S. Korea Develops 1,000-KM Cruise Missile - Page 3




 
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August 14th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Wonder what kind of plasma they're talking about.
August 16th, 2008  
Damien435
 
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Wonder what kind of plasma they're talking about.
From what I understood it was supposedly superheated metal on the surface of the wings, like a plasma torch, which apparently absorbs all radar signals.
August 16th, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 
When you superheat metal like that, doesn't it also melt and fly away with the airflow?
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August 16th, 2008  
Damien435
 
 
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Originally Posted by Lunatik
When you superheat metal like that, doesn't it also melt and fly away with the airflow?
I don't know, this is just a rumor I heard from one of the defense analyst websites I used to frequent. I can't even remember the name of the site anymore, I know it wasn't Jane's though.
August 18th, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by Damien435
I don't know, this is just a rumor I heard from one of the defense analyst websites I used to frequent. I can't even remember the name of the site anymore, I know it wasn't Jane's though.
Back in about 2000 I got a chance to visit Tupolev HQ in Moscow and plasma physics was being discussed openly then so I imagine it is not much of a secret technology, the Russian Academy of Sciences was working on it at the time and releasing papers.
 


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