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    Post  The-thing-next-door on Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:35 pm

    Isos wrote:
    IMO they could create an afghanit for ships. They already did it for the tanks but also for their silos. They had a system design made of grenade launchers or guns that destroy incoming MIRV warheads targeting the silos of nuclear missiles.

    Are there any photographs of this silo defence system? I would very much like to see it.
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    Post  Isos on Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:36 pm

    The-thing-next-door wrote:
    Isos wrote:
    IMO they could create an afghanit for ships. They already did it for the tanks but also for their silos. They had a system design made of grenade launchers or guns that destroy incoming MIRV warheads targeting the silos of nuclear missiles.

    Are there any photographs of this silo defence system? I would very much like to see it.

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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:30 pm

    Actually the description of it being a sort of APS system is surprisingly accurate.

    Soviet ICBM missile silos are very hard and it would take a direct hit from a nuclear warhead to destroy them... a bit like the frontal armour of a tank needs to be hit by a kinetic or HEAT round to penetrate. These air defence systems set off the nuke above ground so it does not contact or bury itself in the ground before detonating... the blast wave would be intense as would the heat... but not enough to damage a missile inside such a silo.
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    Post  Isos on Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:40 pm

    GarryB wrote:Actually the description of it being a sort of APS system is surprisingly accurate.

    Soviet ICBM missile silos are very hard and it would take a direct hit from a nuclear warhead to destroy them... a bit like the frontal armour of a tank needs to be hit by a kinetic or HEAT round to penetrate. These air defence systems set off the nuke above ground so it does not contact or bury itself in the ground before detonating... the blast wave would be intense as would the heat... but not enough to damage a missile inside such a silo.

    A nuclear bomb is not a normal bomb. If the warhead touch the ground it won't explode because it will be damaged. The nuclear reaction is very sensitive and if the mecanism to create it is damaged then there is no reaction.

    The interception doesn't allow the nuclear explosion to happen because it also damages the bomb.

    Also the APS is not only used against nuclear bomb, cruise missiles or ballistic mssiles with penetrator warhead can be destroyed by it.
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    Post  Isos on Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:37 am


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