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# 6
12-30-2012, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
actually lasers are RUBBISH in atmosphere they bend in water vapour , disipate in smoke etc
that is true, but considering a weaponable laser would need to be significantly more powerfull than any lab laser, atmospheric conditions at a range of 1 km or more should not in anyway effect it. Otherwise it would be worthless.
Also lasers are allways inferior to kinetic weapons, the way they are used to shoot down missiles is probably the only sensible way to use them as weapons.

the knockback effect could be the result of spontaniously vaporizing tissue, that erupts through the small opening the laser delivered, but i think that could not be a strong knockback effect anyway.
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