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Old May 14th, 2019, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Carlobrand View Post
I wonder ...

A. if it responds to acceleration the way it responds to gravity,


B. if one set up two artificial gravity fields with one perpendicular to the other, would it effectively explode along the "edge" created by those fields?

If both A and B, it has potential as a weapon. Set up a field perpendicular to the axis of thrust, have the missile do a flyby, the explosion hits like a pickaxe.
A. Assuming it follows Relativity, there is no local way to distinguish acceleration and gravity--so it should. Unless it's from a snooty part of quantum mechanics that refuses to acknowledge how things are all relative.

B. On the other hand, combining two acceleration vectors gives one resultant, so you're out of luck. Unless it's a 4-D space plenum, and you can spin it in two perpendicular directions simultaneously . . .
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Default TDX is here sort of.

Directional explosives have been in use for a century already. Antitank munitions are designed with a hollow cone focusing the majority of an explosive in a sharp thin beam of a shaped copper penetrator. Look up the Munroe or Neumann effect. They can be used to put a hole through a couple inches to blasting holes big enough to drop oil drum sized charges to permanently remove runways. It can be very bad for your health to be beside or behind a shape charge detonating. Only a portion of the explosive force goes into the penetrative effect, the rest still blows out in a 360 degree sphere.
A ring detonation effect has been in use for Air to air missiles for over 50 years. It is similar to the TDX effect spreading a ring of shrapnel perpendicular to the missiles flight.
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