Re: OFFICIAL - GZG: Vacuum and zero/low gravity combatâ¦?
From: Samuel Penn <sam@g...>
Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2016 11:16:13 +0000
Subject: Re: OFFICIAL - GZG: Vacuum and zero/low gravity combatâ¦?
On Tuesday 02 Feb 2016 08:15:20 andrew apter wrote:
> In 0 or micro gravity you can get away with slow speed guided weapons
> ones that only accelerate when they get close to the target).
> have to depend on shrapnel rather than blast effect.
> Projectile weapons and artillery are line of site (no indirect fire
> weapon is powered and guided) Even a bow and arrow will have extended
> without atmosphere or gravity Clouds of Chaff will hang around for
> and don't forget about using high energy particle beams.
Chaff (and any form of dust) will probably fall faster on the Moon
than on Earth. In an atmosphere, light particles are kept up by
collisions with air molecules. In a vacuum, they just fall straight
down. So even though the gravity is lower, dust falls faster.
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