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Old 11-14-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Hmmmm

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com/200...nvisible-tank/
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In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012.

The new technology uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank.

The result is that anyone looking in the direction of the vehicle only sees what is beyond it and not the tank itself.

A soldier, who was at the trials, said: “This technology is incredible. If I hadn’t been present I wouldn’t have believed it. I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees - but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun.”

How the technology works in a combat situation is very sensitive, but the MoD is believed to be testing a military jacket that works on the same principles.

It is the type of innovation normally associated with James Bond, and the brains behind the latest technology is the MoD’s very own “Q” - Professor Sir John Pendry, of Imperial College London.

He said the only drawback was the reliability of the cameras and projectors.

But he added: “The next stage is to make the tank invisible without them - which is intricate and complicated, but possible.”
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It would appear that our feline companions have already perfected this technology.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:24 AM   #3
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Dam :O,Now that is scary!
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:30 AM   #4
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well think about it this way. the war and modern warfare takes place in tight narrow places correct? so wouldn't a person notice a tanks engine running, an outline around a vast bulge in matter? i mean the only way this seems like a good idea if the tank was in need of camouflage and a plane was firing on it.

even then planes have heat seeking missiles on where they can lock onto the tanks exhaust...

kind of a waste of time. why don't they worry about ending a war rather than starting a new one?
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:43 AM   #5
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wow that's freakin kool, I'd love to see some videos of that technology in action.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:01 AM   #6
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why don't they just do that w/ our infantry soldiers? or is that after they perfect making tanks disappear?
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:12 AM   #7
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I wonder if it is even true... I mean if it were, wouldnt it have made headlines around the world?
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:35 AM   #8
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I wonder if it is even true... I mean if it were, wouldnt it have made headlines around the world?
well we do have some body armor that does the same thing. i'm not sure if we are using it yet but it was for swat teams. i saw it on like weaponology or something.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:41 AM   #9
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Yeah, but thats on a much smaller scale..

Hmm, I wonder.
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i suppose the theory is definately possible i mean take cameras from 2 side of the tanks and film the image and project it on the other side ..... simple,

although i agree with arrizx surely it would make worl wide news

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news found lol http://www.wtkr.com/Global/story.asp...1&nav=ZolHbyvj
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22689812-2,00.html
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,306678,00.html

guess i was wrong !
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