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2018-06-08 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Putin says Russia’s new hypersonic ICBMs travel over 20 times faster than sound
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Posted by Fred 2018-06-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6470 views ]  Top

#1 Huh? I was under the impression that they all crashed within 149 miles in the tests as viewed by commercial sats.
Posted by 3dc 2018-06-08 01:25||   2018-06-08 01:25|| Front Page Top

#2 An ICBM has to go about 15kmph or it doesn't get anywhere. That's twenty times the speed of sound. Been that way since the old Atlas.
Missing something here.
Posted by Richard Aubrey 2018-06-08 06:12||   2018-06-08 06:12|| Front Page Top

#3 An IRBM doesn't need that much speed, but a dual use ICBM/ orbital insertion vehicle does, particularly if you're going to use it in a FOBS profile.
So he's saying what, exactly?...
Posted by ed in texas 2018-06-08 08:28||   2018-06-08 08:28|| Front Page Top

#4 So fast you can’t hear them crash.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-06-08 08:58||   2018-06-08 08:58|| Front Page Top

#5 Faster than light and unlimited range. We're doomed!
Posted by Frank G 2018-06-08 09:11||   2018-06-08 09:11|| Front Page Top

#6 What is the incoming terminal velocity of an ICBM warhead? Pretty high, iirc. When they come in, the streak of light from their passage looks like it just was flash-imposed. Amazing to watch, from a distance.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2018-06-08 09:21||   2018-06-08 09:21|| Front Page Top

#7 What is the speed of sound in dirt?
Posted by gorb 2018-06-08 09:43||   2018-06-08 09:43|| Front Page Top

#8 FUD 'vapor ware'. I wonder if this 'low-level ICBMski' is even as useful as the Ekranoplans -- at least it actually got built and flew.
Posted by magpie 2018-06-08 09:52||   2018-06-08 09:52|| Front Page Top

#9 Of course by "Sound" he meant the old nickname of the Trabant 601.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-06-08 10:14||   2018-06-08 10:14|| Front Page Top

#10 What is the speed of sound in dirt?

Snark of the Day!
Posted by SteveS 2018-06-08 11:26||   2018-06-08 11:26|| Front Page Top

#11 Basically it's the Pershing II (35 years late) reentry vehicle strapped onto and ICBM. The reentry vehicle has stub fin in the back that allow very limited maneuverability (like the PII). The missile can fly a powered sub-ballistic trajectory, like the Iskander missile, so it does not show up as early on early warning radar.

There is also the Kinzhal, launched from a MiG-31. Take the Pershing II reentry vehicle and stick a rocket motor between the warhead and stub fins.

Both are technologically simple, very heavy (rocket) answers to try defeat American ABM missiles. Same for china and their hypersonic glide reentry vehicles. Meanwhile, the US is concentrating on true, air breathing, maneuvering hypersonic vehicles like the X-51 Waverider. Lockheed recently got a contract to weaponize a true hypersonic vehicle.

Pershing II

Kh-47M2 Kinzhal
Posted by Varmint Bumble9211 2018-06-08 11:54||   2018-06-08 11:54|| Front Page Top

#12 Lockheed recently got a contract to weaponize a true hypersonic vehicle.

Haven't learned anything about the configuration.
Posted by Varmint Bumble9211 2018-06-08 11:57||   2018-06-08 11:57|| Front Page Top

#13 I learn so much here.
Posted by Iblis 2018-06-08 16:25||   2018-06-08 16:25|| Front Page Top

#14 Isn't that the truth.
Posted by Woodrow 2018-06-08 17:37||   2018-06-08 17:37|| Front Page Top

#15 I found it a knowledge and humour repository for many ears now.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-06-08 18:51||   2018-06-08 18:51|| Front Page Top

#16  I found it a knowledge and humour repository for many ears now.

And a long time, too!
Posted by Skidmark 2018-06-08 20:43||   2018-06-08 20:43|| Front Page Top

#17 when you use too many letters in one word you lose them in others, apparently :-)
Posted by Frank G 2018-06-08 21:33||   2018-06-08 21:33|| Front Page Top

#18 Whahaha....! Making cmnts from a fone keyboard is indeed a challenge.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-06-08 22:34||   2018-06-08 22:34|| Front Page Top

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