Re: Stuph, morbid and non-morbid...

From: Ed Rudnicki <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 15:29:07 EDT

>> umm, I forget if the Kats even have traditional missiles. their
>> special weapons don't seem likely to do much in the way of civilian
>> casualties.
> They do have traditional missiles, "Chaos in Crystal": Razor;
> "I'll finish off those drones the old fashioned way!"

I'm not fully up to speed on the show (yet!), but I have noted a
number of instances of missiles with explosive warheads rather than
exotic features.

>> it's easy enough to imagine a missile abort when they miss their
>> target.
> Yeah, I kind of wondered about this too. I don't know about
>air-to-air, but I know the Tomahawks and some of the heavy BGM and cruise
>stuff has self-destruct. Hound-dogs, and Hawkeyes and the Shrike's and
>stuff may also. Another question for the Brothers Tremblay.

Tactical missiles rarely have a self-destruct feature. The missile
would not self-destruct when it missed a target because it doesn't
know it missed (that is, the target did not pass close enough for
fuze function). The only common application for self-destruct fuzes
is in antiaircraft artillery (Baghdad fireaworks show), where the SD
function is either timed or a function of projectile spin.

Missing missiles in SK should cause lots of collateral damage even
if they had a self-destruct, simply because they're being fired
among buildings, where an SD feature wouldn't have time to

>> the Enforcers seem as likely to do civilian casualties as the Kats.
> Heh! The Enforcers are more than likely to cause the civilian
>casualties, if from nothing else than injuries received by the populace
>when the daily quota of choppers falls out of the sky.

Is it me, or do too many Enforcers successfully bail out of their
helos? I know I've seen a few instances where they seem to go down
with their aircraft, which is realistic, but there are some where
they successfully get out, which is unlikely.

Ed Rudnicki
TLM addict FDC Bronx FDC Night Watchman

Received on Thu Apr 27 1995 - 09:53:59 PDT

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