And next,the "invisible" tank

#2
Actually I can. We have some now. Or at least the Government think we do!
 
#3
Sounds expensive. Would it be cheaper to paint the countryside to match the tank?
 

maguire

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#5
I think it's a transparently good idea.
 
#6
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....
 

Cold_Collation

LE
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#7
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...
 
#13
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.
 
#15
We could just staple octopusses or chameleons to the outsides and make them really angry...
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.
 
#17
Hands up who thinks that with the current budget climate and operational priorities this will ever get off the drawing board?

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.
Aye, the enemy just look for the wierd shimmering thing. I think the issue isn't really that it'll be perfect camoflage - DPM is pretty much perfect in the right environment at any distance - but that when you change environments it still works; an extension of the principles behind MTP, really
 
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