Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Russia's Nuclear Convoys Practice for World War III

Popular Mechanics: Russian Armageddon Convoy Practices for World War III

​If this were to happen for real—well, hope you have a fallout shelter nearby.

The largest country in the world by area, Russia has plenty of room to hide things. Naturally, that includes nuclear missiles. Unlike American missiles, which are stationed in concrete silos, Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are deployed on large truck-like vehicles designed to prowl the country's road networks before unleashing Armageddon.

Russia Today has a story on a Russian strategic missile exercise that involves a massive convoy traveling from European-Russian border all the way to the Mongolian border. Russian mobile ICBMs have established, permanent bases but leave in groups on month-long patrols. This particular 400-vehicle convoy includes Topol, Topol-M, and Yars mobile missiles, as well as command and control, security, and logistics vehicles.

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WNU Editor: I saw one of these "convoys" in the 1980s outside of Moscow .... sent a chill down my spine because I knew what these missiles were capable of. RT has a good post on this story .... Yars & Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missiles rumble in massive Russian drill (RT)

1 comment:

Bob Huntley said...

The land version of the Nuclear subs? Good thing we can't see those subs from both sides lurking around. On land they makes easier targets from above.