China Ballistic Missiles and Nuclear Arms Thread

Discussion in 'Strategic Defense' started by peace_lover, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Broccoli
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    It will be interesting to know if they place DF-31As on silos or is only DF-41 gonna get silo deployment due it's weight.
     
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    Huh? Why would they put road mobile missiles into silos? DF5 goes into silos. Both 31 and 41 stay mobile....
     
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    They have been building Russian style silos for solid-fueled missiles.

    https://fas.org/blogs/security/2019/09/china-silo-df41/
     
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    The rumors are referring to DF51. The DF-41 and 31 will remain mobile. DF51 is supposed to be much larger, higher payload and longer than 41's range, making mobile almost impossible, therefor the silo.
     
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    The report is a bit "obsolete" without mentioning DF-41, obviously DF-41 is already in service in a reasonable number

    Also DF-31A and AG carry more than one warheads, most likely 3
     
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    So the rumored DF-51 is like the RS-28 Sarmat? Extra-large ICBM carrying 10 - 20 warheads? o_O
     
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    why would China need extra big heavy ICBM DF-51 in silo ?
     
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    I don't know. To me, DF-31AG and DF-41 provide good deterrence, especially with the introduction of the DF-41
     
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    Totally agree. Increase the number of DF-41 and DF-31AG is the best strategy (let say 75 each) .. also keep ~30 DF-5B/C in Silo (with ~3,000 kms tunnel?) to complicate the enemies
     
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    Since they are already building new silos it means that "DF-51" is already on testing.
     
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