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Originally Posted by slytown View Post
That's not the issue. The issue is tanks have a hard time rolling up on targets in the desert with dust kicking up. Also, infrared sensors make this technology dated. Until troops and aircraft can become invisible, there isn't much application.
You never read the news article, did you?

These tanks are unsuitable for battle in areas where green crops are grown (such as in Helmand Province).



These tanks are unsuitable for battle in the desert (such as in Helmand Province).



As you may have noticed, I mentioned the same place for each tank colour. Parts of Afghanistan are filled with green fields - a sandy yellow tank sticks out like a sore thumb. It's impractical to repaint all your tanks (and, for that matter, other military vehicles) for when they transition between desert and farmland - in many cases, it happens many times a day.

Solution?

Cover the tanks in a coating which changes colour according to what environment the tank is in.

You don't need to worry about making the tank totally invisible - just more practical.
Edited by Cepheus - 1/25/11 at 10:39am
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