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maybe if the enemy wore 3D glasses they would be fooled..

the military should invest in handing out the glasses to enemy combatants.
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That was the worst Bond movie ever.
yup.

a korean guy turning into a snooty white british guy? i mean CMON!!
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I had this idea first, honest.
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Originally Posted by BinaryBummer View Post
It is all great in theory, but price wise and battle functionality I think will show a fail more over.
It is a nice concept but under shock waves and concussions, frags and environment dirt/sand/water I don't think it will go well.

We will see.
Why not? it is not like they are going to play the role of the spy in TF2 and backstabbing enemies. Think of an overwatch position


Sure, this wouldn't be much more effective during close range fighting or when you know where the tank is already.

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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Looking at it from different angles would reveal the camouflage....


Lets see how this plays out
Read above again. Long range wouldn't matter, besides I don't think they mean actually projecting an image from the other side of the vehicle, more like being able to have different types of camo patterns and such depending upon environment.
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Originally Posted by sublimejhn View Post
Yeah, and let's be honest. As far as the military is concerned, people are cheap, this technology isn't. Don't get me wrong, I am prior military and I enjoyed my time in, but anyone that thinks that the military will be willing to fork over the kind of cash this would cost just to save a few replaceable lives is kidding themselves
If this is true, why are there so many cases when the military puts many more lives and military hardware in danger to rescue a downed pilot or equivalent?
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Originally Posted by MadCatMk2 View Post
And then thermal cameras were invented.
Oh wait..
1. Get in overwatch position
2. Turn off tanks engine and wait until it cools
3. ????
4. PROFIT!
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This is nice. In a desert, on a big open plain, in a forest. But where 95% of the war takes place these days is in cities. What about them ? I see no use for this in urban areas.
It is not necessarily meant to be effective for CQC.
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Wat is the point..? Modern tank use much more sophisticated targeting methods such as thermal imaging anyways...? Unless you can somehow "mask" the heat of the giant tank engine you will just be an "invisible" giant heat source on a thermal scope.
Again, in tanks you can turn off the engine. Not to mention that not all militaries have thermals (Iraqis - See battle of 73 Easting). This is would also be very effective in a war like in Afghanistan.
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Pshhht I already have the worlds largest fleet of invisible tanks.




You just can't see them.
    
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give it a electric motor and use it for stealth missions and it has promise, i dont see this being helpful for a traditional battlefield though.
implying the traditional battlefield still exists anymore.
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Red Alert 2 Mirage Tanks anyone:
http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Mirage_Tank_(Red_Alert_2)

Now if we can just train our tank commanders to say silly things when command calls them up:
"Nobody here but us trees."
"Surprise!"
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If this is true, why are there so many cases when the military puts many more lives and military hardware in danger to rescue a downed pilot or equivalent?
Intelligence.
Wouldn't want any information to fall in enemy hands. And because of the media. It'll get massive coverage if they leave a guy to die. Not that it's wrong to leave the guy there, they could lose far more men retrieving him, it's just that the media will convince people that it's wrong.
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Well I guess we know what the next Call of Duty will be then...
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