Designation Systems / Re: ASCC/ASIC/US DoD Reporting Name for Soviet/Russian/Chinese Aircraft and Missiles« Last post by Nagumo on Today at 02:57:06 am »
SS-NX-24 Scorpion si submarine-based variant and SSC-X-5 is land-based variant of Meteorit
... a step by step plan to get off the planet and eventually out into the galaxy. I'm sure those in the know can argue some of the science he presents but broadly the theme is we better do this or humanity it at risk.
Strictly speaking that's not accurate. If humanity doesn't spread out into space, it's not 'at risk," it's "outright doomed." Same goes for bunnies and carrots and humpack whales... and for American/Chinese/Lithuanian/Whatever culture.
Shortbread = SSM Cruise (may by Meteorit-N) https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP87T00076R000101860001-9.pdf page 350
And how many times do you see guys sticking their heads out of the turret while firing? (Tried to find one of a driver sticking his head out while firing, with no luck. I'm sure they're out there though. )
Paid for the remainder of Skybolt's development and then sold the info back to the US.