Originally posted by g146541
It is a good thing that Russia is not having an "ammo supply issue" like we seem to be having here in the US.
They should be able to re supply that 13 million shells in no time at all.
I just have a hard time believing that in capitalist US of A we are having a problem getting ammo, something is crooked somewhere.
Originally posted by JakiusFogg
reply to post by NavyDoc
Follows, but are the answerable, errr no.
As for the rest, sorry I consider that to be nothing more than foolhardy underestimation at its finest, But then that always was the US's major problem.
Don't forget it is now a long period of time since the fall of the Soviet Union, they have had a long time to "adapt". Simply to write this off as negligence, is a little too easy IMO
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by JakiusFogg
In point of fact, this is almost impossible to see happen in the United States. I wish I could find a bigger picture, Having been through this little town between Vegas and Reno, even this view doesn't do the place justice for one of America's larger ammo dumps inside our borders.
This second one is what they look like when seen closer...and they line the hills in 3 directions from the base, as far as the eye can see from Highway 95.
They are designed that way to shield them from outside forces like weather...as part of it. However, the more pressing concern for design is to almost remove the possibility of one exploding to reach an adjoining one and set off a chain reaction. I'm sure it's not completely impossible....and Seal Beach NAS used to store Nuclear Weapons there. No distance would have mattered. Conventional though? If Russia was or is using something similar? 13 million or 13 billion shouldn't matter. It ought to just be one bunker going up.