You must not work on the “good stuff” then. (good stuff being the interesting directed energy type stuff -— I do digital).
All the theory and even practice were already available in the late-30’s. And yes, you can make a directed energy weapon with a klystron or magnetron.
Not sure why you’d claim otherwise.
But I don’t doubt that a lot of groundwork has been laid for semiconductors, wasn’t doubting it all, not sure why you put that out there, unless it was to educate others on this thread? Don’t really care... I know semiconductor processes have been a evolutionary progression from those early days in Bell Labs. If we had alien technology, I’d expect we’d be much further along by now. I want my atocirc!
But my point still stands, you can build a microelectronics disrupting beam weapon with 40’s electronics, the theory and the practice was out there. The guy didn’t claim the US Army shot it out of the air with a laser. Read the article, he claims EMP. The weapon itself was very doable and was more than theory in the 40’s.
And remember, we had atomic shots at that point, and knew about severe EMP as well and its after effects, to some extent.
Finally, if you are working on the interesting stuff of SDI type devices, I sure hope you aren’t hoping for temporary disruption of CPUs. We can work around that in software, no problem. Disruption should be terminal for the devices involved if my taxpayer money is being thrown at the problem.
And to reply to my own reply, I wasn’t implying that I work on interesting weapons technology, just saying I work on digital electronics, all public sector stuff, manufactured in china. Joy!
“The weapon itself was very doable and was more than theory in the 40s.”
SInce my current work is inertial fusion, you have no idea of what you are talkig about.
I will give you an example of the falacy of your thinking: Modern physics had enough information and tools as early as 1930 to successfully produce a laser....this invention did not occur until 1959 with Gordon Gould’s work (though one might say otherwise since his was a maser).
I did not say that you could not make a directed energy weapon with the available bits in the 40s....What I said was it was not done. Your point about EMP is meaningless unless you are suggesting that the US deployed a nucear device to bring down a UFO.
Look read more about this man’s claims and the air force officers who were there at the time. This man os old and truly delusional. You can wish all you want but this did not happen.