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    Post  GarryB on Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:04 am

    The reason they went from 70km to 100km is probably because the Russians are talking about 70km range guided shells and are now talking about 170km range guided shells for 152mm guns.

    Can't have new stuff inferior to Russian stuff.

    Having said that, the 1,000km range super guns are delusional but the 100-200km range guns suggest the ability to hit targets for a fraction of the price of a missile... which is clearly a good thing on land or at sea.

    If you replaced that 1,000 mile range gun with a rail launching assembly that accelerated bullet shaped projectiles to say 3-4km/s at an angle of 40-60 degrees, with a rocket booster to counter drag on the way up through the atmosphere so it left the atmosphere at about that speed then delivering that round to very long range targets would become rather interesting.

    Remember all that talk about replacing current ICBM warheads with long narrow DU rods that come down at enormous speeds to hit precise targets.... the so called rods of god where precision together with pure kinetic energy made them useful.... that would apply here too.

    Moving the whole thing to the moon where there is no atmosphere to slow it down you could relax the angle to maybe 20-30 degrees and make it half a kilometre long and launch payloads back to earth orbit super cheap just using electricity... save the water on the moon for air recycling etc....
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    Post  The-thing-next-door on Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:04 pm

    GarryB wrote:
    Remember all that talk about replacing current ICBM warheads with long narrow DU rods that come down at enormous speeds to hit precise targets.... the so called rods of god where precision together with pure kinetic energy made them useful.... that would apply here too.
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    Well the problems with that would be getting all of thoes big heavy DU rods into space and then trying to somehow alter thier course during reentry, changing the course of heavy, fast moving objects is not easy.

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