Isos wrote:kvs wrote:So the 4500 km range Kalibr-M has a 1 ton warhead. That is impressive.
Two hits from these missiles can sink a carrier and they can also be used against bunkers. Mounting a nuclear warhead
with a 1 ton of weight makes them ICBM-like in their damage potential. Most nuclear warheads are lighter than 1 ton.
Where did you see that ? Kalibr M can't be much bugger than Kalibr because they will need to be launched from UKSK. I doubt they can carry 2 times bigger warheads.
It will be exactly so.
The increase in potential of the missile is a key feature because latest models for very long range sub-strategic attacks against the most important and hardened OTAN's shown that, in this way, majority of enemy targets could be attacked by single missile instead of two (therefore with an enormous increase of the degradating capabilities of similar attacks on OTAN's military potential with the same number of laucnhing platforms taken in consideration); there will be also a new submunition warhead , for area targets, that will sharply decrease the number of cruise missiles necessary to reliably destroy large groups of aircraft, helicopters and UAVs in theirs displacement area.
The warhead's potential requirements for Калибр-М follow the same models that have generated the requirements for internal weapon bay's volume of ПАК ФА and the new line of air to ground ammunitions the result of which showen that this would :
1) Allow to destroy attacked targets also in satellite guidance degradated of absent environment.
2) Allow the destruction of heavily hardened key targets.
3) Reduce the0 number of delivering platforms necessary to execute the mission.
4) From point 2 descend a sharply reduced time of preparation ,cost and logistical needs for prepare and execute the missions.
5) Greater chance to obtain strategic surprise on the enemy.