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Old 11-11-2022, 04:02 PM   #71
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Default Re: [Supers] A More Scientific Golden Age

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Originally Posted by Fred Brackin View Post
In vacuum exhaust particles travel in straight lines like bullets and for similar distances. The plume will get wider and eventually be very thin indeed but as long as the back end of the rocket is pointed at the firer he could get stuff on his faceplate.
OK, that's what you meant. Probably something for the mad scientists, though even the sane ones will have weird ideas like windshield wipers or replaceable outer layers for the faceplate (one gets too bad, remove it and pull another from the box).

The experimental phase of weapons development (and tech development in general) is going to produce a range of oddities. In this instance it's one of the reasons that some nations are more interested in energy weapons.
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