Disguising Tanks

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Egaladeist
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Disguising Tanks

Post: # 136369Post Egaladeist
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:04 pm

Just as a curiousity...

couldn't you hide a tank with ' reflective panels ' that reflect the terrain around them? Wouldn't that be better than normal camouflage?



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Re: Disguising Tanks

Post: # 136379Post Aspman
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:20 am

Can you see mirrors on your wall or do they look like walls?

It only works if what is reflected in the mirror also looks like what is behind the mirror.

They're working on something a bit more sophisticated now with metamaterials.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 092450.htm

But I think they're only up to bending radio waves around small objects. So you can make your coffee cup invisible to radar.
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Re: Disguising Tanks

Post: # 136389Post Egaladeist
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:55 pm

Can you see mirrors on your wall or do they look like walls?

It only works if what is reflected in the mirror also looks like what is behind the mirror.
Yeh but from the air, or a distance, that wouldn't be so apparent would it? It wouldn't be a solution but it might give you that extra critical few minutes to respond?

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