[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 14:09:09 EDT 2008


War is hell, but I wouldn't call it a "suicide device". The range of the
rocket is on the order of 1000 meters, and the effective radius at the
target is on the order of 100 m. You wouldn't want to shoot yourself in the
foot with one of these, you'd take out your own batallion, but you are
aiming at a valley or a hillside, not an oncoming tank.
Peter

On 6/19/08, Mike Davis <jmdavis1 at vcu.edu> wrote:
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> To continue to be OT. Look up the Davey Crockett.
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_%28nuclear_device%29>
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> It is a weapon meant exclusively for battlefield use. It is also almost a
> suicide weapon.
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> Kilian CAVALOTTI wrote:
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>> On Thursday 19 June 2008 06:58:44 am Robert G. Brown wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Getting too big
>>> or two small an explosion can either kill your own troops or not kill
>>> all of the enemy on an actual battlefield.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> To add some more OT stuff to this thread, I don't think a nuclear weapon
>> has ever been used (or even considered being used) to kill troops on a
>> battlefield. Some cluster bombs (hey, back on topic! :)) are probably enough
>> for this purpose.
>>
>> IMHO, a nuclear weapon is mainly a dissuasion weapon, ie, one you claim
>> you own to make your ennemies think twice before they strike you. Or that
>> you use against civilians to make your point louder, and let your ennemies
>> understand they'd better surrender.
>>
>> That's why I find the association between "nuclear weapon" and
>> "battlefield" a bit irrelevant.
>>
>> Other than that, pretty interesting stuff. I'm unfortunately supporting
>> your conclusions.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>>
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