Thanks for adding this forum Stingray, I'm digging up a LOT of random tech I been beating my brain over for ages!
Leela25 wrote:Thanks for adding this forum Stingray, I'm digging up a LOT of random tech I been beating my brain over for ages!
No problem, and what a great day for awsome coincidences! I use to draw concepts for such "aerial mines" when I was only 10! Maybe I'll post them later. My fantasy in this case was the concept of "aerial minefields" in which there were thousands of these air mines deployed over a certain airspace to protect against enemy aircraft. Each mine would either hover in one place by means of a rotor in a shroud (or a helium-filled bladder-like container), or can be RC manipulable. They could even be tethered to the ground via anchor like balloons.
Leela25 wrote:One that springs to mind is the aerial mine concept. Has this type of mine ever been developed?
Just to be clear, you're talking about devices such as a floating type of mine, not land/naval mines that are deployed by aircraft, right? If so than I don't think there was ever such a thing. During WWII the US and British navies used barrage balloons to scare away most of the low-flying enemy fighters. I guess those sort of acted as aerial mines.
Stingray wrote:I forgot that "aerial mine" can refer to a mine dropped by air, but I'm pretty sure Leela meant the hovering type... right?
I forgot that "aerial mine" can refer to a mine dropped by air, but I'm pretty sure Leela meant the hovering type... right?
Right, mines that float in the air like balloons. Yeah, I already knew about aerial mines that are deployed from aircraft but that's not at all what I mean.
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