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post #21 of 119
You want something blowing up?

How about the last ship I served on, USS Fletcher SINKEX;

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RWgr-lgXA4[/ame]

Still hurts me every time I see it...
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post #22 of 119
Ok here me out we all no the government military or what ever. Has weapons and tech that we dont no about so. What if they make a larger scale laser and attach it to a satellite dish put that ***** in orbit and the USA could shoot any thing or one that they could find from space ? Creepy
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post #23 of 119
jarofdirt1598.jpg


Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow):
... put your laser away, no use you getting beat again ...

United States Navy
... you didn't beat me, you ignored the rules of engagement in a fair fight ...

Johnny Depp:
... not very much incentive for me to fight fairly ...
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Friggin sharks with friggin laser beams on top of their friggin heads.
It's TURBO TIME!
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post #25 of 119
didn't they already disprove the archimedes weapon?

I can see it in theory, with alot of mirrors, and a blazing hot day, all done to perfection in 1 spot but not fast enough to counter a huge navy.

now with what we have we can have tons of them, buahahaha.

and wait till they make them bigger.

I'm waiting for star wars to go online with ion cannons roflmao, blasting whoever we want from space,oh yeah baby.

maybe one day we wont even need planes tanks or ships cause we'll just lazer beam them from space hahahaha
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Lasers? Pah! Give me railguns any time of the day.
    
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post #27 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by .:hybrid:.;13052656 
Because its so fast an instant... right? They could also make the boat spin circles so no 1 spot has time to heat into a fire.

Right. I don't think the intended targets of these weapons (other naval warships) can spin around like that, let alone at that speed.

And as far as a mirror, wouldn't that just heat up as well, and become non-reflective?
post #28 of 119
What I'd like to see is some god damn PLASMA WEAPONS!


And yes, they are working on them.
 
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post #29 of 119
They call it a ship in the title...it's an inflatable raft. This seems like a fairly pointless use for the technology IMO. Almost seems like they are just playing around like little kid's burning ants with a magnifying glass, only using expensive "big boy" toys. Bored out at sea or something.
     
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post #30 of 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmreeves;13052221 
"5000 year old technology called a "mirror" used as effective counter to multi billion dollar navy ships equipped with lasers beams."

Mirrors don't work on high power lasers. That's been established here many times seeing as how no mirror ever has been 100% reflective. All mirrors do is delay the inevitable. The problem is that with normal mirrors and a high powered laser you are talking about irrelevant time.
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