- 23-05-2012, 20:34 #11
Will it shoot down a Trident (from a Yank or Brit sub) before it turns Moscow into an interesting glass sculpture? Because if not then what it can or can't evade is a fairly moot question because Ivan still can't fire it at Europe or North America.
Well they can but then their major cities will magically turn into glow in the dark blinis shortly afterwards.
- 24-05-2012, 04:18 #12To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
- 24-05-2012, 08:12 #13
Liquid fuelled is intreaguing. They had big problems back in the day developing reliable solid fuelled ICBMs and resorted to some evil combinations of fuel/oxidisers, that made many of their missiles more dangerous to its launch crew, then any adversary.--
When Mighty Roast Beef was the Englishman's Food
It ennobl'd our veins and enriched our Blood:
Our Soldiers were Brave and our Courtiers were Good:
Oh! The Roast Beef of Old England,
And Old English Roast Beef.
- 24-05-2012, 08:15 #14
- 24-05-2012, 08:31 #15
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
- No longer six inches up the arsehole of England
'Everyone' knows MIRV - Multiple (or Multi-Warhead) Independently-targeted Re-entry Vehicle, whereby the bus altered course and ejected warheads acccording to a target list. Lesser known as MARV - Manoeuvreable Alternative target Re-entry Vehicle, in which each warhead was capable of interdiction avoidance, and select an alternative target from a list. Avoidance and target re-selection where limited by fuel and operational height.
In the 1970's both US and USSR were upgrading MRV ICBMS to MIRV and MARV. Poseidon was MIRV, Trident was MIRV (with a planned MARV capabillity). Pershing II was MARV.
MARV was seen as a step backwards in terms of arms-control, and iirc there was a heavy push to ban MARV under the various limitation talks.There is no question so obviously stupid that it prevents one supposedly intelligent human from asking it of another.
Likewise, there is no human problem that cannot be solved by the correct application of the appropriate quantity of high explosive, the suitable quantity being derived by the Formula P, where P = "plenty"
Nobody ever imagined a bunch of Orcs would steal a database table...
- 25-05-2012, 14:11 #16
- 25-05-2012, 14:40 #17
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- Feb 2007
Would this fifth generation missile capable of penetrating deep into NATO territory without being detected perchance resemble a battered Ford Transit van full of Rumanian pick pockets & shoplifters?
- 25-05-2012, 14:51 #18
Does this mean we can buy the harriers back?Pissed off and skint so no change then
- 26-05-2012, 14:58 #19
London may actually be a bigger deterrent to them starting a nuclear ruck with Dave.That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!