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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    20 can deliver over 300 nuclear warheads in one mission....
    I doubt we would use all 20 on one mission.

    Plus, a few are in MX at any given time.

    Let's see, a couple on this side of the world, a couple on that side of the world, 4 or 5 broke or in depot.

    But, like you say, it don't take many...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Yes, the Buran...




    It was all abandoned after the fall of USSR. So sad...

    But, in 2015, they said there will be a new program, like the old Buran: Back on Track: Russia to Revive Its Reusable Space Shuttle Program

    Many people cheered then, among them the likes of Magomed Tolboev, a highly distinguished Soviet and Russian aviator, who flew Burans himself, back then, and has for years been fighting to revive the project


    I hope I will live to see a Buran fly... I really do.
    The "Buran"?

    You mean the Shuttleski?

    Then there's the C-5ski, the C-141ski, the C-130ski, and the list goes on and on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    The "Buran"?

    You mean the Shuttleski?

    Then there's the C-5ski, the C-141ski, the C-130ski, and the list goes on and on...


    Honestly, as far as space technology, I wish all the countries with the resources, skill, tech, and know-how, would just fucking share with each other. US, Canada, EU, Russia, China, India, Japan... We'd be so much further ahead in space exploration, by now, by working together, rather than idiotically competing with each other...

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    I always hated aircraft delivery systems.

    I prefer cruise missiles. I know they are part of our triad system but they are just way too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    The Soviets ripped off a BUNCH of our designs.

    Including the Space Shuttle.

    Copied the Concord, too, we called theirs the Concordski.
    Sure looks that way. Built by espionage. Same for Chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Sure looks that way. Built by espionage. Same for Chinese.
    And the Chinese have surpassed the Russkies as the biggest thieves of tech from us.

    Military AND civilian tech.

    Sometimes cheaper to steal tech than develop it...
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    The B1 is actually a backup system.

    Any nuke will come from our Boomers parked off the coast of NK.

    If those fail we send in planes, if those fail we launch from here.

    That's our system.

    They can stop 1 or 2 but not all 3.

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