GarryB wrote:I did see a video a few weeks ago where a Russian general described it was outdated soviet tech and subsonic and therefore able to be shot down by Russian defences quite easily.
I would not underestimate it... it is not a bad missile, but it is intended for being carried by medium fighters and helicopters... you would need three or four hits to destroy a destroyer sized ship, though one would stop it doing what it was doing.
It is very similar in performance to Harpoon and Exocet... which can also be dangerous in the right situation.
Of course the consequence of using it against Russia makes it suicide... it is not stealthy nor too fast to stop.... against an unprotected bridge it should hit no problem, but against a military ship... decoys and jammers and self defence weapons would be a problem.
The Kiev regime and its NATzO backers would opt for a bomb or set of bombs planted on the bridge or driven onto it with cars or
trucks. This way they can claim that the bridge was attacked by locally discontented rebels. And rub their hands with glee.
If staging such acts of terror (real terror and not Hezbollah type alleged terror) was that easy in Russia, then we would have
and incident almost every day. Russia has learned through the 1990s and 2000s how to deal with proxy militancy. Kiev
will not be inventing any wheels.