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    Post  max steel on Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:46 am

    Garry are you serious with your last 2 lines ? I mean is it that easy.
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    Post  sepheronx on Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:24 am

    max steel wrote:Garry are you serious with your last 2 lines ? I mean is it that easy.

    Is what easy? Striking stationary targets with cruise missiles? If you know where they are, then yes. Can it be done? Of course. Most systems are usually taken out by surprise strikes or by saturation attacks. Cruise missiles are highly accurate missiles meant to strike its targets dead on or close enough. And modern cruise missiles from Russia are supersonic while also flying low, so they are harder to detect.
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    Post  max steel on Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:29 am



    Is what easy?  Striking stationary targets with cruise missiles?  If you know where they are, then yes.  Can it be done? Of course.  Most systems are usually taken out by surprise strikes or by saturation attacks.  Cruise missiles are highly accurate missiles meant to strike its targets dead on or close enough.  And modern cruise missiles from Russia are supersonic while also flying low, so they are harder to detect.[/quote]


    I meant it is possible to attack american territories with your vessels being stationed in artic. A large distance to cover still.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:15 am

    max steel wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:

    Is what easy?  Striking stationary targets with cruise missiles?  If you know where they are, then yes.  Can it be done? Of course.  Most systems are usually taken out by surprise strikes or by saturation attacks.  Cruise missiles are highly accurate missiles meant to strike its targets dead on or close enough.  And modern cruise missiles from Russia are supersonic while also flying low, so they are harder to detect.


    I meant it is possible to attack american territories with your vessels being stationed in artic. A large distance to cover still.

    Let me ask you this question...Is Alaska in the Arctic circle?
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:27 am

    Well just look at a map... the range of their ship launched cruise missiles in the 1980s was between 2,500km and 3,000km. Today with newer electronics and more efficient engines their air launched cruise missiles have a range of about 5,000km and weigh about 2 tons. The UKSK launcher can carry Yakhont sized missiles... so 2.5 tons or more.

    It does not take a rocket scientist to assume that if they don't already they will have 5,000km naval launched cruise missiles pretty soon, so any radar stations or airfields in Canada and north america that might threaten Russias strategic bomber force on their way their launch positions would be fairly important targets too...

    Of course vessels in port in the Northern Fleet and baltic and Black sea would all be able to launch cruise missiles while still tied up at the pier at targets in Europe...


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