Originally posted by centurion1211
Originally posted by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
The Soviets had this technology in the 60s, on mobile platforms. They also had many claims to deploying these weapons in space (and did have experimental ASAT lasers).
Pictures of the so-called soviet "mobile laser" have been posted on ATS before.
All it consisted of were "blinding lasers" mounted on a tank chassis that were meant to blind opposing soldiers, not something that could actually kill another tank, or shoot down aircraft, missiles and mortar shells.