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Re: Hardkill of missiles (exocets)

From: "Christopher Weuve" <caw@i...>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 17:47:51 -0500
Subject: Re: Hardkill of missiles (exocets)

On Thu, Mar 27, 1997 at 12:55:36 PM, "Phillip E. Pournelle" wrote:

> Here at the Naval Postgraduate School, Captain Rogers did an extensive

> investigation into hardkill options versus guided missiles in naval 
> battles (Harkill defined as a object such as missile, gun etc. 
> successfully engaging the missle before it causes harm to the intended

> target). 

Has Capt. Rogers though of submitting it for publication?  This, of
course, is 
the _exact_ sort of thing for which USNI Proceedings exists.

> The Isreali Navy have been the most successful fleet in this regard
> destoyed the Egyptian Navy's fleet of corvettes in this manner. 

Um, I think they destroyed the corvettes by attacking them, not by
the Egyptian missiles, but I understand what you meant.  <grin>

BTW, I am of the opinion that anyone who is interested in naval
(either SF or historical) really needs to read Capt. Wayne Hughes'
Tactics_.  It explains, among other things, why designers of the era
the "obvious" idea that big-guns were preferable to small ones.  [The
answer is that, due to relative weights of mechanisms, rates of fire and

projectile energy, a ship armed with 6 inch guns (for example) could
deliver 8 times the projectile energy of a ship of same displacement
firing 12 
inch guns. (p.63)]  

--Chris Weuve

Life Member, US Naval Institute
Life Member, Navy League of the United States

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