On 15 Jun 2000, John Calvin wrote:
> I'm not certain where you read that anything would require nukes to
> generate a magnetic field. Certainly not in my response to Mike
> above, the word nuke is not even mentioned. The simple fact is that
Gee, I thought we were discussing sneaking in smart nuke buoys, using
passive stream transport.
> anything with metal or electronics has a detectable magnetic field.
> Large seagoing vessels can have a Magnetic "Signature".
The point is "large" and "ferromagnetic". A nuke needs not to be large,
nor ferromangnetic, nor burn more than a few W in the dormant state.
> Using a
> >liquid-filled blimp, one can create a buoy almost without any
> >signature. The water is a good shield, so you can make the warhead
> >very light.
> Water is not all that good of a shield. FYI there are Magnetic mines
Water is a free radioactivity/EM shield, and good enough to be used for
hot nuclear ash in relatively shallow pools.
> that can be set to a specific signature type.
I believe you, but if your signature disappears in background noise,
Unless you do it "hunting for lions in the Sahara with sieves" style, this
is not going to be a reliable intercept.
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