Book 3 - Page 86

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Book 3 - Page 86
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I guess I have trouble grasping hos big it is. It didn't really pop out with the outlines in the background thicker than the outlines of the Archons, but WOW.
Spicymancer wrote:
An interesting one I just read on is using Chaff, tiny bits of aluminum to reflect the signals. Maybe make Chaff geysers that chop up metal deposits under a hex and blocks ALL thinkagrams in the area.


Chaff is used by aircraft pilots to stop radar guided missiles while flares disrupt heat seekers. The problem with chaff is that you need a constant rate of flow to keep up the disruption. It's a one shot thing used to throw off missiles for a short duration (usually they have to be coming from you rear as air resistance pulls them back). Chaff I knew about, but to use chaff EVERYWHERE sounds like it would be impossible. It would take a ridiculous amount of juice to make a constant flow in all directions. You would need to get in close go the city to lower the amount of area you need to cover, but then you're at risk for sallies from the city. I tell you, chaff I know. I loved the TV Series Dogfights.
Thecommander236 wrote:
Spicymancer wrote:
An interesting one I just read on is using Chaff, tiny bits of aluminum to reflect the signals. Maybe make Chaff geysers that chop up metal deposits under a hex and blocks ALL thinkagrams in the area.


Chaff is used by aircraft pilots to stop radar guided missiles while flares disrupt heat seekers. The problem with chaff is that you need a constant rate of flow to keep up the disruption. It's a one shot thing used to throw off missiles for a short duration (usually they have to be coming from you rear as air resistance pulls them back). Chaff I knew about, but to use chaff EVERYWHERE sounds like it would be impossible. It would take a ridiculous amount of juice to make a constant flow in all directions. You would need to get in close go the city to lower the amount of area you need to cover, but then you're at risk for sallies from the city. I tell you, chaff I know. I loved the TV Series Dogfights.


Well, hearing it's so impractical really chafes.

Eh, eh?

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Yeah, that was bad. -1 shmuckers for that. :(:lol:
Thecommander236 wrote:
Spicymancer wrote:
An interesting one I just read on is using Chaff, tiny bits of aluminum to reflect the signals. Maybe make Chaff geysers that chop up metal deposits under a hex and blocks ALL thinkagrams in the area.


Chaff is used by aircraft pilots to stop radar guided missiles while flares disrupt heat seekers. The problem with chaff is that you need a constant rate of flow to keep up the disruption. It's a one shot thing used to throw off missiles for a short duration (usually they have to be coming from you rear as air resistance pulls them back). Chaff I knew about, but to use chaff EVERYWHERE sounds like it would be impossible. It would take a ridiculous amount of juice to make a constant flow in all directions. You would need to get in close go the city to lower the amount of area you need to cover, but then you're at risk for sallies from the city. I tell you, chaff I know. I loved the TV Series Dogfights.
It's also used by Solid Snake to disable security cameras (and a tank) on Shadow Moses Island.
That's... impossible as far as I know. You would need an EMP to screw with electronics that are plugged into a wall. Unless the cameras are wireless transmitters, chaff would be useless on them. See chaff doesn't break radar missiles it just acts as a distraction. "Hey lock on to this instead," kind of thing. Same with flares. It's like white noise. You are giving the missiles something else to steer towards. Maybe the cameras used a type of sonar to find and turn towards enemies. Which is funny because the Mythbusters proved that motion detection alarms that use sound are laughably rendered useless by holding a bedsheet up in front of you.
Son of a bitch. I'm watching WWII in Color and they are saying alminium strips dropped by aircraft jammed enemy radar on the ground. The stuff was called "window" instead of chaff. Still, my point is still valid. The aluminum needs to be in the air to block radar and you need a constant flow of dwagons dropping the stuff. The archons would just fly up there and shoot them down or the AA guns would shoot them out of the sky. Parson's only chance would to be to make a unit that had a higher service ceiling than Charlie's AA guns and archons. Of course, Charlie may have pressure suits sitting around similar to our airmen flight suits. Plus, Germany eventually learned to overcome window drops so there's that...
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"HOW DARE YOU? I'M NOT STEALING CABLE!!! WHAT THE HELL IS A TV?!?"
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Finally. Rob has the material to tie up, the plot up!
Wrap it up. Comic is over. Everyone go home.

(Update on Monday any ways just to be sure.)