Thursday, November 01, 2007

Claude Rains Will be the Driver

Army tests James Bond style tank that is 'invisible' | the Daily Mail: "New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence.

In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012.

The new technology uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank."


Brent McKee said...

Invisibility for a tank is interesting in theory but I suspect would be of limited application given things like thermal imaging. A tank with it's engine running gives off a lot of heat (the Abrams has a massive heat plume; they say that it is virtually impossible to walk directly behind it). So what if you can't see it directly - turn on a thermal imaging unit - or even a pair of night vision goggles - and it'll pop right up.

Unknown said...

No doubt the gov. thought of that before investing millions in research, right?

Cap'n Bob said...

I suspect it means invisible to radar, not the naked eye. I say this without reading the article yet, so if I'm wrong you know why.

Unknown said...

Sounds good, anyway.