Friday, November 02, 2007

Such A Tankless Task

Roll Out The Barrel

The British Army is reportedly testing secret technology which makes tanks and troops invisible. The Ministry of Defence revealed they made a vehicle seem to completely disappear in trials last week. A soldier present at the trials said: "I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees - but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun." The highly secret trials were conducted by the Royal Engineers and scientists from specialist researchers QinetiQ. The system uses cameras and projectors to beam images captured from the surrounding landscape on to a specially-adapted tank coated with silicon to maximise their reflective qualities. The result is that the naked eye sees only the view which is behind the tank.

FOOTNOTE: Here today, gone today.


tammyswofford said...

Throw in millimeter wave technology as another great tool for the military.

Hammer said...

I want one for my car.

Hmm maybe that wouldn't be such a good idea..

Oswegan said...

I'd probably pee on my own foot.


Mary said...

Amazing what technology we come up with nowadays.

San said...

I'm having a slow day at my business. The customers must have gotten hold of this technology. They are not visible to the naked eye.

Merisi said...

Well, my kids developed a way to make things disappear at least five years earlier than the Brits. ;-)

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Weapons of Mass Destruction finally found in Iraq...utilizing similar British secret technology, the WMD's were cleverly disguised as fruit stands...hagglers never suspected anything.

The Egel Nest

~Fathairybastard~ said...

It's true. The next thing you know they'll be using hologrqams to hide whole armies. And yea, I want one for the car so the highway parol can start using someone else to pay their bills.