Re: anti-zepplin systems

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 22:47:53 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> John Clark wrote:
> > For the life of me I don't see how a system optimized to shoot down ICBM's
> > could have anything to do with shooting down slow low flying cruise missiles.
> Why not? The mission is in many ways similar. The flight hardware itself
> in PAC3 really isnt all that complicated. The ground radar and the ground
> based computers do the calculations, then preplan and transmit to the
> PAC3 the approximate trajectory, which is flown until endgame guidance
> takes over. Works for cruise missiles, planes, zepplins... And *maybe*
> even ICBMs. Wont work against UPS tho... {8^D spike

Thats why we need the Honest John back. Now THERE was a missile that
could take out a surface target...with prejudice.

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