firing projectiles.
ADDED: Actually, if the power source for charging up this "lightsaber" were separate, say in a backpack and connected by wires, then I could see it
having some staying power. However, it seems that if two of these "lightsabers" touched, it would cause both power packs to explode. A surge
protector could possibly prevent that, but it would be destroyed in the process, so the next time there wouldn't be any protection. Actually to
disarm such a "lightsaber" just fire some metallic projectiles at it to short-circuit it. Maybe some kind of metallic silly string. This weapon
doesn't sound too promising.
[edit on 14-6-2004 by HeirToBokassa]