And next,the "invisible" tank

Discussion in 'Tanks, planes & ships' started by vvaannmmaann, Jan 9, 2011.

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  1. Actually I can. We have some now. Or at least the Government think we do!
  2. Sounds expensive. Would it be cheaper to paint the countryside to match the tank?
  3. i can't see it either, still it is invisible!!!!!
  4. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    I think it's a transparently good idea.
  5. I doubt the pictures on the other side will be as distinct as the one shown. Probably more likely to be the correct hues and brightness.

    But what happens when a round/house corner/brick hits this hi-tech fandango? What happens when you tap a LCD screen with a hammer?

    The better solution to this 'problem' would be the simple carriage of cam that can be quickly chucked on. ie desert painted vehicle with a load of green scrim to get lobbed on when needed.

    Or perhaps areas of side that are reversable.

    Or the creation of more than our existing 3 colour schemes and the ability to get them sprayed on as required.

    Of course that wont give millions to various defence contractors though, i suppose....
  6. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    Hm. Given its size, does 'Wraith: a low-signature scout vehicle' really describe what we've just ordered? Or are we talking about post-FRES FRES? Or post-post-FRES FRES?

    Or are these things invisible because they just won't fkin' turn up?

    Dammit: someone's fitted the outrage bus with a cloaking device...
  7. Is that the new terminology for cam net?
  8. How does with E-Camo work when covered in sand, dust, oil, coffee, beer, jiz???
  9. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    That made me chuckle. Then I got outraged at not being taken seriously.
  10. Very very post FRES probably....

    YouTube - UK MoD's Future Protected Vehicle
  11. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

  12. Would it be just as effective to face vehicles with a series of rollers randomly painted in sand, green and black? As the rollers turned, the viewer wouldn't be able to maintain focus on a static pattern. From a distance, the individual colours would merge into constantly changing shades. Continuously disrupting pattern camouflage.
  13. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    We could just staple octopusses or chameleons to the outsides and make them really angry...
  14. There's a problem with that. You'd have to train them not to take on the colours of the background, i.e. the tank.