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Commander 598
12-21-2000, 07:23 PM
1.What is the current US battletank?

2.What is the newest US Fighter?

3.What is the fastest US Missile?

4.What is the most accurate US Missile?

5.How many Nuclear Warheads are currently in the US?

K_Kinnison
12-21-2000, 08:55 PM
1.What is the current US battletank?

M-1 Abrams i belive (i am not sure which model)

2.What is the newest US Fighter?

Soon to be F-22

3.What is the fastest US Missile?

um... AIM-9M?

4.What is the most accurate US Missile?

define accurate? Nukes are very accurate, rarley miss becaue they have a big blast radius.

But my bet would go with one of those laser guided crusie missiles.. tho for an Interal Guidance system i do not know

5.How many Nuclear Warheads are currently in the US?

dont know


hope i helped some

Nute Gunray
12-21-2000, 09:13 PM
The Nike, Spartan, and Phoenix all break Mach 5, so they're the fastest production missiles, although there are some Mach 6 cruise missiles under development.

I believe we have the M-1A2 right now.

Newest "new" airframe is the F-22, but the NEWEST is the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.


How many nuclear warheads is a fuzzy answer. Treaties tell us we have 5000 weapons, either free-fall devices or missile warheads. But, unlike OTHER countries we KEEP our weapons that we had to get rid of. We just take the detonation circuits off and keep all the parts in warehouses next to each other so we can rebuild them at a moment's notice. THAT number is somewhere around a staggering 17000

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Commander 598
12-21-2000, 09:25 PM
And lastly i'm looking for Nute's R2s(You know which ones)
I need to post them somewhere...

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Nute Gunray
12-21-2000, 09:36 PM
They're gone.

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milkshake
12-21-2000, 09:38 PM
The newest US fighter will be the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) a economy fighter to replace the F16 Falcon, the Military are currently hosting a competition to pick the model to make, there were originally 3 contractors, McDonnel Douglas, Boeing and Lochead Martin. Douglas were Knocked out early.

Boeing are currently building the prototype to their rather different looking, single wing Strike jet.
Lochead Martin have a Prototype that bears mcuh resemblence to their F22, with two Jet intakes but like the Boeing with one engine.

Both use Stealth technolegy, I belive that the Boeing will win, the other looks too much like the F22, it's basicly just a cheaper version.

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Commander 598
12-21-2000, 09:43 PM
There gone?
I saw GUNNER leaving with them earlier today...

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Nute Gunray
12-21-2000, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by milkshake:
The newest US fighter will be the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) a economy fighter to replace the F16 Falcon, the Military are currently hosting a competition to pick the model to make, there were originally 3 contractors, McDonnel Douglas, Boeing and Lochead Martin. Douglas were Knocked out early.

Um...no.

The JSF isn't "new" because it is still a DRAWING. Another thing: the JSF isnt' going to replace the F-16 because the F-16 Block Ds aren't OLD yet. The F-16s will be phased out around 2015 by second block F-22s. The JSF will replace the F-14s, the remaining A-6s and the earlier generation F/A-18 (although most of the 18s will be replaced by E/F Block 18s).

PS: the JSF probably won't be built. The whole reason behind the concept was the dwindling defense budget of the Clinton admin. The fighter was "cheaper" than the F-22 (whose order was slashed by 150 aircraft to keep costs down) and the Super Hornet. But now with a Republican controlled government, the USAF and USN are already breaking out the checkbooks for more of everything...

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Admiral
12-21-2000, 10:07 PM
All I know for certain is this

battle tank
m1a2

and F-22 to be introduced in the next few years, I think 2002.

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Vark111
12-21-2000, 10:43 PM
Hmmm. If you're asking the newest *operational* fighter, then I might have to say the F-15E or the F/A-18D.

Fastest Missile? A2A - AIM-54C Phoenix though the 'Winders have faster acceleration. SAM - Nike or Patriot, not sure which of those two.... Or perhaps the SM series on the Aegis cruisers?

Most accurate? By far the Tomahawk TERCOM. Of course that's *missile*. Now the most accurate *weapon* might be the GBU-15V2, depends on the steadiness of the hand guiding it. Newer weapons that aren't operational yet though may even beat the -15 (the JDAM and JSOW - both GPS guided - come to mind).

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Terrorist
12-21-2000, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by Commander 598:
5.How many Nuclear Warheads are currently in the US?

How many are in the US arsenal... I do not know.

How many are in the US... Exactly two more than are in the US arsenal.

MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Darth Sceltor
12-21-2000, 11:13 PM
I smell a Nute.

JR2000Z
12-21-2000, 11:57 PM
I thought they dont make F22s anymore.

Flying Beastie
12-21-2000, 11:57 PM
Has anyone seen pictures of the Bird of Prey "Switchblade?" http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/eek.gif

I saw it on the cover of Popular Science (while wand'ring through Chapters in November) and fell in love.
http://www.popsci.com/magazine/this_month/big_0011_cv.gif

This thing is gorgeous.

I couldn't find any pics on-line, but I have the mag in front of me.

*drool*

She's a top-secret military jet from Cannon AFB, Nevada (near Nellis). When her (forward swept) wings are closed, she can speed at up to mach 3. Set the wings to the intermediate (45 degrees), and she's stunningly agile in combat. When the wings are fully open, she has pinpoint bombing accuracy.

Fast and fatal, just the way I like 'em. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/cool.gif

Officially, the military doesn't have a replacement for the F-111 (as of press-time), but I can't imagine anyone abandoning this drop-dead stunning machine.

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Sgt. Cole
12-22-2000, 01:17 AM
Did you by any chance join the Web Cadet Corps? I'm currently in the WCC Marines

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Sgt. Cole
12-22-2000, 01:19 AM
And yes, I have seen the very same issue. The switchblade gives me a "Wolfman". If you've seen Top Gun, then you know what I'm talking about... Think first briefing at Miramar.

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Nute Gunray
12-22-2000, 01:47 AM
I enjoy the forward swept wings of the Su-37.
And the F-22 has it's "service entry" of 2005, with a batch of 200-350 depending on how much money they end up having in the budget next year to start buying them up.

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Gold leader
12-22-2000, 12:03 PM
Take a look at Terrorist's profile or click on his homepage right here (http://www.terrorist.org). It's hilarious.

Fondas
12-22-2000, 12:47 PM
I'll probably sound like Guilo here, but shouldn't the original questions have been "Which is" instead of "what is" ? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Gold leader
12-22-2000, 01:01 PM
Guilo? Guilo? Guilo who? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Zargon
12-22-2000, 03:25 PM
yes its the m1-a2, the f-22 or super hornet, um.....depends ont eh type of missle, tomoahawks or amraams, amraams are better than aim-9 sidewinders......


and nitro, I agree! Hiloarious!!!!

Zargon
12-22-2000, 03:26 PM
That is some terrible spelling and grammar!

Gold leader
12-22-2000, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Zargon:

and nitro, I agree! Hiloarious!!!!

Sir, that does not make sense, sir!

Terrorist
12-22-2000, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by Darth Sceltor:
I smell a Nute.

I am begging your pardon, sir. This was no Nute. This was my dinner.

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Zargon
12-22-2000, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Zargon:
That is some terrible spelling and grammar!

Hence why I posted that!

Ding Chavez[R6]
12-22-2000, 05:16 PM
Here terrorist terrorist terrorist.......

Damn, always one step behind!

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Darth Sceltor
12-24-2000, 03:21 AM
Hold a turban sale. You'll be sure to find him there. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

janek17
12-24-2000, 06:29 PM
why you worrting about the us arsenal?

i mean take a long loooooooonnnnnong look at the russian MiG-29 the sovs made themselves a beuty with that one... leavs an F16 for dead... DEAD the handling on those things is really good, and you can go to russia and pay 10 gand to fly one of those... the fact that you could pay that amount of money to buy a nuke is scary...

Fondas
12-27-2000, 01:43 PM
Janek, I think you are wrong about this ! fighter jets is one of my hobbies. The MiG 29 Fulcrum is a very good dogfighter but not s good as the Fighting Falcon.
The later has a significant turn rate advantage at corner velocity.

K_Kinnison
12-27-2000, 10:14 PM
actaully he is correct, the Mig-29 has "Vectored thrust" it can out dogfight the F-15E. Having vectored thrust makes it HIGHLY manuverable compared to other craft.. the F-16 jsut does not have the same performace at low near stall speeds due to the classic Delta shaped wings, and single engine.

jsut too bad that the russians never made many of them, or learned how to REALLY use them

Vark111
12-27-2000, 10:31 PM
K_K, you're thinking of the MiG-31, or perhaps the Su-35/39. The MiG-29 doesn't have any TV in it's production configuration. (It's got a really nice microwave though, and a great refrigerator)

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