posted on Apr, 29 2017 @ 04:38 AM
a reply to: Victrix
Hmm solid state or liquid fueled, as you know nearly all modern missile's are solid state as despite being more reactive in general and therefore
having a far higher potential thrust to weight ratio the liquid fuels are more volatile.
Guidance system's and targeting system's, on board computer system's are all growing exponentially more complex.
To fit a specific type of mount the missile usually has to fit a specific package shape and weight depending upon class, the small the more they can
usually carry but generally all the work on the aerodynamics's of a missile that has to be done has been done already and done so decades ago.
Only stealth design's which are inherently slower, compromised by the propulsion system of a missile and therefore only really suitable for tactical
rather than combat roles are an area of valid research.
An acquaintance of mine, a dual New Zealand and British Passport holder whom worked for the MOD had some very interesting tale's about his experience
analyzing Test missiles fired not in anger but as an opportune action (there were many in that campaign, ask the yank's about EMP device testing) to
field test there effectiveness upon the retreating Iraqi's as they fled Kuwait after the first gulf war including an old idea but one that has been
seldom field tested in condition's were the researchers could be sent in so soon after the event of dense material tipped (not a plasma explosive)
hull penetrating missile with a hardened tip and a very small mercury plasma warhead which was designed to liquefy the occupant's of the vehicle, the
missile would act like a rocket powered steel punch and pass through several inches of steel and even chobham armor (Which obviously the Iraqi's did
not have, there tank's were mainly mild steel hulled soviet export models), then a small but extremely powerful explosive would detonate inside a ball
of mercury which would then be thrown outward in a plasma form and literally liquefy the occupant's of the tank, the idea was to create a cheap and
cost effective vehicle depopulation tool.
To examine the tank' afterward's they simply hosed it down, there was very little left of the Iraqi crew and his appraisal was that all you really
had to do was replace a few soft component's, some glass dial's and the tank was then completely re-usable.
As for the comment that is my tax money the Tory's are passing under the table.
edit on 29-4-2017 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)