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Originally posted by litterbaux
reply to post by Mickierocksman
You're statistically better off if the nuke goes off directly over head.
You're really screwed if it goes off 10 miles from you.
Google "popcorn effect"
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by Skellon
PLEASE! That North Korean Piece of S#!% couldn't hit a Damn Island the size of Japan if they wanted it to. These ICBM's are a JOKE and there has not been ONE SINGLE SUCCESSFUL TEST where one of their JUNK ICBM's has actually come CLOSE to hitting the intended Target Zone.
This is why we have a bunch of U.S. Carrier Groups with their Aegis Cruisers which carry the U.S. ABM as well as Satellite Killer...SM-3 Missile. They are out near Australia and the South East Asia Region to be in position to shoot one of these down in the even it goes so off course that it might accidentally hit a Populated Area.
Since these North Korean Monsters are Heavy and Massive and nothing like a Small Light Weight and ACCURATE U.S. ICBM...the sheer Kinetic Force they achieve from reentry from falling out of low orbit will obtain enough force even with a Dummy Warhead to wipe out several city blocks and if it hit a city...it might kill a Thousand or more people if it were to slam into a area with large buildings.
As far as a Nuclear Attack...the U.S. is just a few years from have put in place it's Missile Defense System which will use SM-3's...the FEL or Free Electron Laser as well as the MEB or Microwave Emitting Beam. With such a system in place...the U.S. will be able to vaporize incoming ICMB's as well as their Warheads and any Bombers that would carry nukes. This System is already active in a limited way as everywhere there is a U.S. Carrier Group RIGHT NOW...there is a Group Ship of the Aegis Cruiser Class that can launch SM-3's capable of incredible ranges. Still...a TRULY FOOLPROOF system would have to have incorporated the Direct Nuclear Powered Energy Beaming Weapons that are the FEL and MEB. There are several FEL's already operational and the First U.S. Carrier to have a Nuclear Powered Free Electron Laser will be the USS. CVN-78 GERALD R. FORD which will be the first new Carrier Design since the Nimitz class. The Ford will also have a Elecromagnetic Catapult System and use Stealth. It will also have close to 50% Robotic Drone F/A Designated Aircraft.
The FEL is the Weapon that will make Nuclear ICBM's OBSOLETE. Discover Magazine is quoted as saying that a Nuclear Powered Free Electron Laser can Vaporize a Hole through 1000 Feet of SOLID STEEL IN SECONDS.
Plus an FEL Beam is not like an ordinary Laser as it is not effected by Atmospheric Conditions and tied in to Super Computer Run Target and Acquistioning...it can Split it's Beam many times and even vaporize a target as small as a 50 Cal Round. Also special Satellites with special Mirrors as regular laser mirrors would melt with this kind of Laser will allow Over the Horizon Targeting as well as the ability to use this as an OFFENSIVE WEAPON. Thus by Widening of this Nuclear Powered Laser Beam...LARGE CITY SIZED TARGETS could also be vaporized without the problem of Radiation. These will replace Nuclear Weapons. Split Infinity
Originally posted by buster2010
Call my family tell them I love them then go sit on the porch light up a smoke and open a cold one. then I would think that mankind has finally proven that it is too stupid to survive.edit on 21-8-2012 by buster2010 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SrWingCommander
You know, most of those probably under 35 or so have probably never seen, "the Day After" or "threads". 2 80's movies that look at global (us/ussr) nuclear war. A bit cheezy by today's standards....but sobering.