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Russian helicopter death ray

  1. Jan 23, 2008 #1
    hi i was wondering about the russian helicopter death ray and if it was based on the russian multi beam klystrons and all in one technology. does it use tesla multi beam technology?
    thanks
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2008 #2

    FredGarvin

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    Other than total crackpot links, can you provide any proof that one exists?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2008 #3

    berkeman

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    How about the Boeing Death Ray?

    http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/abl/index.html
     
  5. Jan 23, 2008 #4

    russ_watters

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    They should so call it that.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2008 #5

    FredGarvin

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    Well, considering that the max payload allowable on an Mi-24 is about .001% of a 747, I'd say we're not talking the same thing here.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2008 #6
    "Testing was completed on the High Energy Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser on December 6, 2005. The laser was fired
    continuously for more than 10 seconds at a power level sufficient to destroy a hostile ballistic missile at operational
    ranges."

    from the "Missile Defense Agency Airborne Laser Fact Sheet" on that page.

    It may not be too long before they may be on fighter jets.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2008 #7

    russ_watters

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    They won't be on fighter jets in our lifetimes. It isn't like miniturizing electronics, there are some pretty hard limits to the minimum physical size of these things. Even something like the size of the emitter - too small and it will absorb too much energy and melt. And then there is the lasers themselves - they work sorta like rocket engines. They'd be hard pressed to get something like this on a 757.
     
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