Force fields are real!

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  1. Gaastra

    Gaastra Well-Known Member

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  2. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    so its just a radar and a gun?
     
  3. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Cool. Science reality FTW!
     
  4. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    It’s an awesome defense system but I don’t think I would call it a “force field” in the sci-fi sense of the word.
     
  5. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is cool man.
     
  6. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    Pinpoint barrier, Macross style! Now, where's my variable fighters?
     
  7. Gigatron_2005

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    Thats considerably less cool than I was expecting based on the thread title. And based on how many billions are shoveled into research for stuff like this, I'm let down. If we cant have real force fields, cant we at least have some Tesla coil tanks or something? Then we can at least have something kinda close to a laser cannon.
     
  8. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Yes, yes they are. This is a tracking gun. They put imaginary force field bubbles in the picture because it is fox news.
     
  9. CheetahDC

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    Tracking gun? The report didn't give any details on the system besides radar. Any info would be appreciated. :3
     
  10. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    Is that real? I mean do you have to kill the dude with the gun? This cant be real.
     
  11. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    it has a radar, it tracks the incoming object and shoots a "counter measure" at it. sounds like a tracking gun
     
  12. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Guh. I read the article too...that is decidedly not a forcefield. Fox News misinformation campaigns FTL.
     
  13. jet convoy

    jet convoy Beast Wars Forever!!!

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    Man, I don't care if it isn't an actual forcefield. That's pretty damn cool and useful.
     
  14. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Neat system, but calling it a Force Field only lead to a geeky let-down.
     
  15. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Whatever. I'll wait to see how well it works out in the field. There's a thing called a Warlock that supposedly jams the radio signals and cell phones used to detonate IEDs. It didn't work that well to begin with, sometimes jammed our comms, and anyways, they started using pressure plates, trip wires, and garage door openers.

    Fox News wants me to be excited, but I don't see Shep or any of them volunteering to try it out on the streets of Baghdad.
     
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    Magelite I make stupid look good

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    Eh, cold plasma shields could work...
     
  18. helix

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    look liek its based on that gun that can shoot 1 million (yes million) rounds per minute - shot the bullets by electric discharge.

    this could do the same sort of thing - destroy the object before it got there.

    have to ask though - if the missle etc can still travel on, due to kinetics as they put it, how useful is this for helicopters as it could still do large damage to them
     

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