"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> > If the terrorists have any brains, they would attack at night, after bashing
> > their running lights, so we would have no clue what we were shooting.
> Don't have to bash them, mostly, just don't turn them on. Pop the appropriate breakers.
> Getting best delivery on this stuff is tricky. There are a ton of variables.
> Still air near early morning has its points. SO much depends on the agent.
> VX is very different from our old buddy chlorine, etc.
> > This realization convinced me to skip the 200 clams on
> > a 30.06 and instead to drop 20 on a box of rifled slugs for
> > Mister 12 Gauge.
> Gee, why not drop 5 or 10 Large for a Gen III+ image intensifier or FLIR? :)
> > A far better idea is a ground based laser analogous to
> > the airborne and space based laser. Radar could follow
> > suspicious aircraft and if mischief were detected, could
> > slice off a wing quicksmart.
> Simpler than that. Blind the pilot. VERY doable. Mount them on tallish buildings.
> Of course, there are obvious countermeasures, but they don't work well for
> NOE flight.
I'm reminded of the dog that actually caught a car- "NOW what do I do?"
All that shooting down the plane accomplishes is to somewhat diminish
the distribution of the toxic/bio agent; the cost/benefit ratio of
shooting it down is not as high as we might wish. We need to think more
than one move's depth into the game.
-- Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber XCOR Aerospace
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