They would be best off with dozens of huge supercarriers and hundreds of nuclear battlecruisers
But can they build and pay for even fraction of it? Hell no, not even close.
No, that would not be attainable... I am only interested in what they could realistically manage on their budget and within the available time frame.
An all small ship fleet or a mixed fleet with large and small ships. A single super carrier a few medium sized carriers or lots of small carriers that are like destroyers and provide their own support because they could not afford them and support vessels.
Nice off-topic deflection, what the fuck does this have to do with anything?
Some are suggesting all small ships could be an alternative to a mixed fleet of ships of different sizes... small, medium, and large.
Not practical? Only a complete moron would say something like this.
Nukes are THE MOST PRACTICAL tool of war ever conceived.
They kept the peace for decades and will do so most likely for centuries.
Nukes are only reason why Russia still exists. Nukes are what keept that country from being ripped into tiny pieces back in the 90s.
Only absolute idiot does not see their infinite value.
Tree-huggers may whine, liberals may squeal, but nukes are one thing you can ALWAYS rely on to get the job done and keep you safe.
How about we stop referring to people as complete morons first of all.
Second which country on the planet has said nukes are enough and have not developed a conventional military.
Nukes work as a red line, but if you ever actually have to use them everyone dies... If Russia only actually had nukes in the 1990s then what would have stopped all those coloured revolutions?
Do you think the Georgians would have withdrawn from South Ossetia if Russia threatened to nuke them?
Would ISIS have backed off if Russia threatened to nuke them?
I am however pretty sure that it will have much bigger wings than both Yak-38 and Yak-141. Those had some hilariously tiny wings, like F-104 Starfighter tribute band...
The biggest design fault in the Yak-38M and the Yak-41 was their small wings made small to allow supersonic or high speed flight.
Obviously the Yak-38M was not supersonic but they wanted it to go as fast as possible as a fighter.
But even a big wing wont save these dogs.
Any design you create could be redesigned as a CTOL fighter design of much much better performance.
Now that i think about it, wouldn't a VTOL UCAV make more sense for bombing guys in caves, saves a lot of cash there.
A Kalibr missile is Vertical Take Off and Impacting, has a range of 2,500km at the moment but could be extended to 5,000km fairly easily, is not that expensive and risks no pilots and can be stored until needed and is always ready to use in any weather day or night.