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Subject: space weapon idea
andyf    9/16/2005 9:31:33 AM
recntly there was a patent for a gas filled half-reflective balloon to be used as a low weight dish for radars on blimps. combine this technology with an EMP bomb situated at the focus. you then have a high power microwave beam thats focused. it would work like a car headlamp. only a target it was aimed at would be fried. for aiming technlogy simply have a small radar at the focus, or some sort of optical seeker on the front of the charge. be a nice way to do an incoming missile over, and seeing as the balloon is inflatable you could pack a few of em in a missile. possibly they could be deployed from a high altitude aircraft. what do you think?
 
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Nanheyangrouchuan    RE:space weapon idea   9/22/2005 1:15:21 AM
balloons aren't exactly hard targets to knock down.
 
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andyf    RE:space weapon idea   9/24/2005 6:33:14 AM
they wont be inflated for long.. just long enough to deploy the dish reflector shape,, then,, pop. someone gets defrosted
 
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