If you do the math, the Ohio-class boats may be the most destructive weapon system created by humankind. Each of the 170-meter-long vessels can carry twenty-four Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) which can be fired from underwater to strike at targets more than seven thousand miles away depending on the load.In short one Ohio Class sub off the coast of North Korea could destroy every large city in that nation in less than a minute. We have 14 of these monsters. That is some scary stuff indeed. What's even scarier is this man can launch their payload at will.
As a Trident II reenters the atmosphere at speeds of up to Mach 24, it splits into up to eight independent reentry vehicles, each with a 100- or 475-kiloton nuclear warhead. In short, a full salvo from an Ohio-class submarine—which can be launched in less than one minute—could unleash up to 192 nuclear warheads to wipe twenty-four cities off the map. This is a nightmarish weapon of the apocalypse.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Holy Crap! The Ohio Class Submarine is the Worlds Deadliest Weapon?
I'm glad it's on our side.