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(The US Sun)   Russia tests missile that goes 9,000 mph. Still working on the earth shattering ka-boom   (the-sun.com) divider line
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2020-11-27 8:50:08 AM  
eh?
 
2020-11-27 8:52:46 AM  
HaHa
 
2020-11-27 8:56:44 AM  
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2020-11-27 8:57:41 AM  
That's way too quick to be safe, in any circumstance, for anything or anybody, especially the missile itself!
 
2020-11-27 8:57:59 AM  
This reminds me of when my granddad would make finger guns in holsters to his side and ask me if I wanted to see his quick draw, remain motionless for 3 seconds then ask me if I want to see it again.
 
2020-11-27 8:58:10 AM  
It runs entirely on vodak.
 
2020-11-27 9:16:03 AM  
FTA "no details have been released"
 
2020-11-27 9:29:00 AM  
The Byrds:Eight Miles High (RARE 1967 clip)
Youtube e8QypoBpQqI
 
2020-11-27 11:01:35 AM  
I'd rather an SM3 BlockIIA. It fits in existing systems and has a better warhead. The IIB might be more capable but you have to change the launcher a bit.
 
2020-11-27 11:03:03 AM  
This is why Space Force was created.  I got a feeling we got something in place to get even.
 
2020-11-27 12:07:13 PM  
In low gear.
 
2020-11-27 12:08:38 PM  
I'm not a missile talking guy, but what does "goes 9000 mph" mean in any sort of context? Is that faster than the average missile? Does that confer any sort of advantage? Is there a chance that a Russian propaganda weapon reported by The Sun actually exists?

This is like the "backwards time weapons are more dangerous for some reason" thing in Tenet.
 
2020-11-27 12:20:50 PM  
It could reach mach 12 if the payload doesn't melt first.  Shorter strike time?  Harder to divert?
 
2020-11-27 12:21:00 PM  
Yet they can't feed their people. Oh wait, that's just like US!
 
2020-11-27 12:24:47 PM  
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2020-11-27 12:58:25 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I'd rather an SM3 BlockIIA. It fits in existing systems and has a better warhead. The IIB might be more capable but you have to change the launcher a bit.


Only built for exo-atmospheric interceptions.
 
2020-11-27 1:05:09 PM  
Yeah, well I have one that goes 9001 mph. Details to follow.
 
2020-11-27 1:44:48 PM  
Russia is the country equivalent of a trailer park with nukes. And yes, they make ridiculous claims to impress others.
 
2020-11-27 2:00:02 PM  

b2theory: Tr0mBoNe: I'd rather an SM3 BlockIIA. It fits in existing systems and has a better warhead. The IIB might be more capable but you have to change the launcher a bit.

Only built for exo-atmospheric interceptions.


Considering it would be out of the endoatmosphere in about 40 seconds do, this missile is probably an exoatmospheric interceptor also.
Plus the SM3-IIA is faster and (more) proven and there are endoatmospheric interceptors on the ship if needed.
 
2020-11-27 2:02:15 PM  
Once it hits 10,000 mph the Flux Warhead will travel back in time and blow up Tunguska.
 
2020-11-27 2:24:10 PM  
Big deal.  Every US Navy missile cruiser can do this.
 
2020-11-27 2:28:36 PM  

johnny_vegas: b2theory: Tr0mBoNe: I'd rather an SM3 BlockIIA. It fits in existing systems and has a better warhead. The IIB might be more capable but you have to change the launcher a bit.

Only built for exo-atmospheric interceptions.

Considering it would be out of the endoatmosphere in about 40 seconds do, this missile is probably an exoatmospheric interceptor also.
Plus the SM3-IIA is faster and (more) proven and there are endoatmospheric interceptors on the ship if needed.


Not much is known about Zircon, but most analysis I have seen indicates it never leaves the atmosphere.
 
2020-11-27 2:28:58 PM  
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2020-11-27 2:29:01 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Big deal.  Every US Navy missile cruiser can do this.


Sort of, except not all the cruisers (or destroyers) are BMD capable
 
2020-11-27 2:29:26 PM  

OkieDookie: Once it hits 10,000 mph the Flux Warhead will travel back in time and blow up Tunguska.


8888 mph
 
2020-11-27 2:33:27 PM  

b2theory: johnny_vegas: b2theory: Tr0mBoNe: I'd rather an SM3 BlockIIA. It fits in existing systems and has a better warhead. The IIB might be more capable but you have to change the launcher a bit.

Only built for exo-atmospheric interceptions.

Considering it would be out of the endoatmosphere in about 40 seconds do, this missile is probably an exoatmospheric interceptor also.
Plus the SM3-IIA is faster and (more) proven and there are endoatmospheric interceptors on the ship if needed.

Not much is known about Zircon, but most analysis I have seen indicates it never leaves the atmosphere.


very true, but I didn't see anything identifying this as a Zircon test?
 
2020-11-27 2:42:21 PM  
US test recently conducted

First ICBM intercept by SM-3 missile
 
2020-11-27 2:53:24 PM  
In Russia, a "successful" missile test is one that doesn't destroy the launch site, litter the steppe with toxic fuel, and kill half the local nomadic population.
 
2020-11-27 2:55:45 PM  
pointing out the obvious:
9000mph isn't that fast for an orbital intercept.  it's well within the publicized performance envelope of a SM-3-IIB and is a crossing point intercept on a satellite at best since any LEO satellite will be moving much faster.
 
2020-11-27 3:29:32 PM  
Any Russian missile headed into space will be intercepted by our new StarLink SpaceShield constellation.
 
2020-11-27 3:45:44 PM  
Pretty much every ICBM needs to hit  that to be intercontinental, that's how they work (you need to hit 17,000mph to stay in orbit, otherwise you'll fall down.  9000mph gets you across the arctic before falling down).  So someone as dumb as Trump might fall for the "hypermissile gap", but hopefully Biden can focus on something more sane.

NewportBarGuy: It runs entirely on vodak.


The V2 ran on vodak, and since it was made by slave labor they had lots of trouble avoiding shrinkage.  The Soviets built the R7 (an early ICBM) by elongating a V2 (adding more fuel and O2) and surrounding it with more normal V2 boosters.  They also switched from vodak to kerosene.  The R7 went on to become the Soyuz and the workhorse for the Soviet/Russian manned space program (and the US crewed space program 2010-2020).

I suspect that kerosene was used to avoid vodak shrinkage.  US researchers noted issues here as well, as mentioned in John Clark's  excellent book, Ignition!.  Kerosene has a tiny efficieny (Isp) advantage over Vodak, but burns 1000C hotter.  Although Russian metalurgy remains astonishingly advanced, I suspect the shrinkage issue (plus related issues thanks to impaired techs) was enough to quit using vodak (on both sides).

/long "well, actually" post for a quick joke
//but a great excuse to post the link to Ignition!
///https://library.sciencemadness.org​/lib​rary/books/ignition.pdf
/V [bonus slashie] oh, and Drink! (vodak, preferably)
 
2020-11-27 3:50:44 PM  
This is again, old news. We did this in the 1950s with SLAM: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superso​n​ic_Low_Altitude_Missile
 
2020-11-27 4:08:53 PM  

Znuh: This is again, old news. We did this in the 1950s with SLAM: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superson​ic_Low_Altitude_Missile


Supersonic, check.
Low altitude, check.
Nuclear armed, check.

As a final 'Fark you' can we have it belch radioactive particles out of its exhaust?
 
2020-11-27 4:39:49 PM  
How many rubles per minute is that?
 
2020-11-27 5:18:22 PM  
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2020-11-27 6:00:23 PM  
That's more than ten times boom speed.
 
2020-11-27 6:10:18 PM  
And if it's in the Sun, it's rock-solid reporting.
 
2020-11-27 6:39:20 PM  
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Yeah. We been doing that since to 80s
 
2020-11-27 7:16:00 PM  

Spectrum: Any Russian missile headed into space will be intercepted by our new StarLink SpaceShield constellation.


Exactly. It's the final stage of project Marauder. Or maybe something to do with those articles talking about some breakthrough in "Mazors" a few months back, involving Navy research patents or somesuch.

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2020-11-27 8:00:26 PM  
If I want to know about actual Russian military hardware, why the hell would I read an article published in the Sun?

//no, YouTube isn't a better choice.
 
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