See-through Tank

For at least 20 years, I’ve been telling this to anyone who might conceivably take this idea and run with it as a business. Form a real-time sphere (or cubemap) of video around an airplane using an array of cameras. Give anyone who wants one a VR HMD and index their chosen POV into said sphere of video. Viola. Invisible airplane, at least to those wearing the HMDs. It would be a much better way to pass several hours in flight than watching movies IMO.

Anyway, alas, if I want to do this today, I’d need to drive a tank. Tak, Norway.

Norway’s VR test helps soldiers see through armored vehicles.


  1. #1 by Aron Rubin on May 6, 2014 - 2:53 am

    F-35 see-through cockpit

  2. #2 by Avi on May 6, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Indeed, Aron, thanks.

    Wasn’t that monochrome IR overlaid as see-through HUD? Cool nevertheless.

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