I think the deep penetrators will drive bunkerdesigners to switch away from the single high value target, the (previous) impregnable central deep
bunker and go for a a very long but small in diameter tunneldesign, several connected small bunkers, wired with glasfibre comms and seprated by
pressurehatches. With this small crosssection you need a very accurate and a bit lucky shot to get a direct hit, also a direct hit would only destryo
part of the long tunnel. Your targetted Dr. Evil could be at the other end of the bunker....
Maybe, with a long circular tunnel you could access the other side of the bunker if part of the tunnel is collapsed. Dispersion and redundancy is the
As for indirect hits, or perhaps an underground nuclear penetrator, the Japanese in the past have designed underwater railroad tunnels on paper, for
use in earthquake areas, consisting of a tube inside a tube, seperated with regular interval cushions, to protect the inner tube against heavy
earthquakes, or in our case nuclear shockwave (the outer tube may crack, sacrificing itselve.)
Another option for bunkerdesigners would be to research kontakt 5 era used on some Russian tanks, maybe a hugely scaled version could protect bunkers
by decapitating penetrating rods...
The biggest challenge of bunkerdesign is not engineering but keeping the location and the exact layout a secret, especially now that the millitary are
increasingly employing ground penetrating radar, Therefore your should have large sheets of radar reflective and or absorbing foil buried to obscure
the exact bunkerdesign. Also have lot of reflective foils buried at other sites as decoy bunkers...
I am really curious about the tunnelcomplexes in North korea, they have been digging for the past 40 years...You would have to start carpetbombing
bunkerbusting nukes and or rods, looking at the multimillion pricetag of such weapons, I think that is going to be a bit too expensive ???
Naturally the North Koreans are put largely on the defensive by their turtoise stategy and would probably be taken out if they themselves started an
offensive war above ground, but invading them seems like a tough cookie.
Well, maybe they are just bluffing
What worries me about North Koreans getting longer range ICBMS (Taepodong-2) and nukes is that they might have less fear for retaliation due to their
(suspected) immense underground infrastructure.
[edit on 18-2-2005 by Countermeasures]