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    I've been thinking that a huge tesla coil could fry misiles and planes circuits. It could be a good defense.
    What do you think?

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    I'm unfamiliar with telsa coil, what is it?


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    From what Ive read Tesla coils are high frequency oscillators that manifest lighting and high voltage radio-frequency detectable in the general area as a wireless transmission of electricity. Images of coils show hudge discharging arch lighting and very high frequencies obviously the arch lighting is naturally attracted to nearby grounded conductors, and this is where the lighting discharge is more focused and prominent, between the two potentials.

    Tesla used his coils to generate ultra high frequency electricity which is how he stumbled across scalar waves, a pure longitudinal wave, a potential that propagated through vacuum , a none hertzian wave form.

    http://www.amazing1.com/tesla.htm

    http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/tesla.html
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    interesting.

    well, as with any weapons system, as long as they can be targeted at a specific point it'll work.
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    Isn't this along the same lines as the particle beam weapons they started working on late in WWII ?
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    i'm only familiar with the kind they wanted for shooting down ICBM's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    I'm unfamiliar with telsa coil, what is it?
    It's that "bzzzzt! bzzzzzt!" thing from the old Frankenstein movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silas
    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    I'm unfamiliar with telsa coil, what is it?
    It's that "bzzzzt! bzzzzzt!" thing from the old Frankenstein movies.
    never seen those.
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    well
    1st thing u gonna need lots of energy
    2nd u gonna have to need suits
    3rd is friendly fire
    but funny this dont happen in red alert 2
    no time for lots of things
    must save time
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    You can't shoot ground to air first off. The missiles and such aren't grounded. BTW I have a coil in my room, and it is not deadly. The military have used such things, called death rays (if I'm not mistaken), it was made to run at a low frequency. Higher frequency coils can pass through you with out damaging you though (or it may be the other way around).
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    Some of the ideas I have heard over the years could not have come from any credible scientific source whatsover, I believe there might be an element of "If they think we have a deathray they might not attack us"
    ie pure propoganda - which is rampant in all conflicts tensions, at all sorts of levels, from the Brits in WWII placing huge numbers of inflatable tanks along their south coast to convince their enemies (it even included false radio traffic) right through to 'reverse propoganda' of the type that says 'he has weapons of mass destruction we need to take them out'
    (mentioning no names).

    I understand that the SDI started by the US and proclaiming to be able to shoot down Russian satellites and missiles using high powered lasers and costing Billions of dollars was countered by the Russians coating their weapons with a laser reflecting foil costing a few bucks and closely resembling the foil a cook might use in the Kitchen.

    So I think they are pretty well all sound in principle but impracticle in reality. A shoulder launched missile (SAM) might be cheaper.
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    Thanks for sharing~~
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    9 year old zombie thread wants brains!
    Fixin' shit that ain't broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wallaby
    I'm unfamiliar with telsa coil, what is it?
    It's that "bzzzzt! bzzzzzt!" thing from the old Frankenstein movies.
    Are you thinking of a high voltage traveling arc (commonly known as a Jacob's ladder)?

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