The Invisible Tank

November 1st, 2007 | researchmaterial

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In secret trials last week, the British Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012. The new technology uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank.

Professor Sir John Pendry, of Imperial College London said…the only drawback was the reliability of the cameras and projectors. But he added: “The next stage is to make the tank invisible without them – which is intricate and complicated, but possible.”


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