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This is an idea for a denial-of-line-of-sight device. It
consists of an inflatable balloon, akin to an airbag, that
doesn't deflate. The device is launched, shot, or otherwise
delivered to it's intended location and activated. A
controlled explosion, again like an airbag deploying, will
it, afterwhich a quick setting apoxy will set it into
place, so that even if it is punctured by small arms fire, it
will keep it's general shape, obscuring line-of-sight, or
denying access in certain certain circumstances. It would
be useful if, a convoy was taking fire from an alleyway, it
could be used to block access from that alleyway, or
atleast obscure the line-of-sight. The barriers can be
linked to create walls that are deployed within seconds,
allowing you to change the battlefield in your favor.
Addons could be used, such as razor wire (to slow down an
oncoming force, trying to get past the barricade) or
electric wire (could also be implementd in ad hoc crowd
control, or make them very sticky, so that if you try and
climb or grab it, you will get stuck to the barrier (also, if
you make it sticky, if there's enough wind to pick up
sand/dust, you'll find your wall naturally camouflaged).
If certain barriers are to remain in place, the barrier can
be cut open from the top, and sand be loaded in for a truly
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||.... for me to lob grenades over.......
||Yes, but where does custard come into this idea?
||Why, it offers an alternative, less bulletproof, but more portable fill material, [xx].
||I don't know of the bullet proof-ness of custard or
it's prevalence on the battlefield, although the use
of fowled custard might act as a deterrent from any
hostiles (depends on which way the wind blows).
||Although, if you wanted to send yourself through
these tubes, i'm pretty sure custard would prove to
be an adequate lubricant.
||@21 Quest: ah, but once we deploy our inflatable
watch towers and optional pillboxes, we have the
||It's mainly anti-sniper fire, which is a large factor in
||the city could incorporate these into the drainage systems, for deployment on public roads that have manholes or stormdrains.
||wait.. why? is this for flood control?
||This has so many uses. I can imagine in the home, your sister comes round to visit but shes bought her two sons with her unexpectedly. No longer a problem of where everyone is to sit in the living room - at the press of a concealed button, an extra settee explodes out from the skirting board. Suppose they want to stay for the night? Bang an extra room onto the side of the house. Aeroplanes could carry spare wings and tails in this form, in case one of the usual ones snaps off. Like a lizard regrowing its tail. The passengers would barely notice turbulence.
||no, but the drains are already there for reloading.
||for all those snipers who lack ladders and can't make their way onto the roof tops.... we have a barrier..... otherwise we're fish, looking for the perfect barrel.