Posted On:4/10/2013 2:42pm
Style: Siling Labuyo Arnis
Originally Posted by Pharabus
Traveller (or MegaTraveller or one of the multitude of sequels)?
Yep, Traveller, around 1983 or so.
When the rabbit is caught, the snare is forgotten.
Posted On:4/10/2013 2:45pm
Style: Hung Family Fist, Qi Gong
Originally Posted by Diesel_tke
Isn't this the laser that they invented in the movie Real Genius? See, Val was right, they did invent it for the military.
Next up, making a huge house full of pop corn!
In the movie the final laser is 6 megawatts. The Navy HEL shot is 100kW, about 1/60th of the movie weapon. It's pretty obvious 100kW is more than enough to kill a human. With an effective range of dozens or hundreds of miles these lasers could be used for sniping missions.
But according to this abstract, there are also "strategic" class lasers also in development in the "multi-megawatt" range...stuff still classified...
They say the laser weapons are so fast and precise they can even detonate artillery shells midflight in seconds.
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