French Carrier

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
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.