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Research Breakthough! Production Begun!

09-10-2003, 16:56
Patented technology. Costs $100 billion for rights.

---Original Post---

Coldorran scientists have made their first major breakthrough!

Plans have been drawn up (and are under military protection) which will allow for shields (much like those on spacecraft) to be fitted to Main Battle Tanks!

The problem is that this requires a huge Quantum Fission generator to be attached to the tank. Coldorran designs call for this to be fitted inside the tank!

The shield spreads 1 metre over the armour (An advanced system copyrighted by Yera Tech(c) is issued to control this. In our country the state has the right to ignore copyright however). The tank will be effectively invunerable during this time when the shield is up.


Sheer cost. It is unknown how much a completed tank will cost.
Size. They are around 2 times the size of standard MBTs in length and a little bit wider.
With the shield down the Quantum generator is vunerable to exploding if hit.
The tank cannot fire with the Quatum shield up as the shell are just destroyed by the shield.
The tank is still vunerable to some damage as the shield does not cover the bottom of the tank (mines, grenades, etc will still damage)
If used too often in battle, the tanks can explode due to Quantum Waste.
It has not been predicted what may happen if two shields touch.
It will cut through anything, whether friendly or not.
09-10-2003, 18:06
09-10-2003, 18:09
Are you supposed to be a fuure nation? If not, this will probably be ignored by most people you RP with.
09-10-2003, 18:12
We're a future/modern nation. We are technically future but we fight in modern conflicts.
09-10-2003, 18:14
we will take the production rights and 900 tanks to start.

from THE BLUE HAND :twisted:
09-10-2003, 18:28
You're nation is not capable of paying for or producing this level of technology. Only serious bids please.
Soviet Bloc
09-10-2003, 18:38
I may be interested... Although those tanks would be far too expensive to produce and would most likely play a defensive role in my military, and even then there wouldnt be that many. The only thing wrong with it, is that the shield needs to be down to fire... Any skilled enemy commander could easily take advantage of this and many battles would be in stalemate, assuming that the shield doesn't shut off for a split second to allow the shell to be fired. With the relative low technology that we or anyone have in that area, it would take at least a few extra seconds to reboot the shield (but then you said you're futuristic, so I'm probably wrong)... I could be wrong, and most likely am...
09-10-2003, 19:31
We aren't sure ourselves. The shield would probably require approximately two-ten seconds to be recharged. But it could be different. All depending on the size of the generator really. Larger generators would be able to recharge the shield faster.

ooc - possible classification system?

Class A - Two seconds
Class B - Five seconds
Class C - Ten seconds (The size stated in the original specs would probably be this)
Class D - Twenty seconds

and our tech is near future.
10-10-2003, 17:55
10-10-2003, 17:57
i n00k ju!
10-10-2003, 17:58
mod alert :!:
10-10-2003, 18:00
i n00k j0ur /\/\0/\/\
14-10-2003, 10:15
Ruttio Manufacting has constructed a first prototype:

And in inital trials:

Will soon be purchasable from the future tech area of Ruttio Manufacturing for around 50 million.
14-10-2003, 23:05
Railgun technology is now being tested by Coldorran engineers: