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Re: Gauss weapons

From: Roger Books <books@m...>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 14:02:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Gauss weapons

On  2-May-00 at 13:45, Alex Kettle ( wrote:
> Hello all, I've been lurking here for a while, thought I'd jump in.
> off, my group plays SG, looking at DS (few run throughs) and are
trying to
> get FT from our store- as something different since B5 Wars is our
> game- I already have a small fleet of Sa'vas'ku (sp?) turned into
> ships. Maybe the actual shadow cruiser minis (which are really nice
> would make good Sa'vas'ku? :-)
> Anyway,
> Thomas Barclay wrote:
> >Oerjan suggests a ceramic coating for a gauss flechette. Seems like a
> >idea - easier penetration through the atmosphere I'd imagine.
> >
> >How about some sort of "molecularly aligned" metal or something like
> >synthetic diamond (maybe a diamond tip)? I dunno, just crazy talk.
> We can put diamond films on objects now, it's a fairly simple process
> was developed by one of my professors at York University in Toronto (a
> years ago before I graduated). It involves a carbon coating, using
> pressures and a laser. The exact process of course I don't know, but I
> know that he apparently sold it to NASA. The plan I believe was to
> the process further to create diamond films on satellites and other
> objects- the ultra hard coating to help protect from space dust etc.
> perhaps the flechette could be coated in a diamond film to help
> strength and penetration?
> Just a thought,

Just saw a pointer on newsgroups that they were starting
to coat lenses with a diamond coating, can't be that expensive.
(Although I do large format and $2K for a lense is not unusual).


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