Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:27 am
will this be another thread that refuses to die?
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FedRebel wrote:It's not, missiles are extremely easy to intercept
Korean wrote:FedRebel wrote:It's not, missiles are extremely easy to intercept
I know this is a years old post... but I just happened to see it and couldn't resist but feel the urge to slap the person who wrote such a preposturous statement.
Missiles are NOT easy to intercept, simply because of their speed. A SAM missile (or any other explosive) kills with the shrpanel from the explosion, not the explosion itself (unless you were right next to the bomb when it went off). An ICBM simply travels so fast that it literally outruns the shrapnel from the missile.
And so unless the SAM explodes right head on the ICBM, the ICBM will not die simply because it travels too fast.