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This looks awesome. It makes me wonder something though. Why haven't they done this on planes yet? It would probably be a bit easier to hide a plane since it is so high up; have a few cameras on the top of the plane facing upwards into the sky, and project the images on flexible AMOLED screens attached to the bottom of the plane (obviously in a way that won't interfere with missiles/bombs/etc) that make it practically invisible from the ground.
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post #92 of 111
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This looks awesome. It makes me wonder something though. Why haven't they done this on planes yet? It would probably be a bit easier to hide a plane since it is so high up; have a few cameras on the top of the plane facing upwards into the sky, and project the images on flexible AMOLED screens attached to the bottom of the plane (obviously in a way that won't interfere with missiles/bombs/etc) that make it practically invisible from the ground.
Wow, that does seem like it would be pretty easy... Me thinks we need some new people designing vehicles for the military
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I want to see one of these Tanks in action.
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post #94 of 111
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I want to see one of these Tanks in action.
You can't dude, they're invisible! That makes me imagine, soldiers would s*** bricks if they were under machine gun fire from an invisible tank. That also makes me imagine, what if the drivers/gunners themselves park and step away from it and have a hard time finding it again? (Lol)
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post #95 of 111
It's all good projecting the image behind the tank on the front so it's harder to physically see the actual tank - but modern turbine powered tanks have large thermal signatures and large flat surfaces anyhoo, and are easily picked up by radar.
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look, my bad. OK? i made a huge mistake by saying that and im sorry that i made you waste your whole day looking up something just so you can prove me wrong on the internet when you could have done something better with your time. can you forgive me for that?
Ah, the straw man. That's a classic.
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post #97 of 111
Actually, it would be great for aerial camo (as in, things looking from above).

They've been talking about this for years, though.
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post #98 of 111
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
This looks awesome. It makes me wonder something though. Why haven't they done this on planes yet? It would probably be a bit easier to hide a plane since it is so high up; have a few cameras on the top of the plane facing upwards into the sky, and project the images on flexible AMOLED screens attached to the bottom of the plane (obviously in a way that won't interfere with missiles/bombs/etc) that make it practically invisible from the ground.
Two things:
Firstly, modern jet fighters tend to be coated in radar absorbing paint that helps limit the radar footprint of the jet (AMOLED screens would probably be worse than this).

Anti-Air weaponry tends to track through radar or heat signatures. Neither would be affected by making a plane invisible.
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post #99 of 111
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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.
For sure, More like APC, for deployment behind enemy lines.
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