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What happens to a US Navy aircraft carrier when hit by a Dagger hypersonic missile: modeling from experts

What happens to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier when hit by a hypersonic missile «Dagger»: modeling from experts
The world's first hypersonic aviation missile system is the Russian "Dagger". This system, based on the Kh-47M2 "Dagger" rocket and the base carrier (at the moment) - MiG-31, who received the letter "K".

According to UAC representatives (United Aircraft Corporation), hypersonic missile system "Dagger" is capable of hitting enemy targets not only on land, but also at sea. In particular, we are talking about such large ships as aircraft carriers. In this regard, experts simulate the situation, in which aircraft carriers of NATO countries, in the event of anti-Russian military aggression, could be attacked from the air using hypersonic missiles of the Dagger complex.

One of the options under consideration is a hypothetical strike against one of the largest aircraft carriers of our time., USS George H.W.Bush (George W. Bush) US Navy. This is an American aircraft carrier with a displacement 97 thousand. tons and maximum length up to 333 m. His crew is 3200 human, plus almost 2500 thousands of military personnel of the aviation wing.

So what happens to this type of aircraft carrier? (type "Nimic"), if it is attacked by one missile of the "Dagger" complex?

The modeling itself is reduced to the choice of the point of contact of the complex's hypersonic missile with the aircraft carrier, taking into account the mass of its warhead. It is known from open sources, that the mass of the X-47M2 "Dagger" warhead is 500 kg. The maximum flight speed of the rocket on the trajectory is also taken into account.. She is about 12 Makhov.

The indicators of the Russian hypersonic missile system are as follows, what, even being part of the AUG with cover of the air defense-missile defense system, the American aircraft carrier has no chance of intercepting the Dagger. The characteristics of American naval defense systems against aircraft do not allow countering hypersonic missile weapons. In other words, with a hypothetical hit, the target will be hit in any case. How fatal for an aircraft carrier?

experts believe, that the most effective can be striking not at the command tower, and on the deck of an aircraft carrier.

What happens to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier when hit by a hypersonic missile «Dagger»: modeling from experts
Marked places of probable strike

Even if the first time after the impact, the aircraft carrier can remain afloat, the potential of its aircraft wing will be reduced to zero damage to the deck. Besides, such a strike could lead to the defeat of at least one of two A4W naval reactors from Westinghouse. The total capacity of these reactors is 1100 MW. A missile with a half-ton warhead, moving at great speed, capable of not only destroying the coolant circulation circuits, but also lead to the explosion of the nuclear reactors themselves during their active work when the aircraft carrier is performing a combat operation. This fact suggests, that a single missile strike of the "Dagger" hypersonic complex may be enough to completely destroy not only the lead aircraft carrier AUG, but also of all aircraft carrier strike group.

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