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Originally posted by planeman
...I've formed my estimates based on counting the number of missile tubes on warships as per their quoted fit, by estimating the "normal" load for relevant aircraft (not their maximum load) and estimating the "normal" load for subs.
I've used numerous sources, but Wikipedia has proved invaluable as a starting point. I also found www.hazegray.org... to be excellent although slightly dated, and as ever for the middle east Tel Aviv university's various reports are excellent. Global Security tends to be copied straight off FAS which itself is often out of date, but it too has been useful. If I wanted to know if Spanish EF-18 Hornets carry Harpoons I'd have typed " Harpoon Spain F-18 " into google etc. Also the official websites of many navies are a good source of info. To find out if Argentine Type-42 Destroyer has Exocets fitted I did an image search on google....
Originally posted by planeman
Seekerof, you seem upset at my quantifications. Is national pride getting in here somewhere. If you have a better way of doing this then feel free to.
If I was to adjust Russia down as you seem so determined to do, then I would have to apply the same new method of counting to everyone else including US.
That would mean a MASSIVE reduction in US firepower as rated in this exercise.
For a start all the sub-launched Harpoons would go because the subs don't actually carry them. And I'm pretty sure that the AGM-119 Penguin isn't as widely deployed as I've had to assume. It's a two way path.
My estimate for CIS in more detail:
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Darksided in the 1991 Gulf War an Iraqi Silkworm missile headed either for the USS Missouri or HMS Gloucester was shot down by a British Sea Dart missile, this was the confirmed first naval missile to missile kill in combat. I’m assuming by missile attack you meant naval missile attacks (ship to ship)?
Originally posted by Daedalus3CW can you givea source on that C 801 Israeli hit?
Israel: Iran aided Hezbollah ship attack
Israel initially believed that an aerial drone armed with explosives hit the warship, but it became clear that Hezbollah had used an Iranian-made C-802 missile to strike the vessel late Friday, an Israeli intelligence official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information.
Iranian Missile Hits Israeli Ship
By Sher Zieve – On Saturday, Israel advised that Hezbollah fired missiles that hit an Israeli ship were manufactured in Iran. The missile, which was fired Friday was said to have been confirmed as Iranian in origin by an Israeli military official Saturday.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
The US has ALWAYS been behind the Soviet Union/Russia in terms of absolute firepower.
The US philosophy has been quality over quantity, where the Russians has always been quantity over quality. They've always built cheaper with higher numbers, since WWII.