• lettruthout
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    1128 days ago

    Seems like an easy thing to disable. A couple of shots to the pontoons would stop it, right?

    • @PugJesusOPM
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      1628 days ago

      I think you’d need to put a lot of shots into the skirt to make the air loss significant enough to stop it.

    • @[email protected]
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      28 days ago

      They’re not actually inflated like a balloon, it’s a skirt so the contact patch with the ground is actually just a thin ring.

    • @[email protected]
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      27 days ago

      Hovercrafts actually work without the skirt, but sit much lower above the water. The channel hovercraft needed to have their skirts patched up almost weekly, since waves ripped big holes into it. Thus I assume that one won’t be able to disable this craft with guns. Barbed wire might be more effective?

    • Hurculina Drubman
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      428 days ago

      it seems that way, but there’s been two different occasions where fighter aircraft tried shooting down weather balloons with guns and it didn’t work

      • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
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        427 days ago

        And those don’t even have fans constantly replenishing their air supply.

    • The Pantser
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      228 days ago

      Seems like a perfect use for kevlar if they ever needed a modern version.

      • @[email protected]
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        1028 days ago

        Kevlar needs hardened strike plates to stop rifle rounds. Funnily enough, we’re actually just right back around at plate armor with cloth tabards as personal protection and no one seems to notice.

        • @Agent641
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          327 days ago

          Wooden heat shields on spaceships.

    • @Agent641
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      026 days ago

      If you hit the pilot, yes.

  • @Etterra
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    627 days ago

    No amount of armor plating will hide the fact that the bottom part is an inflatable bubble.