possible counters to soviet/russian nuclear battlecruisers

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possible counters to soviet/russian nuclear battlecruisers

Post by tameraire01 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:34 pm

What would be able to counter the emergence of the russian missile/battlecruisers. Hunterkiller submarines or would aircraft be able to overwhelm the gattling guns long enough to sink them.
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Re: possible counters to soviet/russian nuclear battlecruise

Post by Steve Crandell » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:59 pm

Nuclear submarines would have been a significant threat to their survival.

On paper, they had powerful air defenses. With what we know now it appears that their weapon systems were pretty unreliable though.

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Re: possible counters to soviet/russian nuclear battlecruise

Post by tameraire01 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:49 pm

Would NATO have to go battle-cruiser vs battle-ship to stop them. Do we know that they have good underwater protection?
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Re: possible counters to soviet/russian nuclear battlecruise

Post by hucks216 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:47 pm

Considering some frigates carry multiple (8) Harpoon missiles, it would be possible for two or three frigates to overwhelm the Russian defences, and if the circumstances are in favour of the frigate (i.e. surprise, unreliability of Russian systems and lack of certain measures that would aid damage control which exist on Russian ships) just one ship could do serious damage to the battlecruiser.

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