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Gorbachev Slams American Empire
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quadrat Wrote:
Quote:Oh, get real. If that were true, which it isn't, the evil US would have taken you out in the early 90s, when you were in total dissaray. Paranoia know no bounds amongst Russians. It is obviously built within the Russian gene pool by now.
Because the Russian 25,000+ nukes have been in mint conditions all the time? John, I suggest you take a trip down memory lane discovering your own paranoia, starting by defending America in Laos' jungles. Did not yourself unmask the lies you helped to spread for decades about the military capabilities and strategies of the communists, down there in the 'Military Resources' folder? Do you not spread manure about the so called Islamic terror and Muslims in general on a daily basis? Actually, I don't think you suffer from that mental disorder, but you laugh about anybody who believed or believes in these lies.

"Q", it is not good to be thought stupid and then open your mouth to remove all doubt. Clearly you know nothing about nuclear weapons, or theory, or you would not make such fool,...............well yes you would, since you are the official Fool, right?

Nuclear weapons use tritium as an accelerant, or enhancement. Now read that again, if you have been able to get to this point. Tritium is an accelerent , or enhancement. However, it's half-life is very short and must be replenished often if it is to be up to 'speed'. Russians, as in SSR, have NOT been good at keeping their weapons up to date. I am aware of this, and obviously you are not, and don't even care about facts.

Go and cast your wacky web elsewhere, where you will not be rebutted. Now shoo.
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#62
Just to show HOW short tritium's half life is,you can discharge HUGE quantities legally(relative to normal isotopes) into watersheds cause it dies off real fast. I mean HUGE quantities,too.

This I know as it is in my field of radioactive liquid waste disposal.

For example,we can only discharge say 50 BQ/L of Strontium 90 and maybe 1 million of tritium.

The numbers are illustrative and not directly read from discharge permits,but they give a reasonable view of the differences. To my knowledge,tritium is the only isotope like this,too.
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#63
Quote:it is not good to be thought stupid and then open your mouth to remove all doubt.
John,
couldn't agree more. If you have no tritium, you use lithium deuteride instead, producing tritium in the moment of explosion. You might purchase lithium deuteride on ebay, don't know whether trade is prohibited, but production's simple.
What did you say was the exact reason the Russians suddenly lost the ability to produce tritium? Could send them my watch, nicely illuminated dial by tritium. Made in Switzerland.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#64
Somehow I thought we were discussing "fission" devices here, not "fusion" ones, correct? And further, tritium is an 'accelerate' rather than a 'fuel'. Oh well, your ability to quick reference is nice to know, but you still missed the point.

lithium deuteride is not used for fission devices. And since the buzzword is precision(ie small yields), the use of fusion devices are not necessary, as it causes the most collateral damage. Plus, fusion devices are very complicated and not on the plans of Iran or the Islamic Kook terrorists. In other words they don't have the capability to produce them.

Try again, if you may.
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#65
I thought I rescusitate this thread because I stumbled upon some interesting facts about American low tech. The Russians can't produce tritium, and their tanks are no good, neither are their planes. The same goes for German technology. Only American stuff is good, according to John. Is it? Remember this bird?

[Image: 250px-Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird.jpg]

Quite a beauty, sleek, elegant. Fast. What was it made from?
Quote:The airframe was made of titanium obtained from the USSR during the height of the Cold War. Lockheed used all possible guises to prevent the Soviet government from knowing what the titanium was to be used for. In order to keep the costs under control, they used a more easily-worked alloy of titanium which softened at a lower temperature.
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The aircraft was designed to minimize its radar cross-section, an early attempt at stealth design. However, the radar signature minimization did not take into account the extremely hot particles in the exhaust which reflect radar extremely well. Ironically, the SR-71 was one of the largest targets on the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) long range radars, which were able to track the plane at several hundred miles.
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Titanium was difficult to work with, expensive and scarce. In fact, much of the titanium bought by Lockheed to make Blackbirds had to be imported from Russia.
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One example of the difficulties of working with titanium is the fact that welds made at certain times of the year seemed to be more durable than welds made at other times. It was eventually found that the water supplied to the manufacturing plant came from one reservoir in the summer and another reservoir in the winter; the slight differences in the impurities in the water from these different reservoirs led to differences in the durability of the welds, since water was used to cool the titanium welds.
What? USA could not produce Titanium themselves? Had to import it from the enemy? A stealth plane that is actually bigger than an A380 on radar?
What's the service record of the thing?
Quote:The SR-71 line was in service from 1964 to 1998, with 12 of the 32 aircraft being destroyed in accidents, though none were lost to enemy action.
12 out of 32 destroyed in accidents in the middle of peace. Now, was it because they were build poorly, or did the pilots have no clue?

All quotes are found here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR71
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#66
quadrat Wrote:What? USA could not produce Titanium themselves? Had to import it from the enemy? A stealth plane that is actually bigger than an A380 on radar?
What's the service record of the thing?
Quote:The SR-71 line was in service from 1964 to 1998, with 12 of the 32 aircraft being destroyed in accidents, though none were lost to enemy action.
12 out of 32 destroyed in accidents in the middle of peace. Now, was it because they were build poorly, or did the pilots have no clue?

All quotes are found here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR71

Poor child, you really are an economic moro...........I will be polite here "Q" and use the word "beginner", ok? Titanium was bought from SSR(?) because it was economically cheaper, just as you German superfolk purchase natural gas and oil from the former SSR. It's that simple Komrade.

As for service life, have you ever tried to ride a bucking bronco for the alloted time limit? No? Driving one of those beasts was akin to that: you had to be very skilled AND very fortunate. Naturally there were losses, but none to the enemy, which states a great deal.

Give it up "Q" and seek other opportunities for foolishness. And incidentially I never said anything about the quality of German tanks, only Soviet/Russian ones. I studied them because my life and that of my unit depended on it. Get over yourself.

That is all!
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#67
John, helpless, mumbling utter nonsense :lol:
Quote:Poor child, you really are an economic moro...........I will be polite here "Q" and use the word "beginner", ok? Titanium was bought from SSR(?) because it was economically cheaper...
Yep. For a project of national security. For a product in which the raw material costs represent 1% or so.
I don't think 12 out of 32 Broncos are lost to accidents, and they are a lot cheaper. They are neither serviced ten hours for each hour of flight.
Quote:Naturally there were losses, but none to the enemy, which states a great deal.
Big deal, indeed. That's a spy plane, not an F18 all the time involved in fighting. Flying in the stratosphere, faster than any rocket. How would you bring such a thing down? It's states a great deal that the thing was lost only to breakdowns.
Quote:A defensive feature of the aircraft is its high speed and operating altitude; whereby if a surface-to-air missile launch was detected, standard evasive action was simply to accelerate.
That's from the link I posted above.
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#68
Yawn,................................................
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#69
Well, I don't feel so bad about adding this into this hodgepodge of a thread:

I thought the Spiegel interview with Solzhenitsyn was very good imo.

He outlined Russia from a perspective that wasn't too Western or too Russian. I liked his segments on how the population thinks and the "phases" they went through - even onto his thoughts on the moral responsibility of a people and go through a self-reflection. If only a few individuals could do that about their personal beliefs and decisions.

I just bought the paperback version of "The Gulag Archipelago".

I can't wait to start it.
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