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Double Bluff Inflatable Tank Skin

disguise a real tank as an inflatable dummy
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A number of thin inflatable panels cover the exterior of the tank. They are inflated quickly using compressed air. The tank then hides in plain sight a km or two from the contact line, while enemy artillery chooses not to waste shells on this obvious decoy.
pertinax, Sep 26 2023

Like this? https://youtu.be/s_...si=cxXmshMkSYMhTnbl
[21 Quest, Sep 28 2023]


       It's gonna be a good year.   

       This thread will blow up. (or is that 'this tread'?)
AusCan531, Sep 27 2023

       oh, starting THAT again. Tanks. I barrely got over the last one. Shell we get on with it then?
Voice, Sep 27 2023

       //I barrely got over the last one//   

       Yeah, that tracks.
pertinax, Sep 27 2023

       What if it was a triple bluff?
pocmloc, Sep 27 2023

       What if it were?
pertinax, Sep 27 2023

       I swear, this site is going to give me Turrets syndrome.
21 Quest, Sep 27 2023

       Clever. [+]
doctorremulac3, Sep 27 2023

       Or quadruple
pocmloc, Sep 27 2023

       Just the one bluff is enough, once word gets out, for targeting systems to be aware the inflated thing may be a real tank.
Voice, Sep 27 2023

       Why make it look like a tank at all? Chicken coop? Outhouse? Pile of dead guys?
minoradjustments, Sep 28 2023

       Rocket battery, target 070 25 chicken coop. Load wood-piercing rounds.   

       Wait sarge... it's an inflatable decoy chicken coop sarge!   

       Ok Rocket battery ignore that last order. No point wasting rockets on an inflatable decoy...
pocmloc, Sep 28 2023

       //inflated thing may be a real tank//
Isn't that the point? Enemy doesn't know, so must resort to either risking assuming it's fake, or blowing up everything regardless.
The inflated skin might also help hide the heat signature of a disguised real tank.
neutrinos_shadow, Sep 28 2023

       //or blowing up everything regardless// [+]
pocmloc, Sep 29 2023

       Inflatable tanks don't generally have functional exhaust ports...
RayfordSteele, Sep 29 2023


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