Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
January 25, 2007
WAR: The Ray Gun Revolution

Coolness. This looks to be a sort of next-generation taser. But not quite a phaser. Of course, like all things military, the coolness is mainly in the practical applications:

Airman Blaine Pernell, 22, of suburban New Orleans, said he could have used the system during his four tours in Iraq, where he manned watchtowers around a base near Kirkuk. He said Iraqis constantly pulled up and faked car problems so they could scout out U.S. forces.

"All we could do is watch them," he said. But if they had the ray gun, troops "could have dispersed them."

My only question is whether "130 degree" heat would make much of a difference in Iraqi weather conditions.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:32 PM | War 2007-14 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Very cool. I disagree Crank. "Set your phasers on stun."

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at January 26, 2007 11:12 AM

The human body doesn't actually heat to 130 in hot conditions, it stays at 98.6. Heating up the skin to 130 will be felt, and it will be quite a shock.

Posted by: Adam Herman at February 1, 2007 1:56 PM
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