Blackeagle (cdupchurch@hotmail.com)
Wed, 14 Jun 2000 08:34:13 MST


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> >Just so. It takes considerable expenditure of fuel and energy to try and
>knock
> >them out of the sky before they hit, so you get a free ride to the target
>while
> >the enemy is forced to expend valuable resources to deflect or destroy
>the
> >incoming missiles.
>
> In the first place, is it possible to detect these
>basketball-sized
>colonies?
>
> I would have thought this would have been an ideal weapon to
>threated the Earth Federation with. Use an unmarked transport to scatter
>these things into Earth's Orbit, and when the time comes, just threaten
>Jaburo with a constant barrage of such weapons. As long as you have a
>greater military presence in space and can achieve localized space
>superiority, there's pretty much nothing that the Federation can do to
>eliminate the threat totally, short of nuking the area.
>
> In fact, these Brilliant Pebbles can probably be modified to go
>for
>transports rising from the Earth's surface. This will interdict traffic
>between Earth and the other Federation military bases in space, hence
>making
>Zeon's life much easier in space.

I think the big problem would be coming up with a guidance system for the
brilliant pebbles that's useable in a Minovski particle environment.

> Of course, these measures simply doesn't have the same physical
>and
>pyschological impact that a colony drop will have.. (^_^)
>
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>Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.

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