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The guided missile we see in action thrillers seem to work in air....like you stay on land...target enemy aircraft and shoot the missile...the missile moves and turns as the enemy aircraft....and finally hits the target...no matter how many twists and turns the target makes...the missile takes the same
I was thinking of using some similar concept to dig tunnels (to bury oil transporting cylinders or the tunnels for the trains...or something similar applications where they need to dig tunnels...
yeah...i read again and it sounds like a bad idea...nevermind! :)
[pocmloc, Jul 26 2011]
[xaviergisz, Jul 26 2011]
Atomic bombs to dig canals [spidermother, Jul 27 2011]
||would you shoot missile after missile into the tunnel mouth? where would the rock debris go?
||As the author themselves point out, this isn't a very good
idea, for those reasons and more.
||Nothing wrong with this idea at all -- just needs to
be implemented at the appropriate scale. Build the
missile with an Orion fission-bomb drive at both
ends. Let the bombs at the front end be smaller
than those at the back. Make sure the explosions
are well-synchronized. Then use it to drill a tunnel
||// Operation Plowshare //