Futuristic Hovering Weapon System

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LE
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#2
Strikes me as a bit dumb. Why change where they launch from? Why not just change the direction your fire them so that they converge with the incoming targets?
 

AlienFTM

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#4
There was me thinking someone had read episode 1 of The Zone by James Rouch (written mid-70s, set in their near future with Germany reduced to a smoking, chemical, biological hole) and thinking it was real.
 
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AlienFTM said:
There was me thinking someone had read episode 1 of The Zone by James Rouch (written mid-70s, set in their near future with Germany reduced to a smoking, chemical, biological hole) and thinking it was real.
I have a couple of those in my book case. Does that make me a bad person hinny?
 
#6
Having been demoted to doing the housework this week (yes, I know....) I thought that said "Futuristic Hoovering Weapon System." Now that would be useful.
 

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Dubb_al_Ibn said:
Having been demoted to doing the housework this week (yes, I know....) I thought that said "Futuristic Hoovering Weapon System." Now that would be useful.
You mean this?

 
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Dubb_al_Ibn said:
I want one !
You don't need one. The Yanks might but, over here, it was recently announced in Parliament that we have our own hovering weapon system. It's apparently capable of saving the entire world.

 
#12
Futuristic Hovering Weapon System? I know that John Hutton's procurement statement was economical with the verite, but even I would draw the line at describing Future Lynx in this way AND I'm in MARKETING!
 

Biped

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CutLunchCommando said:
Biped said:
Why change where they launch from?
Eh? :?
Well, if you note what happens in the video footage, the pods all deploy around the core projectile or unit, and using their internal thrusters, shift themselves about a bit in relation to the main unit.

Now, if there's a bunch of MIRVS and decoys flying towards a target in a wide pattern, why try and space these things out over what could be quite a significant area to try and 'catch' the incoming projectiles? Why not simply have multiple-launch rockets that leave the 'mothership' on individual trajectories that collide with the incoming MIRVS and decoys?

I'm thinking 'why run about the battlefield to make sure you catch all te baddies, when you could simply changing the point of aim for your weapon from one static position and fire bullets' . . . 'don't rugby tackle the other guys, just fcuking shoot them!' :D
 

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