Wednesday, April 11, 2018


This is coolbert:

From WIZARD through Harry at Sharkhunters some details of the Russian invincible and unstoppable hypersonic missile as President Putin has boasted about.

"RUSSIAN JET FIGHTERS – In March 2018, the world learnt that Russia possessed the Kinzhal (Dragger) unique airborne hypersonic missile system designed to destroy ground and sea targets. The MiG-31 [Foxhound] supersonic long-range all-weather fighter jet developed by the MiG Design Bureau during the Soviet period and accepted for service in 1981 was chosen as a carrier for the new missile system."

Kinzhal! Kh-43M2.

MiG-31 in this capacity a stand-off delivery vehicle.

"The MiG-31 or the Foxhound as it is called in the West’s Aerospace Force but is still unique by its speed and altitude capabilities."

MiG-31 a two-seat stretch-fuselage interceptor version of the MiG-25 flown to Japan by the Soviet era defector Viktor Balenko.

"The fighter jet [MiG-31] can easily climb to an altitude of 25 km [82,000 feet] and accelerate to 3,000 km/h [1,800 miles per hour], after which the missile that reaches the point of its discharge within minutes starts its autonomous flight. Nuclear and conventional munitions are delivered to the target to a distance of up to 2,000 km [1,200 miles]. Moreover, the missile can deal a serious blow on the enemy without entering its heavily protected air and anti-ballistic missile defense system."

Kinzhal has the appearance of an Iskander surface-to surface missile but apparently is a totally different design? Kinzhal is the hypersonic missile for which there is no defense and also for which the Russian has been boasting about?

"The Kinzhal resembles an air-launched version of the Iskander short-range ballistic missile. However despite similar appearance it is a completely different design"



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