[LMB] Tactical engineering

Ed Burkhead ed at edburkhead.com
Wed Apr 11 15:07:09 BST 2012


Howard asked:
> What would be covered in a Barrayaran Tactical Engineering course?
>
> Even if the answers to the test keep changing?


A short list as an example:

Combat in "urban" terrain (surface, space station, ship)
	Zero g and low g (different answers)
		Magnetic shoes
		Velcro shoe pads
		Other tools for motion
			Friction pads for push-off
			Adhesive pads for holding still
	Normal and high g
		Equipment for moving loads
	Around corner viewing and shooting tools
	Opponent & IED detection in metal walled environments
	Environmental equipment 
		(vacuum, breath mask, cold or heat or chemical protection,
etc.)

Ground non-urban combat
	Water fording equipment
	Underwater combat equipment
	Rapid foxhole/bunker digging technique & equipment
	Undetectable foxhole/bunker digging technique & equipment
	Weapons shield construction
	Stealth
		Against ground combatants
		Against aerial or space detectors
	Environmental equipment 
		(vacuum, breath mask, cold or heat or chemical protection,
etc.)

Space combat
	Detection systems
	Stealth systems
	Decoy systems
	"Hide" construction
	Weapons engineering

And on and on . . .

Ed 





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