andraxxus wrote:...Anti-shipping capabilities of Ticonderoga:
2x4 RGM-84D Harpoon (628 kg weight, 138 km range, 221 kg warhead, 850 km/h speed)
RIM-66 + RAMs can be used at visual range with secondary IR guidance. (62 kg warhead, mach 3.5 speed)
Legend wrote:I recall they do carry both...
dundonrl wrote:Legend wrote:I recall they do carry both...
the first 5 ships of the Ticonderogas have the Mk-26 twin armed launcher and didn't carry the Tomahawk cruise missile.. it wasn't till the USS Bunker Hill, with it's VLS launchers did they start carrying the Tomahawk..
if I was on the Ticonderoga, I'd wait till the Kirov had launched all her ASCM's, shoot them down, then close within range of the SM2's and launch those and the 8 Harpoons and hope to overwhelm the Kirov's missile defenses..
I'd really wish to be onboard a Iowa, let my escorts take out the incoming ASCM's then get within 16" gun range and blow the Kirov and her escorts out of the water..
Karl Heidenreich wrote:Steve:
It is a destroyer but that clasification is not entirely clarifying. When we say "destroyer" we think in a Fletcher destroyer of 2,100 tons, whilst a Burke is almost the size of WWI battleship with 9,200 tons and 293 men on board. The displacement is almost that of Graf Spee! So, a Burke is closer to a cruiser than a destroyer; now, the clasification is that of destroyer so it stays there. However the Burke is the "surface unit" of the USN with which the Kirov would have, eventually, to fight which is why I made the comparison.
A Burke class escort would not be expected to fight Kirov.
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