Friday, June 1, 2007

Sprint ABM Video



You may remember a post I did a long time ago about the sprint system. This is a great video of the sprint in action. Here is some basic Sprint info for you:

"This is the sprint system. It was a two stage rocket with a 1 KT Neutron bomb to take out the IRVs via explosive force and neutron flux. It worked up to 100,000 feet, and could hit more than mach 10. It was about 7,700 lbs, but took off with 650,000 lbs of thrust. Acceleration was 100 Gs."

5 comments:

Pam Hoffman said...

Hey R2K! Thanks for the comment on http://seminarlist.blogspot.com. Love Rockets! You may want to know about SAS - unless you already do. Just ask. pam

thimscool said...

Cool. I always get a chuckle out of the 'clever' critics of the abm program that say it is impossible to hit the target...

First of all, it is not impossible to get a kinetic kill. But more importantly, strap a 1kT onto the interceptor and you don't need to get that close to disable the incoming threat.

Didn't these critics play Missile Command?


The better complaint is that it undermines MAD... but those days are faded.

And thanks for the Easy-E!

Michael de`Oz said...

That is the same system, which is planned in Poland and the Czech Republic?

Lexington Green said...

Truly awesome. You have to love the Space Age era military. They were not afraid of their own shadow the way people are now. The Mid-20th Century Cold War era, when men were men and their machines were cool.

thimscool said...

No Michael. These days they actually seek to make a kinetic hit...

But if worse came to worse, they would strap on a nuke.