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Comms-Crabs

In the late 20th century special reconnaissance missions would normally be performed by small parties of highly trained men. In the TS-era the same mission is more commonly performed by a collection of diverse robotic systems. A reconnaissance/ surveillance force will usually contain a variety of systems. Some of these systems such as surveillance dust, […]

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Acoustic Location

Before the widespread use of radar a number of other means for detecting enemy aircraft were tried. Direct observation of aircraft was only possible during daylight and if clouds and other conditions permitted. An alternate approach was to use devices that could locate an aircraft by its engine noise. From the First World War and […]

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20mm Micromissiles and Rounds

        The 20mm micromissile owes some of its ancestry to an early 21st century South African weapon. The designers of the PAW-20 Neopup had the inspired idea of mounting 20mm cannon shells in a grenade gun casing. The resulting round had a flatter trajectory and higher velocity than larger calibre grenade guns. This resulted in a […]

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Weapons: Microbot and Mobot Swarm Warheads

One of the warhead types available in Transhuman Space is designated the MBC or Microbot-Biological-Chemical warhead. This is a somewhat misleading label. The minimum mass for a microbot swarm is one pound. Transhuman technical appendix version 3.1.1 tells us “The number of hexes of cyberswarms that a warhead can carry is equal to (bore size/60) […]