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Originally posted by tomcat ha
Just as the topic says the west cannot be superior in everything too russia or other countries. That in current times is impossible.
I see a lot of negative posts regarding siberian tigers attitude; agreed he is a bit of the rocker types...but IMHO posts by guys like disturbed believer are just as bad...
Originally posted by Disturbed Deliverer
And once again, why not? We out spend what, the next 30 nations in military spending?
It's wishful thinking that nations like India, China, and Russia can be on par with us while spending a fraction of what we do.
It's not the quantity but the quality, now tell me the US has a missile on par with the sunburn...
Just because the U.S. spends more money on there military does not mean any thing. Most of the money they spend could be going into the pockets of certain people. If they actually spend that much money on there military why is it that countrys like Russia can build equal or even more sophisticated technology than the U.S.. Why is it that the British armed forces are better traind than the U.S. and they dont spend as much on there military than the U.S..
Originally posted by AtheiX
You're right. The thing that the west cannot be superior in is the number of soldiers, the West prefers well-armed armies while the Chinese seem to think the most important thing is the number of soldiers and have an army of 3 milion soldiers.
Russia has around 39000 nukes compared to USA's 25000 nukes,and the average russian nuke is 1.4 times more powerful than an american one.
as posted by SiberianTiger
P.S. there were only 4 MiG 29's shot down in gulf war 1.
Russia currently fields 780 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), of which about 60% are beyond their warranty life. Most Russian liquid-fuelled missiles of the fourth and fifth generation have a warranted life of seven to 10 years in operation. At the end of this period they must be removed from their silo and sent back to the plant for remanufacture as the corrosive oxidant can begin to leak, electronics deteriorate, and the warhead has to be serviced. This cannot be done in the silo due to the use of transport-launch containers that envelope the missile.
In the past, missiles have been rebuilt several times, extending their life to 25 years. The problem is that 226 of the missiles - Voevoda (SS-18 'Satan') and Molodets (SS-24 'Scalpel') - were built in Ukraine and so cannot be sent back to their original plant for rebuilding. A limited reserve of missiles can be substituted, but this is a finite resource that will be exhausted. The older UR-100NU (SS-19 'Stiletto'), built at the Khrunichev plant near Moscow, is being rebuilt to extend its useful life until about 2010. The 360 Topol (SS-25 'Sickle') mobile ICBMs that make up almost half the force are the newest missiles to enter service. Their manufacturing plant at Votkinsk is still in operation, and there is a reserve of about 50 missiles that can be substituted for time-expired missiles.
Why is that SiberianTiger?
Please feel free to tell us why there were only "4" shot down when Iraq enormously had more aircraft than just a mere 4 MiGs 29's?