Endothermic Reactions as weaponry?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Dave_techie, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    okay, I will be the first to admit, there is a lot of thermal energy around

    but, I don't understand why almost all of the weapons used by umanity as a whole are exothermic

    (I've been thinking a lot about white phosphorous lately)
     
  2. lode

    lode One Man Orgy HipForums Supporter

    We put ice and sat on our hands for initiations G.
     
  3. Quoth the Raven

    Quoth the Raven RaveIan

    Probably because the point of an explosion (a lot of weapons are explosions) is to release energy, and some or a lot of that energy is gonna be released as heat.
    Chemical > thermal goes on all the time.. thermal > chemical not so often.
     
  4. Dave_techie

    Dave_techie I call Sheniangans

    I am aware, I a more thinking precision weapons though

    right now we argue that we have missiles that can fly into an air duct

    problem is they blow up the whole building, so that precision is meaningless

    an endothermic weapon would have a more easily targeted area of destruction, which, yes would require more effort to target
    but I thought we were trying to reduce collateral damage? so isn't it worth it?


    (I know the physics involved, I am asking this as a moral, and strategic question, not as a "it costs more, so of course it's silly" question)
     

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