posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 12:47 AM
D-R, I knew you would bring up those things, eventually.
I am, by no means, and expert on those craft... So, in the meantime, I'll just stick to stuff that's more 'down to earth' here
To be honest,
I'm not sure if I believe in them, as of yet, despite your many well-written posts on the subject. I need to see photos and/or diagrams.
As for the 'war rockets' (to use a flash gordon term) that we know of, for sure...
There are, obviously, dozens of Soyuz variations... a testament to the skill of the initial design (which is rumored to have been based on the
rejected General Electric Apollo proposal)... however, it turns out that the Sovs had another armed version, the Soyuz P, that also never flew.
Below is a chart showing military versions of the Soyuz. The P and PPK are to the left, with tanker and mini-spacelab variants to the right. Quite
an impressive exploitation of the craft's modularity!
So far as Almaz goes... Just think about it, we once had an armed 'battlestation' over us!
Of course, as D-R said, the star wars program has made all of the things this thread is talking about antiquities. X-Ray lazers will beat mines any