To: CPO retired
I don’t think any military on the planet has a system capable of shooting down an incoming object with a speed of 33,000 MPH.
posted on 02/15/2013 11:47:58 AM PST
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I dont think any military on the planet has a system capable of shooting down an incoming object with a speed of 33,000 MPH.
I remember in David Ahl's book of Computer games, there was a simulation based on that where you type in the BASIC Program and you track an object coming in at that speed and you try to intercept it with the equivalent of a Nike-Hercules or BOMARC missile (this was written in the 1970's). It is very tough to do but not impossible. IIRC, the Nike can reach Mach 3.65 or so and the BOMARC Mach 2.8, a far cry from the meteor's speed of Mach 43 or so but give the right conditions, some luck and a prayer, it can be done. I would suggest using multiple interceptors though.
posted on 02/16/2013 9:32:39 PM PST
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