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Canon launched drone glider airmail

Drone gliders shot way high, 100 mile computer controlled descents
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Using the extra long bore canons to fire a collapsed packed drone glider in it's shedable casing miles high, ground based computer studies weather to guide it to intended location, micro elec. wizardry reports back data and video, recieves instructions. Cheap when massed produced, armable, our scary future actually....once affordable we could send things to each other, have groceries fired over....mass chaos would insue.
M Carter, Mar 27 2008

WW2 precedent .... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artillery
See Rocket Assisted Projectile in this article. [8th of 7, Mar 27 2008]

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       SLR or P&S?
coprocephalous, Mar 27 2008
  

       C of E.
angel, Mar 27 2008
  

       I'm waiting for the version from Pentax.
coprocephalous, Mar 27 2008
  

       An enormous gun capable of extreme ranges. This would be expensive, impractical and extremely dangerous. {+}
8th of 7, Mar 27 2008
  

       Intercontinental ballistic mail...
DrCurry, Mar 27 2008
  

       Pachelmail.
baconbrain, Mar 27 2008
  

       or the second-class version, by individual small balloon.
FlyingToaster, Mar 27 2008
  

       I want the pinhole model.
normzone, Mar 27 2008
  

       I would think that a glider light enough for decent range would be too fragile to fire out of a cannon.
MisterQED, Mar 28 2008
  

       I worry the economy will collapse, because no-one will want anything else but this.
bungston, Mar 28 2008
  

       "Be afraid. Be very, very, afraid."
normzone, Mar 28 2008
  

       Pachelbel's canon would be so appropriate as a soundtrack to the glider stage.
david_scothern, Mar 29 2008
  

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       Can you get these things shot out mail order ?   

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8th of 7, Mar 29 2008
  

       Minolta, with a long telephoto for better accuracy.
elhigh, Mar 31 2008
  

       heh, "mass chaos"
hippo, Mar 31 2008
  
      
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