Probably get postponed into the Spring due to the general chaos of the situation, although casualties would be relatively few; the Soviets were extremely lacking in nuclear weapons in this era.
Article.Probably get postponed into the Spring due to the general chaos of the situation, although casualties would be relatively few; the Soviets were extremely lacking in nuclear weapons in this era.
That specific report was full of crap. The 1962 Russians had about 30 ICBMs that were city killers guaranteed to hit. Even in the 1960s a dozen of their ICBMs hitting the Boswash corridor was a guaranteed 30 million dead.The discrepancy is probably because of the larger yields of U.S. nuclear weapons in the 1960s versus Soviet nukes in the 1980s, but also because at the time of the SAC report, Soviet nuclear forces were primarily bomber-based. The Soviet Union had between 300 and 320 nuclear weapons in 1962, all but forty of which were bomber-based. Bomber bases may have been closer to major population areas. A major draw of U.S. nuclear weapons to Soviet cities would have also been the presence of local airports, which would have functioned as dispersal airfields for nuclear-armed bombers. On the other hand, the Soviet attack would largely hit ICBM fields and bomber bases in low-population-density regions of the Midwest, plus a handful of submarine bases on both coasts.
They are very likely postponed and possibly for quite a while depending on how bad you want to make the War regarding how many Soviet bombers and ICBM's get through/work as intended.
They had only 20 ICBMs available against hundreds of nuclear tipped NIKE ABMs, with said ICBMs having a failure rate of up to a third and a CEP measured in miles. Even assuming the Soviets geared them towards Counter-Value instead of Counter-Force to get their small bomber force a chance, you're only looking at a handful of cities, perhaps even just three or less, getting lost. I'd cap casualties at least than 10 Million for sure and certainly not 30; that's equal to the entire population of New York and Pennsylvania in 1960.Article.
That specific report was full of crap. The 1962 Russians had about 30 ICBMs that were city killers guaranteed to hit. Even in the 1960s a dozen of their ICBMs hitting the Boswash corridor was a guaranteed 30 million dead.
Not to mention the tactical air stuff IN CUBA or at sea with their submarine forces.
2014 actually (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Launch)What would be a good POD to keep Sea Launch / Land Launch doing well up to 2020 instead of fizzling out around 2010?
Axis History Forums. Start there.In a lot of TLs you see references to "shipyard capacity" or "slipway capacity" or the repair of damaged ships preventing new construction.
Would anybody be able to recommend online resources for looking into various nations' dockyard/slipway capacity for capital ships (battleship and fleet carrier size) from 1900 to 1945? Google searches seem to only reveal tangential information and Wiki pages for something like (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMNB_Portsmouth#Twentieth_century) show the ships constructed but not if they were built in sequence, if they were towed elsewhere to be fitted, or how many ships they could build/repair at the same time.
Depends how the CMC goes hot, and on what day in OctoberTwo possibilities:
1. They get postponed?
2. A lot fewer voters?
Here's some ideas:Alternate names for internet and WWW
If for some reason the development of the Internet were to be delayed by about 15 years, the terminology we use to describe it would be different. I'm looking for equivalents to the following: