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Re: The iCloak

From: stiltman@t...
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 11:51:14 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: The iCloak

> I would say that missles and fighters need to be within 3MU to attack
> iCloaked ship.

Given that the thing has to keep flying in a straight line without
accelerating or decelerating to keep its maximum stealth, I'm not sure
that wouldn't just make it pretty darn useless.

>From a PSB standpoint, I could see fighters being allowed to shoot
at the thing from a 3" range, since they can put up a visual HUD and
manually direct fire at it.  A missile, on the other hand, doesn't have
luxury; if they've got visual scanners and really good image-processing
software in their guidance systems, I could see it, but I'd think that
loopholes in such software would be very high on the wish list of an
device designer... such that they wouldn't consider the end result
for any purpose if it couldn't even fool a bunch of missiles.
 The Stilt Man
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