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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP08 May 2016 9:41 a.m. PST

From a thread off the Hive Queen Yahoo! group

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Range for Netfire is 25 miles

An interesting tactic for a planetary attack would be to dump a huge number of these and a number of netted censors into first the drop zone and then in a wide barrier around the drop zone. The first set clears the aera of hostiles and the second allows the force to consolidate.

The best thing about these is how cheap they would be to model. The second best thing would be it would allow solo play really easily.

Terry Sofian
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From: Terry Sofian tsofian@aol.com [Hivequeen] <Hivequeen@yahoogroups.com>
To: Hivequeen <Hivequeen@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, May 8, 2016 12:32 pm
Subject: Re: [Hivequeen] This would be all sorts of fun for some advanced group

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Range for Netfire is 25 miles

cwlinsj Inactive Member08 May 2016 10:00 a.m. PST

Not sure what point you want to make as netfire was dumped as unworkable.

But if you are thinking SciFi or future wars and want area pacification, I suggest you investigate kinetic bombardment. This is when you drop inert solid projectiles which have been fitted with rudimentary quidance systems from orbit and use velocity to destroy targets. Very cheap if you can get into orbit.

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Jerry Pournelle described this as the "flying crowbar" in his fiction.

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tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP08 May 2016 10:59 a.m. PST

The Point I am trying to make is that such a system could prove to drive new and different tactics on modern, near future or science fiction battlefields.

The Isreali's at one point offered a similar concept for sale
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cwlinsj Inactive Member08 May 2016 1:34 p.m. PST

Not just Isrealis, modern smart munititions can include autonomous targeting. The use of millimeter band radar enables the weapon itself to determine if anything in the selected area of operation fits its range of allowable targets. South Korea uses this in tank & artillery shells -launch them over mountains & valleys to kill North Korean armored waves.

It is expensive, and it can cause collateral damage (see collateral damage discussion).

Unless we get into a full blown conventional war, no real need, and, if we do get into a full blown conventional war, they will probably be too expensive to deploy in any scale.

Future & SciFi? Flying crowbars. Add railguns for near future.

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