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    Ιntercepting Ballistic Missiles. US vs Russian ABMs

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    Hole

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    Re: Ιntercepting Ballistic Missiles. US vs Russian ABMs

    Post  Hole on Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:41 pm

    The success rate (if you can call it as such) of the Patriot was around 3%, according to israeli data.

    The warhead of the 48N6M and 40N6 missiles is "smart", their explosion produces a controlled fragment pattern. If the missile misses the target by a few metres, it can still destroy it that way.

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    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:04 pm

    Discussion for ABMs intercepting ICBMs from Borei topic was transferred here
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    Post  Hole on Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:03 pm

    Thank you.
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    Re: Ιntercepting Ballistic Missiles. US vs Russian ABMs

    Post  GarryB on Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:10 pm

    I've read somehwere scud used to desintegrate themselves in many pieces which made a lot of fake targets on patriot radars and most of the time they couldn't know which is the warhead.

    The Iraqis added fuel to extend the rockets range, but they didn't upgrade the structure of the missile... extending a ballistic missiles range makes it go faster and structurally it couldn't handle the increased flight speed so during its fall to the target it often broke up in mid air... and naturally the Patriot focussed on the biggest bits... the fuel tanks and the engines and left the warheads to fall to the ground.

    It was not a design feature, but an unintended consequence of trying to get more range without improving the design to handle the extra speed.

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    Thanks George... was just about to do that myself but you beat me to it... Smile
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    Re: Ιntercepting Ballistic Missiles. US vs Russian ABMs

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:56 pm



    Thanks George... was just about to do that myself but you beat me to it... Smile

    it seems we have the same moderation spirit! Smile

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