French Carrier

Bill Humphries
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 21:20:52 -0700

On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 09:09 PM, John Hall wrote:

> But supersonic Backfire bombers with those massive 250nm cruise missiles
> are also expensive.  The Soviets probably would have had to launch 1/4
> of their entire strength at a single Navy carrier to take it out.  At
> the time we had 14, and that was a losing proposition.

Do you mean take it out by non-nuclear means? If you threw caution to the 
wind, I'd think it would be easy to pitch a nuke at it.

-- whump