posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 01:39 PM
reply to post by Vrill
I was truly trying to maintain an "open mind" regarding the alleged South Africa UFO downing until I discovered this phrase associated with the
The order was given to arm and fire the two experimental aircraft mounted THOR 2 laser canon at object. This was done.
I know a little about this subject and I can tell everyone this is total BS. Even if we could find a laser compatible with the narrow "water
window" that allows propagation of laser light through moist air, even if the air turbulence about an aircraft would not distort the beam preventing
power from being applied to the target, then we will still be left with the problem that a metal aircraft can only be damaged by melting, a process
that proceeds very slowly until inverse bremsstrahlung absorption heating in the "keyhole" plasma occurs. I do not believe any intelligent UFO's
would wait about for several seconds until its hull was finally punctured. Perhaps they shot down a dumb one
We have had the technology to put a >20,000 watt laser on a fighter aircraft for at least 40 years but it would be useless in battle. Moreover, the
only laser technology that could put this much power into a small light weight package is extremely dangerous and environmentally toxic. Fantastic
stories of laser weapons will always capture peoples imaginations but the only SIGNIFICANT application ever found for lasers is information storage
and retrieval (i.e. the CD/DVD). Even police "Dazzler" weapons now use LED's instead of lasers.
I believe some UFO tales are real but this one is total fiction making any discussion about "UFO Symbols" pointless.