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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:27 PM

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Default Re: Could some nuclear weapons be simulated in WinSPMBT?

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I also recall the original Harpoon computer game allowing for nuclear release and the launch of nuclear missiles. If one of those got through your air defense, you could pretty much write off the ship that got hit...

Only the ship that got hit?!
Well, the SSN-19 (P-700 Granit), which was one of the larger anti-ship missiles I remember using "only" had a 500 kt warhead. From http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/bomb/sf.../1mtblast.html, it seems that a 1 megaton surface blast would have a blast radius of maybe 7.5 miles, so a 500 kt warhead would have a rather smaller radius (maybe 4-5?). And consider that we're talking about ship formations here, which can spread across several miles. I remember the ship that got hit being totaled, and I think maybe some of the nearby ships would take blast damage, but this was all a very long time ago (early 1990s). In fact, predating the original Steel Panthers...


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