Saturday, November 30, 2019

Russia's Nuke-Train System Is 30 Years Old Now

© Sputnik / Alexey Daniche

Sputnik: Nuke Express: Russian Railway-Based Missile That Was Headache for Western Countries Turns 30

Nuclear missiles based on the frame of a regular railway car were an ideological extension of ground-based mobile missile systems, making strategic weaponry more mobile, while also less detectable.

Thirty years ago Soviet Strategic Missile Troops added a new type of weapon to their arsenal, causing serious concern among western states in the last years of the Cold War. The weapon's appearance was deceptive; externally it looked just as any other civilian cargo train, but inside three of its rail cars were hidden RT-23 Molodets ("fine fellow"; NATO reporting name SS-24 Scalpel) strategic missiles, capable of delivering ten nuclear warheads each to distances of up to 10,000 kilometres.

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WNU Editor: For more info go here .... Russia Wanted a Nuclear Missile Train (National Interest).

1 comment:

Dov Sar said...

What keeps me up at night is the thought of a dozen or so Club K brought in to US ports, dispersed around the country, then launched so that the US is attacked literally from inside. Indeed, there are much more deceptive and insidious weapons that US enemies have at their disposal now. Someone could do such an attack and everyone would think it was part of a coup; there would be no concern of retaliation.