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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:36 PM

18. Any normal bomb striking those types of soft targets will do enormous damage.

The Germans already used hypersonic missiles in WWII, the V-2 missile hit around mach 5 which is hypersonic territory, and they didn't do that much damage other then the occasional lucky strike on a movie theater or the like as the high speed meant they buried themselves in the ground before the warhead went off, suppressing blast radius. And the sonic boom didn't do any damage I can find and modern buildings have tougher glass then back then.

Also hypersonic missiles hit their top speed and then after the propellant burns off they start dropping in speed for the rest of the journey.


https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/military/hypersonic-missiles-are-being-hyped

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-2_rocket

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