Big_Gazza wrote:Interestingly, some fuktard pro-establishment wikiwhore has been tampering with the Wikipedia RSM-56/Bulava page and has been spiking the launch history descriptions. Apparently any test where warheads "hit unsuccessfully" (WTF does that mean, and how would he know?) is now considered a FAILURE. Apparently having a warhead land outside of its nominal CEP envelope means that the entire launch is a complete failure and its back to the books for the incompetent drunken Ruskie missile designers.... Never mind the other warheads that landed on target and bathed the hypothetical Yankistani city in a flash of hard radiation before sweeping it away in an incandescent pressure wave of billion-degree hypersonically-expanding plasma. Yeah, that sounds like an abject failure to me....
One of the little details all of this Bulava and Russia bashing misses is that the USSR considered 20 successful test launches as minimum for
certification. Post 1991 Russia was bankrupt and tried to save some money on the testing phase.
There have been 25 launches between September 27, 2005 and November 14, 2015 of which 9 have been failures. So another 4 successful tests
need to be conducted to reach 20. From the above it is also clear that 8 out 9 failures predate 2010. That is, the bugs are being worked out
and there is simply no indication that this is a failed design that needs to be abandoned.