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Just how does Sonic Weaponry work?
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 07:33   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just how does Sonic Weaponry work?

I was putting together some Noise Marines, and I wondered:

how is the sound directed to specifically take out an enemy, without busting the eardrums of the Allies?


Little help here?
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 09:25   #2 (permalink)
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earplugs....

no, seriously... there is not any known technology that lets us direct the sound in one direction without it spreading all over the place. plus the recoil of sending a shockwave that can destroy tanks will kick the shooter many hundred meters backwards.

all in all there is no known technology we could use for this purpose.
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 09:34   #3 (permalink)
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If we're talking 'what if, some day...?' my guess it's some sort of satellite dish, sending ultrasone waves. Sound can bend (you can hear people around a corner of a street), so technically, you could 'hide' behind 'something' to keep from ending up as the enemy, who hasn't have the device you're using. Sounds a bit simple, mmh... I think it could be done though, some day, a dish sending out ultrasone waves of such frequency, it disrupts any technology, or biological lifeforms (or infrasone, that's another possibility, and yes it does exist).
In star wars 5 the geonosians have a sonic weapon, in the 'arena sequence', the soundwave blasts a stone pillar.
Actually, so the sound causes tiny yet strong vibrations, which could have an effect on the bloodstream, heart, and brainactivity, if used accurately
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 10:16   #4 (permalink)
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I think it works by playing Britney Spears or something like that loud enough to drive you insane hence it works on tanks crews. All allies are trained to ignore it ad are given noise cancelling headphones to listen to proper music while they destroy a planet be they were bored.
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Or it could be some sort of device that directs and/or cancels it out around them.
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no, seriously... there is not any known technology that lets us direct the sound in one direction without it spreading all over the place.
And upon that sentance Hadhfang took it upon himself to prove executioner wrong, having seen such weapons on the discovery channel he did travel to the hallowed halls of wikipedia where he did find this link


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plus the recoil of sending a shockwave that can destroy tanks will kick the shooter many hundred meters backwards.
all in all there is no known technology we could use for this purpose.
And he saw the knowledge he had deliverd and he thought that it was good. But the question still required an answer so again he journeyed to the halls of wikipedia and retrieved this link On sonic weaponry thus completing his journey.


So yes, we can direct sound and that is some info on how it is or can be used as a weapon.
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Old 30 Jun 2007, 16:14   #7 (permalink)
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The Sonic weapons of Noise marines are Daemonic in origin. They don't need the laws of physics.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 15:31   #8 (permalink)
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I think it works by playing Britney Spears or something like that loud enough to drive you insane hence it works on tanks crews. All allies are trained to ignore it ad are given noise cancelling headphones to listen to proper music while they destroy a planet be they were bored.
OK, so at GD Baltimore the DJ was a devotee of Slanesh and was attempting to kill us all with an underpowered Daemonic Weapon.

As for the sound waves not affecting the allies of the Chaos Army...um, they are Chaos and don't care if they blow eardrums out.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 15:45   #9 (permalink)
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For me I always think of sonic weapons as like the weapons used by the Geenosians in Star Wars 2 : Attack of the Clones.

It will power up some sort of energy wave into the weapon and the they release the sound as a way to propel the energy forward. As it hits the target, the weapon will fracture the organs and thus cause serious internal injuries.

Since sound waves can be transported through the air using some sort of vibration, and energy waves can go through air, why not combine the two together?

This is my take on the sonic weapon.
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For me I always think of sonic weapons as like the weapons used by the Geenosians in Star Wars 2 : Attack of the Clones.
Dude! That's what I said, apart from typing 5 instead of 2...
So it IS true, my comments ARE invisible. :'(
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