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Army tests James Bond style tank that is 'invisible'
Quote:Last updated at 11:56am on 30th October 2007

New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence.

In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012.

The new technology uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank.

The result is that anyone looking in the direction of the vehicle only sees what is beyond it and not the tank itself.

A soldier, who was at the trials, said: "This technology is incredible. If I hadn't been present I wouldn't have believed it. I looked across the fields and just saw grass and trees - but in reality I was staring down the barrel of a tank gun."

How the technology works in a combat situation is very sensitive, but the MoD is believed to be testing a military jacket that works on the same principles.

It is the type of innovation normally associated with James Bond, and the brains behind the latest technology is the MoD's very own "Q" - Professor Sir John Pendry, of Imperial College London.

He said the only drawback was the reliability of the cameras and projectors.

But he added: "The next stage is to make the tank invisible without them - which is intricate and complicated, but possible."
Let's see, how many wars ago was this weapon designed to be effective for?  I wonder how well the smoke and mirrors are going to work against the cell phones, IEDs and the falling dollar.  This will be fun to watch.  Look at Uncle Sam.  Watch Uncle Sam implode.  Bye bye Uncle Sam!

- NonE

Plume

so they kept at it (the philadelphia experiment). 
now we, with all of "our" nuclear secrets, "our" weapons and "our" secret hideaway's are gonna show the world "we" can't be F*** with! "we" will prove it to them. i can't wait! Let's do it! come on everybody. join hands. AMERICA! America! "We" Are The World's Heros!  >Big Grin
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