They now have portable machines to look through containers. Do you think it's
possible to build something that was practical enough to set up on a road side
which could detonate any explosives that passed through a beam from it?
Would dearly love to send all those mad bomber bast***s to see Allah a little
earlier then they expected.
Think Iraq! Did you think it would be for use in the US?
Everyone is well aware of that. I was asking if there is any kind of technology
that could or could be developed that could eradicate some of these kamikaze
bombers before they get into a crowd of innocent people.
IE EMP might well induce a current in the lines to an electric det.
I assumed so. But if you meant Iraq, what about American troops
Only if you used microwaves powerful enough to cause severe medical
problems to anyone passing by.
And your tactical radios, vehicle ignitions etc.
Where were you planning on being when the EMP went off? How often did
you plan on triggering it? How do you seperate the bomber from
innocent passers by on the road?
Seems like it might be possible. Many years ago in a Navy tech. school we
were learning the APS-38 radar that used to be used in the big dome on the
top of the Navy 4 engine recip. aircraft which I've since forgotten the name
of. (P3?) Heard the story time and again of the 55 gal. drum of avgas on
the flight line that was ignited when some techs had an APS-38 at full scan
power close by. It had 150KW output, if I remember it correctly. I would
imagine that the bung must have been out on the drum, or the closed vapor
strength wouldn't have supported combustion. Just like sparks in a
microwave, I guess. Might work with a wired detonator, but may also
sterilize the folks hit with the beam. Anyhow, your heart is in the right
Trying to find the resonate frequency of the various explosives might
be interesting. And since they share so many commonalities with
various normal substances..you may well wind up with an exploding
fountain pen or mother in law if she is wearing the wrong makeup.
Hummm....that certainly does bear some investigation doesnt it?
It's better to be a red person in a blue state
than a blue person in a red state. As a red
person, if your blue neighbors turn into a mob
at least you have a gun to protect yourself.
As a blue person, your only hope is to appease
the red mob with herbal tea and marinated tofu.
| They now have portable machines to look through containers. Do you think
| possible to build something that was practical enough to set up on a road
| which could detonate any explosives that passed through a beam from it?
| Would dearly love to send all those mad bomber bast***s to see Allah a
| earlier then they expected.
Ah, another Carl....
Anyway, there was an article a few weeks ago about someone in
Afghanistan that missed getting demo'd by a roadside explosive. Seems that
there was a vehicle whose purpose was to electronically set these things
off. They didn't give any further details about the device, for reasons
obvious. IIRC, cell phones are used as remote detonators (I always wondered
if they even had cell phones before the war?) so its likely that these
devices make all cell phones in the area go off, thereby setting off any
remotely detonated bombs. Just thinking out loud, but that's what I'd do,
until I had to think about it some more...
What about an ON Off switch, John?
I said as an example "EMP" because it's hard to dispute that it could not do it.
Sort of to blow your blind assertion that it could not be done, out of the water
open up your mind to think of possible ways to do it.
Think "half full and not "half empty" That's how progress is made. The world
out to be round John, and no one ever fell off of the edge!
Yes, it could. So you have your EMP device set up and here comes a
car. From a nice safe distance you trigger your EMP (they are a pulsed
affair, not continuous). The car stops instantly, it's ignition system
fried even if it's an old fasioned capacitor and points system. If
it's a modern car with an ECU that's toast too. Also the headlight
filiaments, every tailight, parking lamp and dash lamp. The radio if
he has one is junk too, and even the driver's cell phone and
So you tow this first victim out of the way, complimenting him on not
having a bomb, and wait for the next one. Do you think such a system
would be popular with the Iraqui citizenry you're trying to teach
Yeah it could be done, until the bombers stopped using electrical
detonators and went back to fuses you light with a match.
Very simple, place large signs and audio recordings explaining that
all explosives will detonate when they pass that device 50 yards up
the road. If you have explosives for a legitimate purpose, you will be
checked out and bypass the device.
Please remove the spamtrap to email me.
"I always wanted to be somebody...I should have been more specific..." - Lily
I was reading something recently that warned against packing chocolate or
cheese when flying. It seems that those common food items appear very
similar to some kind of explosive on the airport scanners. That doesn't
reflect well on our "high tech" security - a low-tech bomb-sniffing dog could
easily tell the difference.
I'll be careful not to pack one of those 5lb Hershey bars and a big wheel
of Gouda for my next trip.
You are as evil as I am! I've been thinking that they should round up all the
RPGs they could get their hands on and modify them all to self destruct on the
shoulder, then disburse them to unprotected munitions stockpiles.
Alternatively they could let stockpiles of equipment doctored with tracking
devices be captured.
The resonate frequency is easy, that's how Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
(NMR or MRI to you civilians) works. Any chemistry library can tell what
frequencies would be good candidates (n-n, azide bond, or o-o, peroxide
bond would be good candidates). On the other hand, generating sufficient
power absorption to cause anything to happen is virtually impossible
because the energy dissipates so fast. Nice idea, but no easier to
generate than an EMP.