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Re: GEV capabilities

From: Adrian Johnson <ajohnson@i...>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 18:09:57 -0500
Subject: Re: GEV capabilities

>On 16 Nov 98, at 10:14, Adrian Johnson wrote:
>> Q:  if a Ground Effect (hovercraft) tank fires it's main gun, won't
it be
>> propelled in the opposite direction - in other words, there's nothing
>> push back against the recoil...  This would not be a problem if you
>> directional fans providing propulsion AND the gun was firing in a
>> opposite to the thrust of the fans AND you had "burst" thrust
capability on
>> the engines to compensate for the momentary thrust of the cannon
>Sounds like a good reason to use beam weapons ;)

That would be too easy.  Besides, I'd rather have solutions for the
technical problem I posed, which would let me off the hook for proposing
technical problem with a blatently obvious answer...

....ah....wha... what about the recoil effect from all those propelled
coherent light photons... or... the.. um... shock effect from the
matter-antimatter matrix tranciever...

fiziks?  bah!

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