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Originally posted by FredT
Some ASM's (Soviet) can and do achieve Mach 2 on the deck. They have the aerodynamics and propulsion to do so.
What does that mean, that they know everything? cus it doesn't, what they mostly got a hold off is export versions that were'nt as good as the domestic ones, btw can you post a link to exactly which anti-ship missiles your talking about the USN got hold of.
Originally posted by firepilot
Yeah, I dont deny there are fast anti ship missiles. I believe the USN even bought some of those in the 90s from Russia for testing.
But the whole premise some of sea skimming Su-33 flying at Mach 2.2, sneaking up on a carrier battle group, is utter bullocks.
Also, I would not be surprised if some Russian weapons were used on the USS America. From time to time, USAF and USN have gotten ahold, by various means, of Soviet/Russian weapons and used them in testing projects.
Originally posted by wantawanta
btw can you post a link to exactly which anti-ship missiles your talking about the USN got hold of.
What makes them out of range a Su-33 can fly at mack 2 at about 10 ft. from the suface of the water
It's speculation to say that the USN might have procured Russian weapons to test. And not entirely surprising given the sheer amount of nations who use them. Of course, they'd never admit to exactly how many they have (In the event that the number is greater than zero) , or the effects thereof unless the results are enormously in favour of the USN. Given the lack of people who have posted such massive victories versus Russian weapons, it is thus unlikely that you will find any links to documents proving his statement, hence why we call it "speculation".