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Future of weapons will look like

  1. Nov 22, 2006 #1
    Hey yall, just wondering what the future of weapons will look like. I was thinking alot of emp type stuff and wanted to know what a defense is to emp. What kind of bombs will they use, what kind of ground weapons? Will they use biological weapons, what will be the tactics like how will they win a war in the far future?
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2006 #2
    Dumm dumm dumm dumm...
     
  4. Nov 26, 2006 #3

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    Call me crazy, but I don't believe tactical nuclear bombs will ever be used in a war again unless used as a "we lost, so lets fire everything we have". Don't get me wrong though, nuclear warheads will still be used on TBMs and depleted uranium will still be the shell of choice for tanks; however, nothing even close to resembling Hiroshima and Nagasaki will occur again. My reasoning is simple, no country wants to fire a nuclear weapon on another because they know that every other nuclear power in the world will fire twice as many at them.

    Therefore, I believe that the World War III will be fought like a combination of WWII and the Gulf War. A lot of ground tactical movements with air superiority being of utmost importance.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2006 #4

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    World War III? World War IV? You guys are definitely no optimists. :bugeye: :devil:
     
  6. Nov 26, 2006 #5

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    I just hope that people with nukes aren't sore losers.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2006 #6
    I hope you're right, but we may be witnessing a new nuclear race... India, Pakhistan, Korea and Iran... And pay attention to the Middle East...
     
  8. Nov 27, 2006 #7

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    I hope I'm right too....after all, its part of my job as a nuclear weapons specialist.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2006 #8
    Thinking more about it, space may play a valuable part in WWIII and the later WWs.

    Imagine this: Giant orbital lasers firing down onto the battlefield with consentrated beams of energy, slicing effortestly through tanks with centimeters of depleted uranium

    If a war between systems breaks out, Space is going to be the main front to dominate actually.

    The whole idea in the above would be to blockade the enemy planets until the y surrender, which would mean than any existing Space Elevator would have to be destroyed.

    If that happens, it won't a world war, but a Space War... Anyway, how many more years before a Star War, or a Galaxy War, or even a Cluster war?
     
  10. Nov 29, 2006 #9
    Giant orbital lasers?? whuffor?
    Cheaper to use mass drivers, ala "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress", et al. Or simply redirect a few asteroids/meteors. Of course that presupposes a permanent presence in space.
    There is also the orbital "Thor Hammer" concept. Basically bundles of "crowbars" with minimal guidance, dropped from orbit. Pretty much off the shelf hardware.
     
  11. Nov 29, 2006 #10

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    Actually, I think people would concentrate around their home world. You can't possible defend all the paths the enemy could take to reach the planet unless you're not far off. The war could easily be nothing more than sending attack parties along unpredictable courses and trying to do as much damage as possible before you were stopped.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2006 #11
    That is good for destroying cities, but with lasers, I mean precision work such as taking out their radar vans... etc.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2006 #12
    call me Sci Fi effected but....

    The next war will be directed off planet:uhh: when some race gets pissed because they just stopped receiving Gilligans Island:rofl:
     
  14. Dec 4, 2006 #13
    It's pessimistic, but is it not also inevitable? :eek:
     
  15. Dec 6, 2006 #14
    stick whatever you want to protect from EMP in a metal box with insulation on the inside so the electronics aren't touching the metal.

    i can't see another world war happening just lots of smaller wars.
     
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