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Originally posted by carcharodon
What about tomahawk cruise missiles, can they be used to destroy a ship, I don't know but it seems possible...
I still haven't looked through the air arm of the Indian Navy, but I thought now would a nice time to see where I stand with the IN's firepower ratings as per Planeman's methods:
Using Planeman's rating methods, I built the following table for India :
Missile: || Score: || Launchers(Vessels):
SS-N-25 || 216400 || 160(10)
SS-N-27 || 122136/133041? || 56/61?(10/11?)
SS-N-2D || 78798 || 92(24)
Sea Eagle || 101790* || 78(44)*
PJ-10 || 26880 || 12(2)
546,004/556909 || 398/403(90/91)
* : Not researched by me as yet
As one may notice, A score of 46,004/556,909 is a considerable increase over the previous rating of 439,546 for India, and I still feel that there will be some changes in the air arm figures.
The bottomline is that this alters the position of India in Planeman's global firepower standings in a number of possible ways,i.e. definitely putting it above Turkey and even above the U.K.
What I'd also like to encourage is that maybe some should do a similar analysis on to confirm Planeman's findings esp in regions where the scores are not far apart.
Planeman has done an excellent job of providing us with a template for rating navies and maybe we can help him by verifying his data.