Archimedes would be proud.
Posted by Wickedpinto on April 10, 2011
I can’t link the vid directly but watch it it’s impressive.
Some might think that “Oh yeah, we apply 21st century technology to do what ever 8 year old did with a magnifying glass, or the bottom of a measuring cup on ants. But keep in mind, the target was constant, in three dimensions. That is a brilliant gimble and a perfectly located targeting system. As for the overall effect, you have to remember that balistics are very refined items in their specific builds. A plastic GASKET destroyed the most complex machine ever designed made and operated. A minor interruption in design can destroy a ballistic doesn’t require the minute it takes to set that boat on fire. You just hit it and soften the external shaping, and BOOM!
That’s impressive as all hell. Also, notice, it’s not like that boat is a static target, It’s being rocked and rolled by the ocean. Again. 3 Dimentional acquisition, AMAZING!