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Austin Powers

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That's complete hyperbole. I would agree with you that Erdogan, Putin and Trump are nationalists with autocratic/fascist tendancies. However, you certainly can't describe Abe, Tsai, Merkel or Johnson as fascist. They all believe in and support multi-party democracy.



Arguably they have already rearmed. However, there's no chance of them building 10 aircraft carriers, because their economy wouldn't support it.
Japan and Russia and Turkey and Israel and Britain and Germany are now essentially 1 party dictatorships. The opposition is state controlled and they won't win election. In other words, they have sham elections. We'll have to see what happens in the US. If Trump declares curfew due to COVID and cancels election then we can say the same about the US.
 

Bhurki

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Japan and Russia and Turkey and Israel and Britain and Germany are now essentially 1 party dictatorships. The opposition is state controlled and they won't win election. In other words, they have sham elections. We'll have to see what happens in the US. If Trump declares curfew due to COVID and cancels election then we can say the same about the US.
Take it easy.. You've been derailing a lot of threads..
 

SamuraiBlue

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Has anyone read this?

Japan Readies Its Ship-Smashing Super-Missile
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The Japanese navy has
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: To bottle up the Chinese fleet, preventing Beijing’s warships from reaching the open Pacific Ocean.

Which is why Japanese planners take anti-ship missiles
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. And why, last year, the Japanese defense ministry took a hard look at its newest anti-ship missile design ... and decided to go back to the drawing board.


The ASM-3 lacked range, the ministry decided. Rather than field the missile in its current, 100-mile incarnation, officials sent the weapon back to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with one major note.


Make the missile fly twice as far ... without making it much bigger.

A year later, the ASM-3 has reappeared. In mid-July, Japan’s state minister for national defense, Tomohiro Yamamoto, posted a photo on social media depicting an F-2 with the redesigned ASM-3 under its wing.

It’s apparent from the photo that the new version of the missile is fatter than the original version was, implying engineers packed a bigger rocket motor into its roughly 17-foot length....... to read further, click on the link above.

The diameter has increased dramatically I believe.
Here is a photo of the original missile.
 

Bhurki

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Has anyone read this?



The diameter has increased dramatically I believe.
Here is a photo of the original missile.
That looks as fat as the atacms. Even though a lot of that diameter towards the aft side will be used up by ramjet inlet. Still, a core diameter of 20-22 inches seems likely.
Weight should be about 3,000 lbs comparing to similar missiles.
 

ZeEa5KPul

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Has anyone read this?



The diameter has increased dramatically I believe.
Here is a photo of the original missile.
How odd that you liked this post, @TerraN_EmpirE, I guess "ship-smashing super-missile" is A-OK terminology you have no problem with, but if China tests a "world-leading" ATGM you'll kick up a stink. I guess China should have called it "tank-smashing super-ATGM".
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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How odd that you liked this post, @TerraN_EmpirE, I guess "ship-smashing super-missile" is A-OK terminology you have no problem with, but if China tests a "world-leading" ATGM you'll kick up a stink. I guess China should have called it "tank-smashing super-ATGM".
It has both photos and details, not just “World leading missile that we won’t tell you anything about.” And I don’t even have to run a poem by Yankeesama though google translate to get nothing but cheap drama from.
 

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