Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gundam Technology in Russian Military

Launch the dummy!

Read this news on BBC the other day and couldn't help but to link it with the dummies that are being used extensively in the world of "MS Gundam Double Zeta" and "Char's Counterattack". ^^

"The Russian military has come up with an inventive way to deceive the enemy and save money at the same time: inflatable weapons.

They look just like real ones, are easy to transport and quick to deploy."

-- From BBC.

Images are from BBC as well.

Char's dummy ship diversion from "Char's Counterattack". ^^

Good work comrades, next time you make inflatable ships and aircraft carriers ya? ^^


Anonymous said...

Ah... that OVA scene brings back nostalgia. Nothing like a battle of the wits in gaining the upper hand (instead of giving in into emo-rage).

sl619 said...

emo rage -> gundam seed

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Zeta Gundam that started that dummy trend? It's nice to see them taking the ideas of Dummy into reality :D

Anonymous said...

Hey who knows? Maybe in future we can have 1/1 RG gundam dummy replacing the statue XD

Anonymous said...

they was doing this back in WW2
so its not new

Jesta said...

It's not new, but it's pretty rare for someone to be doing it nowadays. It's just as effective in real life as it was in Gundam; in WWII the Americans won a battle against the Germans by showing up with a huge force of tanks... made up of balloons and disguised cars.

Q said...

*Anything related to military sure attracts my attention XD*

Agree with Jesta - dummy tanks are not new for sure, since they were well known to be used en masse to fool the Germans that they would invade France at Calais. This worked well, as the Germans were taken surprised that the actual invasion took place in Normandy instead.

Dummy balloon tanks can still work well in the modern times - adding a heat generator will mimic engines running, which can fool IR sensors as well!

Though I like how there are dummies used in Gundam era as well - dummy MS, dummy ships... They are definitely viable tactics, even in such sci-fi settings :o

Perhaps what I like in the BBC article is the following sentence:

"It is a cross between a ballistic missile and a bouncy castle."