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US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/10/2015 3:02:37 AM   
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First off, everyone with a brain hopes something like this never happens. Second, the writer makes some bold assumptions about how the leaders of Russia and the US would react, basically to create the sort of worst case political scenario that would enable the rest of the article.

All this said...I am curious as to whether the writer has accurately described the weapons and technologies and made reasonable predictions of their performance.

Here is the link to the Popular Mechanics article:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a17730/what-a-us-russian-war-in-syria-would-look-like/

I believe these are all weapons systems modeled by the game. What do the afficionados think? What would you change in the article that needed changing?

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/10/2015 3:47:46 AM   
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Article seems to think Harpoons are stored in Mk 41 VLS, I think there have been attempts to integrate the Harpoon with the VLS but no success I think.

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/10/2015 3:48:51 AM   
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At the same time, the Donald Cook's deck erupts in smoke and flame. There are flat panels on the bow and stern decks, sectioned into grids. Each of the 61 grid squares is a launch tube for a missile. Tonight, many of these tubes are loaded for a ship-to-ship fight, armed with RGM-84 Harpoon missiles. The tubes are standalone, meaning they can be fired almost simultaneously.

Fifteen Harpoons rise from the deck within seconds and turn toward the targets. These are not dumb bullets, but smart and lethal unmanned aerial vehicles. The missiles dive for the sea surface, skimming the waves at 530 mph to evade radar-based countermeasures. Radar in the missiles' nosecones steer the missiles toward their targets.



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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/10/2015 3:56:59 AM   
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To be frank, even the Pentagon couldn't assure the estimated result if pre-WW3 happens in Syria. Let alone the strategic reactions with this, just the matter of sudden clashing with jets and ships are enough to bring more threats and damages to other countries.

However, if someone must insist to find out who can 'win' this fight (not the entire war), I would say both US and Russia wins -- they both achieved their goals by turning the Mediterranean countries into worse-than-cold-wars situations as well as the total isolation of Russia. The loser is however, must be Syria.

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/10/2015 10:31:54 AM   
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The article author must have been reading too much Clancy it seems. Super advanced stealth solo plane obliterating four evil helicopters while escaping all detection and returning to base safely. I stopped reading at that point.

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/10/2015 1:36:28 PM   
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The article was written to show escalation points but the author didn't research modern weapons all that well which is odd for that magazine.

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/10/2015 1:43:49 PM   
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That's why I don't refer to any media-based scenarios, even who used any simulation program including CMANO. There's always a bias in media.

Yet, there's something more sensational than guessing games, like this one:


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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/13/2015 6:33:37 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: DeltaIV

The article author must have been reading too much Clancy it seems. Super advanced stealth solo plane obliterating four evil helicopters while escaping all detection and returning to base safely. I stopped reading at that point.



How did the game model the F-22 capabilities? Is there a wide gap between the PR and the actual performance against the systems it is likely to face, at least as the game designers have imagined it? I am not an aficionado, but whenever I read something in the press about the F-22 it makes it sound like one step from the Millenium Falcon.

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/13/2015 9:10:09 AM   
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The F-22 is very capable and it's limitations are modeled well in the game. Do you have a specific concern?

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/14/2015 4:56:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: mikmyk

The F-22 is very capable and it's limitations are modeled well in the game. Do you have a specific concern?

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Not really. I am just surprised something that seems so effective was cancelled.

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/14/2015 8:28:36 AM   
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When was it cancelled? The Raptor? Very much not cancelled.

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RE: US-Russia Theoretical Syria Clash - 10/14/2015 9:22:13 AM   
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ORIGINAL: elxaime


quote:

ORIGINAL: mikmyk

The F-22 is very capable and it's limitations are modeled well in the game. Do you have a specific concern?

Thanks

Mike


Not really. I am just surprised something that seems so effective was cancelled.


Its expensive and the US budget switched focus to getting the F35 off the ground. A good number are in service though.

Mike

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