Give us all a break. I'm just tired of the BS artists out there with their "weather balloon advanced delivery systems". Both the dingbat Iranians and the North Koreans have long-range missiles and the ability to adapt designs to a naval platform. We should be worried about them and nukes, just not harebrained.
as someone said, don;t need a weather balloon just a container ship or big a supertanker sitting off singapore and use it to launch small submersibles like the drug cartels are using.
as a student of naval warfare i have always wondered why navies build what they build. any supertanker could be easliy converted to helicpter operations or ssm platforms given how easy it is with modules. armor up the superstructure and engine area which, being larger, tends to attract asm’s. a hull that size can take numerous hits and stay afloat. cheap , expendable, and huge stike capability.
Gee, maybe that's a lot like what I was saying at #15. You COULD have responded "I think your balloon comment is harebrained, but you may have a point about the missile". Nut "Noooooooooooooooo". You had to repeatedly tell me that I needed to educate myself.
I say (again) I'm concerned about Iran, and nukes, and their statement that they can get darn close to NYC. That's pretty much all I've been trying to say. You either have concerns about that, or you don't.
I was just correcting you. You specifically stated “Even advanced Nuclear warheads weigh well over a ton” which is incorrect.
Build them? No need. Iran probably has one or more ex-Soviet nukes, one of the not small number that were ‘lost’ after the Soviet empire collapsed.