Azi wrote:I understand the quitting of Lider-class...but why Super-Gorshkov???
Because they know that when dealing with numerically superior opponent you can't rely on tiny number of large ships, you need large number of small ships for distributed lethality and flexibility
Azi wrote:And please don't think a conventional war between Russia and other countries can't happen! What will happen if Japan tries to take Kurile Islands back? Nuke the whole country and killing 120 million people for rocks, a few trees and dirt? Russia would be Pariah for next 1000 years.
And this is one of things everyone keeps overlooking: Kurils alongside all other potential hotspots for Russian Navy are all within range of Russian coastal assets like missiles and aviation alongside all their small vessels
Japanese can't attack Kurils without getting obliterated by Russian Air Force, coastal missiles, ballistic missiles, ships and submarines because they are ALL in close proximity
Same goes for any other location where something might happen, they are all close by
And if it does come to nukes (hypothetically) they won't need to nuke 120 million Japanese: first they nuke Japanese fleet near Kurils, then if needed they nuke Japanese fleet near Japan, then if needed they Nuke Japanese fleet in ports, then if needed they nuke Japanese army in their forward positions, then if needed they nuke Japanese army in their bases, etc...
Whole thing would be over long before even Japanese towns come on the roster let alone cities
And no, Russia would not be pariah for 1000 years for defending it's territory but Japan could definitely take up to 1000 years to recover depending on when they give up