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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Throw money at Rosoboronexport and get a 3M-54E Club-K system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbUU_9bOcnM

Includes terminal-phase supersonic sprint in the ASM variant (Shown at 6:45 in the video). Apparently even the new US carriers couldn't defend against >1 missiles at once.

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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





DumbparameciuM posted:

I want to see this system vs the Spyder (in it's defensive anti-guided-munitions role)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1is-gYc7Jeo
Appologies for the bad quality footage and the bad quality presenter, but it does display the concept pretty well.

I don't think the SPYDER is designed to intercept surface-skimming cruise missiles. It's flight altitude is listed as 20-9,000m whereas the 3M-54 is 10-15m. Still you never know what Rafael has up their sleeves.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





DumbparameciuM posted:

Hmm! Excellent point there. I got a bit ahead of myself. Also, the terminal phase of that thing is no loving joke.

Also I think it might be the best pitch video I've seen since the first MetalStorm videos.

Concern Agat spend a ridiculous amount on their videos as the bulk of their profits are to countries other than Russia (Via Rosoboronexport of course).

Also their boothes at expos are weird and awkward, so much so that an E3 promoter would feel uncomfortable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxJzl3Xt-m4

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Billmac posted:

who needs runways?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-length_launch

(it turns out you need runways to land)

This reminds me of Operation Credible Sport which was a plan to rescue hostages held in Iran during 1980:

quote:

The Credible Sport concept called for a modified C-130 Hercules cargo plane to land in the Amjadien Stadium across the street from the U.S. Embassy and airlift out Delta Force operators and the rescued hostages. The aircraft would then be flown to and landed on an aircraft carrier for immediate medical treatment of an expected 50 wounded.

They planned to do that by fitting rocket motors from missiles to a C-130's airframe:

quote:

The resulting XFC-130H aircraft were modified by the installation of 30 rockets in multiple sets: eight forward-pointed ASROC rocket motors mounted around the forward fuselage to stop the aircraft, eight downward-pointed Shrike rockets fuselage-mounted above the wheel wells to brake its descent, eight rearward-pointed MK-56 rockets (from the RIM-66 Standard missile) mounted on the lower rear fuselage for takeoff assist, two Shrikes mounted in pairs on wing pylons to correct yaw during takeoff transition, and two ASROCs mounted at the rear of the tail to prevent it from striking the ground from over-rotation.

However, it didn't work out quite so well in testing (It sure looked badass though):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSFjhWw4DNo

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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





blunt for century posted:

Oh wow, I didn't realize they got that far into the 100mt design, I thought it was just theoretical before they scrapped it for being even more of a waste of fuel. I also didn't think the Soviets would have cared about the pilots surviving.

"Indeed comrade, you will survive. If you worry, fly faster. Extra vodka in the bag"



Why didn't they make a stationary test site? Too remote to build properly?

Well according to the Wiki article it was reconfigured to a 50 MT yield because they were worried about the level of fallout in addition to the pilots safety (The latter being an afterthought IMO).

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





LostCosmonaut posted:

I think Sprint already got mentioned (if not, you should go look it up), but here's its more insane cousin HIBEX.

Choice quote;





Edit: Looks like Sprint actually hasn't shown up yet. Back in the 70s, the US actually had an operational ABM system for a brief period of time. It had two missiles; Spartan and Sprint. Spartan was an exoatmospheric interceptor (a very evolved Nike Hercules) that would have killed MIRVs hundreds of kilometers out with a 5 megaton warhead (the W71). However, it was realized that Spartan probably wouldn't have a 100% kill rate. That's where Sprint comes in.

Sprint was design for terminal defense. Essentially intercepting Soviet nukes at point blank range. It had utterly ridiculous acceleration, somewhere in the neighborhood of 100g. The warhead was a W66, an enhanced radiation (neutron bomb) with a few kilotons yield. It would have killed enemy warheads by putting out a massive pulse of neutrons, which would have fast-fissioned the uranium in incoming warheads, thereby rendering them useless (probably would've hosed the electronics too).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msXtgTVMcuA

Russia still operates 53T6 ABMs as part of their A-135 anti-ballistic missile system surrounding Moscow. The 53T6 has a 10 kt nuclear warhead, is capable of reaching speeds of Mach 17 and can intercept re-entry vehicles at a distance of 100km. They used to test them once a year but haven't done so since 2012:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBto1aVOQwE

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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007





Jerry Cotton posted:

Yes but he's much easier to fit inside a turret since it doesn't matter if he gets mangled by the workings because you know he'll return.

WW3 will be filmed in SuperMarionation.

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