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||Wasn't someone around here renaming himself with a more manly name? "Wanton Brawn"; things of that sort? "Continuous Rod" should be a consideration.
||According to your link, the advantage of the
continuous rod comes from the fact that it
concentrates the force of the explosion into a 2D
plane, resulting in a larger effective radius.
||Not that a Hoberman sphere wouldn't be cool...
||Hoberman Warhead would be a pretty mean name to change your name to, as well.
||//the advantage of the continuous rod comes from
the fact that it concentrates the force of the
explosion into a 2D plane//
||Yes, but the bugger of it is that most hostile airforces
now use exclusively 3D planes.
||But seriously, I think we're talking about anti-
aircraft munitions here that are proximity
triggered. With a spherically expanding munition,
a simple proximity fuze would be used when the
munition was within range. A continuous rod
munition seems like it would have to have a much
more sophisticated fuse to see detect when the
target was in the plane of destruction. Otherwise
concentrating the destruction into a single plane
would reduce the chance of actually hitting the
||Assuming I'm not completely off base above, it
seem like the way you'd want to go is to create a
mostly 1 dimensional explosion. This would of
course need an aiming system as well as a complex
trigger, but when the projectile is close to the
target, if it can swivel and fire, launching half of
its mass in a somewhat narrow cone towards the
target, there could be a much larger margin of
error. Actually, in this case, if the explosive
couple launch a Hoberman sphere a the target,
that might be quite effective.