Re: Anti Zeppelin systems

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 18:41:59 MDT

John Clark wrote:
> Michael S. Lorrey <> Wrote:
> >plasma clouds resulting from both would work just as much against the
> >attackers, John, causing ablation, shock, and trajectory alterations on
> >MIRVs that pass through such clouds.
> The problem with plasma clouds is that they're opaque to electromagnetic radiation,
> but by the time a MIRV encounters one it's a cannonball anyway and doesn't need
> to know where it's going, but a ABM does.

Would not the MIRV's electronics get fried by induction currents or induction
heating as it passes through, making the control electronics useless?
Additionally, putting that plasma in the path of the warhead would cause
additional friction, altering its trajectory, thus reducing its effectiveness.

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