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Re: FT-HET Laers

From: "Laserlight" <laserlight@q...>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 19:08:08 -0800
Subject: Re: FT-HET Laers

> > something that can ignore armour??
> My poor memory seems to recall a weapon in GDW's "Brilliant Lances"
that might
> fit the bill.  Some sort of exotic particle with a short half-life.


> For a brief time, the particle could go through matter without
> interacting with it.	Then, it "degrades" into another substance


> that is very destructive.  Hopefully, it would in the interior of
> the enemy ship when this occurred.

in one of the traveller products you got a +/- DRM based on target
ship's configuration, ie for some shapes it's easier to hit the
"inside volume" than for others

>  You could manipulate the half-life
> by shooting the particle at speeds close to the speed of light and
> take advantage of the relativistic effects.  At longer ranges, you
> a longer half-life, so you shoot it closer to the speed of light
than you
> would need at shorter ranges.

had to be relativistic no matter what, as otherwise it would degrade
before it went anywhere--the trick was to fire it at exactly the right
velocity so it would degrade in the right spot

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