SSm vs aircraft




 
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April 29th, 2005  
ifti jamil
 

Topic: SSm vs aircraft


hi every body! can surface to surface missile replace combat aircraft in any future war? this is a question in my mind, can any body throw light on this subject. thanks
April 29th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

You mean cruise missiles ?

emm i mean not Surface to Surface missels ............ but Cruse Missels do have the capability ......... they can't completly replace fighters though not in near future

Peace
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April 29th, 2005  
ifti jamil
 
hi
i meant surface to surface ballistic missiles and not the cruise misiles. i think there is a difference between the two, isn't it?
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April 29th, 2005  
Gunner13
 
 
Yes, there sure is a difference!

SSMs generally fly high and fast (super to hypersonic) on a ballistic course to target. Some have very simple inertial guidance systems (SCUDs) with very high Circular Error Probabilities (CEPs) and thus poor accuracy, while others have very sophisticated GPS and inertial systems with low CEPS (Pershing II).

Cruise missiles generally fly slower (subsonic) and very low to either the surface of the sea of the earth to stay hidden. They noramlly have very sophisticated guidance systems that may include terrain following computers and computer maps.

However, the bottom line is that I don't think that SSMS will ever replace combat aircraft. A manned or remotely piloted aircraft has far more flexibility and dwell time over a target than an SSM. SSMs do have the edge in quick response (think ATACMS) and ability to hit targets deep in defended areas.

The two systems are complementary tools, not mutually exclusive ones.
April 30th, 2005  
Young Winston
 
 
No way.
April 30th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

No Way ........... Yes Exactly Billistic Missels Could never replace Fighters ............ Cruise Missels Could replace Fighters to a Certain Extent .

Billistic Missels have some what Horizontal trajectory ( not completely Horizonal otherwise start running now )..... they go Up Up Up and then have a free Fall ( generally )............. Cruse Missels have a Vertical ( Flat ) trajectory ............. and they can actually Find their target , change and recognise their Fligth Path in between ......... For me Cruise Missles are the Fighters of the future .



Peace
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April 30th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Even a cruise missile can only be used once. You can't say the same about aircraft.
April 30th, 2005  
ifti jamil
 
hi!
can any body refer any analytical study / book on this subject.