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From launch to explosion: the principle of intercontinental ballistic missiles

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In his first and so far only call to Moscow, 46th US President Joe Biden raised the issue of extending the START III treaty among the main topics. It is the cornerstone of the security of the modern world, which introduces a framework for expanding the number of nuclear warheads and their delivery vehicles.


Russia, even under the 45th American President Donald Trump, offered Washington to sit down at the negotiating table and extend the agreement, but then the States were adamant. The main thrust of the Trump administration has been to bring China into the treaty. In principle, a perfectly reasonable idea, given China's growing nuclear missile potential. But the only problem is that if the treaty in its current version had not been extended, it would not have affected the development of the Chinese strategic nuclear forces.

Today, intercontinental ballistic missiles are the main strategic nuclear forces of any country that is part of the "nuclear club". An ICBM is a missile capable of covering a distance exceeding 5,5 thousand km. It is a formidable force capable of inflicting devastating damage with the help of nuclear warheads if used.

The video tells about how an intercontinental ballistic missile works in general, how the delivery and operation of warheads is carried out.

ICBM, on the principles of action from launch to explosion:

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  1. demo
    demo April 6 2021 14: 31
    +1
    The video tells about how an intercontinental ballistic missile works in general, how the delivery and operation of warheads is carried out.

    It would be better for us not to know about it at all.
    No-match weapon. Terrible. Blind.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx April 7 2021 04: 19
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      Quote: demo
      No-match weapon.

      Peremptory ...1. Not subject to appeal by way of appeal (no right of appeal). 2. Does not allow objections and doubts; categorical.
      Quote: demo
      Terrible.

      This can only be seen from the outside.
      Quote: demo
      Blind.

      Not so blind - it hits the target with an accuracy of ± 100-200 m.
      1. demo
        demo April 7 2021 10: 07
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        Is it fundamentally important for you that someone happened to be within a radius of 250 meters, and the accuracy was violated?

        A projectile, a bullet fired towards the enemy may or may not explode, or may not hit the desired target.
        Their opportunities are limited.
        But nuclear weapons, in addition to their power, destroying everything in their path, does not allow us to hope that after their use it is possible to remove the corpses, sweep up the garbage, level the funnel and move on.
        Hiroshima and Nagasaki don't count.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa April 7 2021 15: 17
          +1
          Quote: demo
          A projectile, a bullet fired towards the enemy may or may not explode, or may not hit the desired target ... But nuclear weapons ...

          The same can happen with nuclear weapons and their BB.
          The reason for this is the missile defense system.
          There are at least two principles: a) the neutron warhead of the anti-missile makes the mass of the trigger less critical (the pop principle) and a "brick" falls on the target;
          b) kinetic defeat of the carrier (ICBM before breeding carrots) or BB ("bullet to bullet") and it falls apart or lands "very far" from the aiming point ...
          c) system of object protection silos - physical destruction by a cloud of steel balls and tungsten rods of BB when approaching the target. (so-called KAZ "Mozyr")
          Therefore, not everything is as simple as painted in the film.
          AHA.
          1. mvg
            mvg April 8 2021 10: 03
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            Only no one has shot down ICBMs, even in room conditions. The Seelie declared, but it was the MRBM
  2. andr327
    andr327 April 6 2021 20: 25
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    An attentive viewer can understand that a rakuta is still a rocket and a warhead. The basis is still a rocket that moves according to the ordinary laws of ballistics and here everything goes according to the classical law. The throw angle and speed determine the range. Reaching the drop point cannot be changed very much. That is why they are trying to destroy missiles in this particular phase of the flight, when the laws of physics cannot be escaped anywhere. and then everything is determined by how the creators of the weapon will be able to control the movement of the warhead. The first leg of the flight is the most energetically loaded, but this is the function of the rocket.
    But the further flight of the warhead is the movement of the warhead (warhead). And the notorious Vanguard is still a combat unit.
    And on the rocket, you can put both a passive and an active warhead.
    Let us have more missiles capable of launching as many active warheads as possible.
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa April 7 2021 15: 37
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      Quote: andr327
      a rocket that moves according to the ordinary laws of ballistics and here everything goes according to the classical law ... you can't get away from the laws of physics.

      Well, yes, yes ... "Have you tried it with a file? - no?" (with)
      That's just where you are so-called. Attach a "quasi-ballistic" trajectory in your reasoning. Songs about a short OUT are good up to a certain shooting distance, when the energy of the pencil allows you to "go out", as it was on 667B ...
      And then, suddenly, a "diving" BB appears (with a skirt or a deviating toe).

      And now, in general, "planing" BBs, like the X-47M2 ... Yes, and the breeding area of ​​the BB was expanded until the end of OUT ... Yeah, here ...
      Well, and "Shaw, Tsilya, now what should the poor Samaritan do?" - I ask you ... (c)
      PS And cinema is for youngsters, school for 10 cells! Even ashamed of the authors ... It would be better if the Queen was shown, or something ... bully
  3. VasYok
    VasYok April 7 2021 20: 42
    -5
    Do you really think that our missiles and warheads, equipped with processors of the Elbrus family, manufactured by TSCM (Taiwan) under the leadership of the United States, are capable of hitting something there? (Russia does not have the technological capabilities for this.) Naive. laughing laughing laughing
    https://russianelectronics.ru/tajvanskaya-mikroshema-pogubila-dva-sputnika-glonass/
    1. DenZ
      DenZ April 8 2021 08: 59
      0
      On test launches, they are quite amazing.
    2. Sheridan
      Sheridan 8 May 2021 19: 21
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      Blasted out, white rider.
  4. u4gr8Kk6p8
    u4gr8Kk6p8 2 May 2021 01: 24
    +1
    Oh, only water was poured, but they did not tell anything about the case.
    Have you seen the movie True Lies? Remember the scene with the terrorist Salim Abu Aziz when he tells the reporter "Just one turn of the key, and two million of you people will die instantly." Nuclear weapons are a multi-component system, for example, in order for a nuclear charge to work, an interface system for entering data into the charge is needed, and, accordingly, the charge triggering program itself.
    For example, he drank too much, the former commander of the 369 missile regiment, 33rd Guards. missile division, 43rd missile army, guards. Colonel Malein Yuri Borisovich, and decided to zhahnut on the adversary, from all PUs. Suppose he raised a regiment in combat, and let's turn the keys and press the buttons, but no, the missiles will not go into the sky. And the missiles will not go away, because the regiment does not have a "program" for the BB. There are rockets with BB and an input system, but there is no program for how they should work.