Originally posted by murphy22
reply to post by Mr Tranny
Wow! So simple, it may work! If no enemy has thought of that idea, they have now.
It’s been a running idea for years. They even thought about that delivery system during a cold war. Just search around, there is plenty of people
that have already discussed the situation in depth.
There is even a company that is marketing a container based missile system.
Most of them think that such a delivery system that NK would use a long rocket that would lift out of the container before launch. My own opinion, as
shown on my little sketch, is the rocket erecting system is totally unneeded. A country wanting a simple system would not mess with such complicated
systems. Long rockets are for high speed travel. If you just want to gain 2000 feet in altitude, then aerodynamics and profile become a non issue.
You can push a brick to 2000 feet in altitude with a properly sized rocket.
May as well detail the thoughts that went into that rough sketch.
The Fat man bomb that the US set off was 5feet in diameter. That was an early US bomb, which would probably be like an early NK bomb. So I assumed
the same rough diameter for the device in the sketch.
The space allotted to the rocket motor is more than large enough for the task at hand. A lot smaller motor would probably be capable of the task, but
I made it way oversized just to make sure that there would be no doubt that it would get the load that high. I have seen a lot smaller rocket motors
lift far heavier items way past 2000 feet.
The power and avionics on the other side. If the avionics is smaller, or heavier than the warhead, then add lead weights to the lighter side to
balance the load.
The rocket thrust control can be obtained by various methods, but that is beyond the scope of the sketch.
Even old guidance systems could handle the burn of such a package as long as the load is balanced over the rocket nozzle.
Aerodynamics is of no concern because it won’t be going fast enough to bother anything.
You will have several systems in the avionics bay of the weapon.
The battery system.
The fire control system.
The hydraulic power system that controls the thrust nozzle.
The internal guidance system that figures out where it has to go.
In the trailer you will have several systems.
The main battery bank that is used to supply the trailer electronics and used to keep the weapon battery bank full until launch.
The hydraulic pump that is used to power the cylinders that open the top doors.
The GPS navigation antenna, and system that keeps track of it’s location.
Peephole cameras located on all sides of the container and the top to make sure there is no obstructions above the container before the weapon is
Communications will be multi path. Satellite phone, and two or more redundant cellular data services in the target country that it can use to
establish and maintain communications with home base for control.
They could keep track of it’s trip to the target country via data that the container relays by satellite phone on it’s way. When it gets close to
the target country, the cellular data services will get in range and they will see the container calling in to establish a control connection via the
normal civilian data network.
At that time, the people in charge of the mission can take a look through the peephole cameras to see if the container was put on the top of the stack
like it should have been. Or if the people at the originating port screwed up, and there is a container on top of it. If there is clear sky above the
container, then wait until they get within range of the target, and fire.
If there is something on top of the container then they will have to wait until the ship is unloaded. When the container above it is removed, it still
would not be able to fire because the cargo crane will be above it. They will have to wait until it gets put on the truck and moved to a side lot.
That will be the opportunity to fire the weapon.
Leading up to and Once they have a situation to fire, this is the sequence it will follow.
If it is cold, then you will probably have to turn on rocket heating elements to bring the fuel load up to optimum temps before firing.
Once that condition has been achieved…..
Power up the missile avionics and go though operational check.
Charge firing capacitors to arm the device.
Download location and orientation information from container GPS navigation system into the inertial guidance system.
Open doors, and let it rip.
The stuff in the cargo container will be destroyed by the rocket, but the parts have already served their job at that point.
If something screws up, then they would blow it in place at ground level.