posted on May, 14 2017 @ 03:09 PM
a reply to: penroc3
First off, to kill a carrier group, you have to target every ship individually because of the distance involved.
Second, while they "only" used 20kt range warheads, the Indy survived two of them, one airburst,one underwater, and only sank years later when they
scuttled her off California. If a WWII carrier could survive that, with the technology of the day, what do you think a Nimitz could withstand?
You're also assuming that it would be a direct hit, ground burst. ICBMs are targeted on coordinates, not by themselves, because they're area weapons.
If they're off, even a little bit, you're not getting a direct hit. And they'd have to figure out where they started from, how fast they were going,
and where they were going to be when the warhead hit. That's not exactly easy, as there are so many variables.
edit on 5/14/2017 by Zaphod58
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