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Re: GEVs/Grav

From: Los <los@c...>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 03:54:24 -0500
Subject: Re: GEVs/Grav wrote:

> ** Counter:
> 1) GEVs could have limited hop capability to pass over trenches and
> some obstacles. They are less likely to set off mines (more
> distributed weight, higher off the ground).

I don't know about that,  huge GEVs  will a  require a hell of a lot of
hop to make it tactically viable, but you still are left dealing with
rough sloped terrain as per Allan's point.

And regarding mines that would be an easy fix, to make mines effective
against GEV. In fact the standard US AntiTank mine (M21) alreay has a
device that you attach to the top to kill tanks that don't actually run
them over with threads but pass over the middle. It's a little stick
can be easily made to look like any other weed. You bend over the stick
and it detonates the mine sending a plate charge right into the

Instead of making things bigger I'd worry about making them smaller and
keeping the signature down. At technology most always we be more
pound or pound then tank technology. Wanna wast your money on bolos ofr
100 ton tanks? I'll put mine into shoulder or back-of-donkey fired
missiles, micro-nukes of other hyper-kinetic killing rounds.


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