Saturday, August 19, 2017

Electricity III.

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Concluding the susceptibility of nations to having electrical power disrupted during a time of war.

As originally envisioned, the special operations unit First Special Service Force from the era of the Second World War intended to fight as guerrillas in Nazi-occupied Europe.

PRIMARY TARGETS TO INCLUDE GERMAN ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION STATIONS!

"[the First Special Service Force was] a commando unit that could be landed, by sea or air, into occupied Norway, Romania, and the Italian Alps on sabotage missions against hydroelectric plants and oil fields . . . attacks on Norwegian power stations, which supplied the country with 49% of its power, might drive the Axis powers out of the country and give the Allies a direct link to Russia . . . and Italian hydroelectric plants powered most of south German industry."

ATTACK TOO NOT BY MISSILE OR WARPLANE BUT BY THE PARTISAN, THE FOOT SOLDIER! TURBINES AND TRANSFORMERS BLOWN TO BITS BY DEMOLITION EXPERTS HANDS-ON!

And in the modern context a electric-production power station destroyed from afar by computer hackers. It is already a reality!! Who needs LONG-RANGE MISSILES or WARPLANES when a computer keyboard can do it all from 5,000 miles away [or greater]!

"When the US government demonstrated in 2007 how hackers could take down a power plant by physically destroying a generator with just 21 lines of code, many in the power industry dismissed the demo as far-fetched. Some even accused the government of faking the so-called Aurora Generator Test to scare the public."

 "Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the change in the character of war, not upon those who wait to adapt themselves after the changes occur." - - Douhet.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Electricity II.

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Also during that period of the Second World War electrical producing facilities of the Soviet Soviet perceived as highly susceptible to attack !  The German having understood this and conceived of Eisenhammer!

"Operation Eisenhammer was a planned [German] strategic bombing operation against power generators near Moscow and Gorky in the Soviet Union"

"A bombing raid was to destroy twelve turbines in water and steam power-plants near Moscow, Gorky, Tula, Stalinogorsk and under the Rybinsk Reservoir, as well as to attack certain substations, transmission lines and factories. If the attack were to succeed in destroying just two-thirds of the turbines it would have knocked out about 75 percent of the power used by the Soviet defence industry"

That mission if executed the warplane and payload to attack the turbines and power stations called Mistel. A contraption that never did see use!


A Mistel. Fw-190 manned on top. Ju-88 unmanned underneath. That nose cone of the Ju-88 the foremost point of an enormous shaped charge. Mistel flown to the target, the Ju-88 aimed and released at the last possible moment the pilot of the Fw-190 hoping to make an escape before detonation. That shaped charge the meat and potatoes and tip of the spear.

The idea was sound but nonetheless the deed never done! Would it have even worked? That shaped charge reputed to be the largest shaped charge ever made!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Electricity I.

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From the Sheldon Adelson Internet web site Israel Hayom an item by Elliott Abrams portions extracted most pertinent.

Israel exceedingly susceptible [?] to attack by Hezbollah precision guided missiles? The targets vital infrastructure electrical power production perhaps foremost.

Abrams relying heavily [?] on an original article co-authored by Ron Tira  and Gideon Sa'ar!

Concerning Ron Tira and his specific expertise in such matters:

"Tira is a strategist ‎who was a longtime Israeli Air Force officer and pilot"

"The next Israel-Hezbollah conflict"

"Regarding electricity generation in Israel, for example, out of a capacity to generate about ‎‎17,600 MW of electricity, 28% is installed in only two sites (with 10 cumulative ‎production units -- turbines, for example). The six largest electricity generating sites in ‎Israel (including private ones) account for 51% of the national capacity for electricity ‎generation (using only 26 production units). Thus the threat represented by even a small ‎number of precision missiles that breach Israel's countermeasures and strike critical ‎systems, such as electricity generation, could be unprecedented"

HIT THAT ONE OR SEVERAL KEY POINTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND YOU SIGNIFICANTLY CRIPPLE YOUR ADVERSARY DURING A TIME OF WAR. ELECTRICITY IN PARTICULAR AS BEING ESSENTIAL TO MODERN HUMAN LIFE NO FURTHER ELABORATION REQUIRED!

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Fingers.

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First Doklam now Ladakh.

Now rocks. Tomorrow AK?

From The Times of India as seen at Freeper:

"Scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as two incursion bids by PLA foiled"

PLA = People's Liberation Army. [China].

"Highlights. PLA soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in two areas -- Finger Four and Finger Five -- twice on Tuesday morning. Personnel from both sides received some injuries in stone-pelting. The rival troops pulled back from the confrontation site after banner drills to defuse the situation NEW DELHI: A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Doklam area in the eastern sector remains locked in a stalemate."


See previous blog entries the topic was Ladakh:

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/05/ladakh.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/08/ladakh.html

http://militaryanalysis.blogspot.com/2017/07/ladakh.html

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A-35.

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Galosh!

Before there was A-135 there was A-35!

I find I am part right and part wrong in this matter.

Soviet/Russian anti-ballistic missile defense [ABM] from the era of the Cold War but not exactly as I thought it was.

The A-35 system, radar components and missile. The latter code-named Galosh!

"The ABM-1 Galosh (Soviet designation A-350) was a Soviet, nuclear-tipped surface-to-air anti-ballistic missile. The Galosh (NATO reporting name, formerly SH-01) was a component of the A-35 anti-ballistic missile system. Its primary mission was to destroy U.S. Minuteman and Titan intercontinental ballistic missiles targeting Moscow"

"The ABM-1 was introduced during the 1960s with mechanically steered semi-active radar guidance. It contained a high-yield nuclear warhead [two to three megaton thermonuclear.]"

"The ABM-1B (Soviet designation A-350R) was introduced with the advanced A-35M missile system and became operational during 1978. This system was tested at the Sary Shagan Launch Facility with five test flights during 1971, 1976, and 1977, with two more tests during 1993 and 1999."

A-35 as with A-135 intended ONLY to protect Moscow and immediate environs!

Also with regard to effectiveness of the A-35 system consider this from the wiki:

"A memo from the archives of Vitalii Leonidovich Kataev, written circa 1985, had envisaged that the system 'will be completed in 1987 to provide protection from a strike of 1-2 modern and prospective ICBMs and up to 35 Pershing 2-type intermediate-range missiles.'"

THESE ABM SYSTEMS SUCH AS A-35 OR A-135 WILL NOT PROTECT AGAINST A MASSIVE MISSILE ATTACK!

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A-135.

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I was vaguely aware such a system existed during the Cold War but might have thought all missiles and radar by now in the scrap heap. But not so!

Soviet/Russian anti-ballistic missile system! ABM!

As seen at the Russian Times [RT] Internet web site and extracted from same.

"Russia tests nuclear-tipped missile interceptor (VIDEO)"

"The Russian military has successfully tested a short-range ballistic missile interceptor designed to destroy incoming nuclear warheads with a nuclear explosion in the air. These missiles are used in Moscow’s anti-ballistic missile system."

"The A-135 ABM system protects Russia’s capital and its surroundings from a possible nuclear missile attack. It consists of phased-array radar, a command center, and launchers that release two types of interceptor missiles, the long-range 51T6 and the short-range 53T6."

A-135 that combination of radar and missiles!

Gorgon long-range. Gazelle short-range. A-135 limited to the protection of Moscow proper and surrounding environs.

In the operational ABM mode Gorgon carrying a one-megaton thermonuclear warhead. Gazelle a much smaller ten-kiloton atomic warhead [fission bomb]. Gazelle too a mobile system as can be seen in the video!

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GOOD.

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Consider this blog entry to be borderline relevant but in light of the continuing crisis involving North Korean missiles and nuclear weapons pertinent.

GOOD = Get Out Of Dodge.

That article by Ned Barnett and Dianne Bilderback courtesy of American Thinker.

"Surviving the North Korean Nuclear Threat"

"If you have to Get Out Of Dodge (GOOD), you’ll need the following items"

*   "A 72-hour survival kit"
*   " A reliable car"
*    "An evacuation destination --"
*    "Self-defense weapons --"

Further considerations in addition to the GOOD kit:

a. "Self-defense."
b. "a source of potable water"
d. "Batteries, solar cells, or other sources of electricity"
e. "A first-aid kit"
f. "Sanitary supplies"

Solar-powered landscape light and excellent source for indoor lighting. Charge outside during daylight, take inside for illumination during hours of darkness.

Those of you interested further in the subject see these Internet web sites that sell kits and supplies for DOOMSDAY:

"Doomsday Prep: Prepper Gear, Bug Out Bags, and Prepper Supplies"

"Survival Gear | Emergency Survival Supplies ... - US Prepper Gear"

"US Prepper Gear: Survival Gear - Medical Supplies - Bug Out Bag"

"What's New · ‎US Military · ‎Stoves/Cookware · ‎Food
Doomsday Preppers - Survival Supplies"

At a minimum prepare and have ready what is called a "bug-out" bag!

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