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What will happen when the world's armies run out of oil?

Posted Sep 29, '12 at 7:38pm

danielo

danielo

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Im affraid to say punisher, but with all of today technoligy, tis very very very hard to destroy a tank not by air force or heavy artilary.

So long the days wher a boy could throw a molotoc ****tail from his window and destroy a tank, or an ambush by guarilla bazooka team could stop an advancing army.

there is a new equipment for tanks made in Israel, its called wind coat. its shoot off anti tanks missles and other threat. RPG will be almost useless now.

an averge militia cannot stop an Abraams, even that this tasnk is far from perfect. maybe an assult on the tank himself in an urban enviorment may work, but i doubt it.

 

Posted Sep 29, '12 at 10:29pm

NGcigar

NGcigar

3 posts

well if it does happen the military will go back to old tactics; we wont allow something like oil stop us from advancing. It might take longer for the military to do its job, but it will continue to do the same thing just in a different manner, like longer ruck marches.

 

Posted Sep 30, '12 at 7:50am

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

1,858 posts

Im affraid to say punisher, but with all of today technoligy, tis very very very hard to destroy a tank not by air force or heavy artilary.

So long the days wher a boy could throw a molotoc ****tail from his window and destroy a tank, or an ambush by guarilla bazooka team could stop an advancing army.

there is a new equipment for tanks made in Israel, its called wind coat. its shoot off anti tanks missles and other threat. RPG will be almost useless now.

an averge militia cannot stop an Abraams, even that this tasnk is far from perfect. maybe an assult on the tank himself in an urban enviorment may work, but i doubt it

Lebanon war says other wise.
Also I admit a tank can not be completely destroy with out an artillary strike or etc but it can be rendered immobile.
When you are being pounded by a tank, you don't destroy it for fun, you destroy it to save yourself.

 

Posted Sep 30, '12 at 9:50pm

Zoom2

Zoom2

10 posts

Solar death rays, it's only a matter of time :D
But somewhat more seriously, I do think the air force will be increasingly be looking towards solar fuel for unmanned vehicles such as drones to allow for longer flight times with little need to recall them aside from maintenance and reloading.
Navy would probably be looking into hydro-power possibilities for obvious reasons. Heh, they even might return to wind-power options.
The army is a mixed bag with a long history of relying on the other two branches for transport, but would also have to focus on how to run their calvary running again.
Of course, this hypothetical is fairly ridiculous as if the armies have run out of oil, than civilians have also likely run out of oil so we'd all have to face these issues together anyway.

 

Posted Oct 8, '12 at 5:55pm

EnigmaX

EnigmaX

100 posts

Lebanon war says other wise.

What conflict are you referencing, exactly? Several conflicts could be called 'The Lebanon War.' 1982, 2006, and The Lebanese Civil War, to be specific.

When you are being pounded by a tank, you don't destroy it for fun, you destroy it to save yourself.

Fanaticism won't give you bonus damage. Likewise, no amount of necessity can change the capabilities of a weapon. Hitler's SS were notorious for the devotion to him, but that didn't mean they were any harder to kill. Superior weapons and tactics make a difference, not an intangible concept.

 

Posted Oct 8, '12 at 6:11pm

fireangle

fireangle

133 posts

I think the when all the oil is gone we should take advantage of it. We could easly change to biofuels and other energies like wind and solar because we already started doing so.

 

Posted Oct 9, '12 at 12:40pm

Aoibheann

Aoibheann

3 posts

Massed infantry! All fun and games of course.

 

Posted Oct 9, '12 at 3:58pm

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

1,858 posts

What conflict are you referencing, exactly? Several conflicts could be called 'The Lebanon War.' 1982, 2006, and The Lebanese Civil War, to be specific.

2006

 

Posted Oct 9, '12 at 5:30pm

EnigmaX

EnigmaX

100 posts

Way to once again entirely ignore my other points.

Then what occasion(s) in the 2006 Lebanon War are you talking about?

 

Posted Oct 9, '12 at 6:26pm

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

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