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Old 12-03-2020, 06:35 PM   #8
ikalugin
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Originally Posted by Subnuts View Post
Why do we act like "hypersonic" missiles are terrifying apocalyptic boogeymen which will render future wars unwinnable to any nation which doesn't possess them? The V2 exceeded Mach 5 when reentering the atmosphere back in 1942.

That is one way to conceptualise it, sure.


However in this case what you compare against are TLAMs, that this SSGN specialised on before. And when compared to TLAMs you get less time to make decisions, amongst other things.
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