British Army Developing Force Field

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mianmian

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If that burst of "force field" is strong enough to repel bullets, the wearer will probably be killed by the force field anyway.
 

mavanhel

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The drawback is that the shield only lasts for a fraction of a second, forcing soldiers to time the force field's activation with the impact of a rocket or grenade.
Ya, that's definitely a deal breaker. So now the military has to train someone with mad reflexes to press a button everytime a bullet is close enough?
 

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That's pretty much identical to the defence system on vehicles in BF2142! They might want to increase the duration slightly before putting it out there though, removing all your armour and using this instead is a bit of a gamble..
 

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This won't work. If you've ever watched mythbusters, you've probably seen the episode about the James Bond watch. The watch failed miserably, but they also tried REALLY big magnets, and they also failed to change the bullet's path more than a little bit.

 

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[citation][nom]mavanhel[/nom]Ya, that's definitely a deal breaker. So now the military has to train someone with mad reflexes to press a button everytime a bullet is close enough?[/citation]

Thats no biggie.. they just have to log on to Bad Company 2 and they had their pick of thousands..

Just hook up the controls to a mouse n' keyboard and we're set to go!
 

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[citation][nom]LORD_ORION[/nom]A manually controlled unit special ability? What is this, a bad RTS?[/citation]

It will probably be combined with a quick sensor down the road. But, I doubt the tech will work in the first place.
 

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[citation][nom]LORD_ORION[/nom]This also reminds me of the force fields in renegade legion. Just flicker it on and off really fast, forever.[/citation]

Great, now we'll have to start giving purple hearts for RSI. "Get us out of here, my wrist is cramping!"
 

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[citation][nom]mavanhel[/nom]Ya, that's definitely a deal breaker. So now the military has to train someone with mad reflexes to press a button everytime a bullet is close enough?[/citation]

They already have detectors that can track incoming ordnance, all they have to do is connect it to the force field and bingo.
 

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So with it generating a "EM" field wouldn't it only effect things that would react to magnets? Projectiles are generally not made of Ferris materials. I know they are all smarter then me but that is my thoughts.
 

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[citation][nom]pocketdrummer[/nom]This won't work. If you've ever watched mythbusters, you've probably seen the episode about the James Bond watch. The watch failed miserably, but they also tried REALLY big magnets, and they also failed to change the bullet's path more than a little bit.[/citation]
I love Mythbusters as much as anyone else, but their tests can hardly be considered scientific experiments. It's 5 people that are not scientists (they are engineers) trying to prove and disprove scientific theories. It's hit and miss.
 

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[citation][nom]Hellbound[/nom]I wonder who will be the first to say "shields up"[/citation]
If it doesn't work, we may never know.
 
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