Fri, 26 Apr 2002 07:18:21 +0200 (CEST)
On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, 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.
A single small nuke could take one out. It could be a mine, a torpedo, a
missile hugging the water, or old-fashioned ballistic delivery.
Shit, just a NEMP strike would fill the area with inert metal chunks,
hardening or no.