posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 03:11 PM
So what do you think about that. Most dangerous AScM ever. My opinion would be the Shipwreck/Granit AScM.
"Twenty Granit antiship missiles are installed under the upper deck, mounted at a 60 degree elevation. The long-range missiles cannot be controlled
once launched, but do have a multivariant target engagement program. When ripple-fired the missiles share information while in-flight. The lead
missile assumes a high-level flight trajectory enabling it to increase its target acquisition capacity, while the other missiles follow at a lower
level. If the lead missile is destroyed, one of the other missiles will automatically assume the lead role. "
"Contractor NPO Mashinostroenia
Total length 10 meters
Diameter 0.85 meters
Weight 7,000 kg
Warhead 750 kg conventional high explosive or
500 kiloton nuclear warhead
Propulsion 2 solid-fuel boosters
1 turbojet sustainer engine
Maximum Speed Mach 1.6 (some sources state Mach 2 or Mach 2.5)
Maximum effective range 550 km (300 nm) [? 625 km]
Guidance mode inertial with command update, active radar/IR and anti-radar homing
Single-shot hit probability "