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"Unique" weapons...jose_Tex_mex
Mar 24, 2003 10:27 AM
The other day I heard a retired high ranking officer make reference to "unique" weapons we may use in lieu of house to house fighting.

I am just wondering what, if anything, do you know of these weapons. Here's a few I have heard of...

Micro-wave devices which can effect a city block. Just turn on and decide how sick you want the people to get.

Apparently, another wave device mimicks the resonant frequency of your bowels. Once hit, let's just say control is lost.

I doubt we would use lasers to blind troops. However, they are there.

Anything else?
Mar 24, 2003 10:54 AM
1. Alternating frequency, high lumen lights that affect the optic neve and neural pathways, effectively causing severe motion sickness instantaneously to the point of dehabilitation.

2. Acoustic cannons that do the same thing through ultra-low frequency emissions. Puke-o-tronic.

3. Foam guns/cannons. There are backpack and vehicle mounted versions that shoot industrial strength silly string that envelope a target. They allow breathing but restrict movement and immobilize. The backpacks, incidentally, look a lot like the particle accelerators from "Ghostbusters"

4. Glue guns that do the same thing by laying down a mobile pest strip.

5. Stun grenades...old hat, used by most SWAT teams these days.

6. EMP bombs that not only disrupt the Matrix but also all electronic devices in a given radius.

The Marines have lead the charge with non-lethal technology since Somalia. The rising incidence of MOUT combat (military operations in urban terrain) made it clear that the age-old tactic of "clean and sweep" room by room, house by house, needed to be improved upon.

I'm not sure, however, what will be used or what is even ready to be tried for real.
more weird sound stuff mentioned heregtx
Mar 24, 2003 11:21 AM
doubt any of it is ready for prime time, though
Fascinating article...thanks!Me Dot Org
Mar 24, 2003 11:43 AM
You could have some real fun at a party of schizophrenics with one of these...sick, I know, can't help myself...
sounds like Wile E. Coyote has been hard at work nmDougSloan
Mar 24, 2003 12:51 PM