Funny how things stick in your mind.....I guess it's a meme-thing.
What I've been thinking about lately have been anti "projecticle' systems
for armored tanks.
I recall reading about an Isreali tank casualty in one of the Arab-Isreal
wars......it was drapped with the wires from wire guided missles. It seems
that one of the crew members was very observant.....he would spot the
engine flare from a shoulder launched wire-guided anti-tank missle and
direct the tank's gun to it....the gun had a MUCH greater velocity than the
missle...so shortly thereafter the missle became UN guided.....
Unfortunately they eventually got him.....overwhelmed by numbers I suppose.
That was years ago.....what might be possible now with the (cheap) advent of
Laser Radar (Lidar?) Psuedo AI threat analysis and targeting systems, Smart
Darts (guided bullets) and Hi Energy Laser Pulses?
I've heard that the age of armor (tanks) is over with the invention of
shoulder launched anti tank rockets....but is that true?
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