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If I were going to war against this, I would cover my tank with a layer of glass and a layer of magnifying glass to magnify the laser when it comes in and bounces back out. Eat this navy.
you have swimming tanks?
post #52 of 119
They couldn't have used an old craigslist engine to blow up? I'd have traded my POS for that Mercury 200 engine.
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post #53 of 119
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They couldn't have used an old craigslist engine to blow up? I'd have traded my POS for that Mercury 200 engine.
well it's not their actual money, so why not
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It would have been fun if they would have had these when I joined the U.S. Navy 30 years ago.
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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.
Exactly. This doesn't look like a visible wavelength laser either so the mirror will not reflect the majority of the laser
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post #56 of 119
Ummm, wow?

Nothing all that impressive really.
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post #57 of 119
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That laser would burn through a mirror like it wasn't there.From a mile away with both boats moving this is an incredible device.
Not to mention how fast it lanced through the steel/aluminum of that motor. Sadly OCN is mostly populated with kids who expect this to be Halo or Crysis or something.
    
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Not to mention how fast it lanced through the steel/aluminum of that motor. Sadly OCN is mostly populated with kids who expect this to be Halo or Crysis or something.
Exactly. They'll figure out what all this stuff means in another year or 2. Game over.
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you have swimming tanks?
Let me get a new vehicle. Hovercraft.
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post #60 of 119
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Not to mention how fast it lanced through the steel/aluminum of that motor. Sadly OCN is mostly populated with kids who expect this to be Halo or Crysis or something.
Not to mention it's a prototype. I find it incredibly impressive they could do this with a laser from a mile away. Imagine all the fun that could be had once it's out of the prototype stage. (I can imagine a long-distance laser working wonders for aircraft and missile interception ^^)
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