posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 10:49 PM
reply to post by AKINOFTHEFIRSSTARS
You don't, you don't counter it.
In theory this weapon is simple a heavy ass piece of tungsten dropped on you from miles above your head. The kinetic energy is #ing enormous. It
doesn't have an electronic signature, it doesn't have a heat signature, it doesn't have a launch signature it just falls on your head completely
unannounced. It would be the ultimate weapon if they could get past all the enormous hurdles making it a viable, accurate, cost efficient weapon.
That much kinetic energy is incredibly hard to defeat, if it doesn't bust right through it will surely crush you and anything protecting you to a
pancake. Tungsten is on par with uranium and gold as far as weight goes, but unlike uranium and gold it is quite strong and rigid making it the ideal
material for kinetic energy weapons.
It could be a cube shape and still obliterate the best armored tanks, decimate buildings or ships. If shaped in a tapered point it would penetrate
most heavily fortified ground bunkers as well with an enormous amount of spall and hell pouring into the bunker as it drives right through.
The reason this weapon is fantasized by conspiracy theories, the military and fiction is it really would be the perfect weapon. How ever it's just so
freaking impossible to get right, to truly be the perfect weapon it needs guidance and that's really not the most viable option on a weapon designed
to free fall, delivering it's hit strictly in kinetic energy. It would defeat the silent kill option as well. Again, getting several tons of a semi
rare element in to orbit is another problem. Several tons of tungsten is expensive, so would the satellite that would drop it, so would the rocket
that would have to take it into orbit, were talking millions, if not billions of dollars. When you can buy a can build and deploy a conventional bomb
for thousands of dollars.
If we were to try and defeat this weapon I would say starve, or prevent the potential attacker from acquiring sufficient tungsten to deploy a system
such as this, or prevent them from getting a satellite into orbit.
If you get exact potential dimensions of a supposed rod, we could figure out the kinetic energy and maybe figure out how big of a mountain you would
need to hide in. ha ha