Skip to comments.Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces
Posted on 05/29/2012 9:40:03 AM PDT by moonshot925
Strategic Rocket Forces: 334 missiles with 1092 warheads
55 R-36M2 (SS-18) with 550 warheads
35 UR-100NUTTH (SS-19) with 210 warheads
150 Topol (SS-25) with 150 warheads
56 Topol-M silo (SS-27) with 56 warheads
18 Topol-M mobile (SS-27) with 18 warheads
18 RS-24 mobile with 108 warheads
Strategic Fleet: 96 missiles with 336 warheads
3 Delta III with 48 R-29R with 144 warheads
3 Delta IV with 48 R-29RM with 192 warheads
Strategic Aviation: 66 bombers with ~200 cruise missiles
55 Tu-95MS (Bear H) with up to 16 Kh-55 (AS-15A)
11 Tu-160 (Blackjack) with up to 12 Kh-55SM (AS-15B)
Hell, I was there.
Do not trust these numbers.
If they did not try to cheat it would be out of character for Russkies.
I was involved in one of the programs for Russian nuke destruction back in the 1990s. There was plenty of opportunity to cheat and hide nukes from our observers.
The numbers are accurate. Our satellites can see the Russian silos and mobile launchers.
Most Russian silos are reusable, and instead of looking at silos, we should be looking at warehouses, underpasses, bunkers, caves, etc. that can hold a missile.
I am with you on this one. The Russians/Soviets have
kept a treaty with “Glavni Vrag” (”The Main Enemy”, the US.)
If anyone REALLY thinks we can trust the Russians then they should look into their compliance with the 1972 Biological Weapons treaty.
We complied. The Soviets went on to create new ‘cocktails’ of the most deadly biological weapons on earth, and then to make massive stockpiles of them, while we didn’t.
‘The numbers are accurate. Our satellites can see the Russian silos and mobile launchers.’
-I don’t doubt that the Russians let us see what they want us to see. Deception and secrecy is their forte for a long time now.
What about tunnels? Camo?
Without humint to confirm, you can never fully trust the overhead assets.
Are you a Russian?
My father was Russian . Iw as born and raised in Texas. I am 100% American :)
All right, but the cold war is over.....so there’s no need to modernize the arsenal of nuclear missiles.
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