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Billy Q

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SIR – In your guide to Trident, you state that the combined power of its 16 missiles is equivalent to eight times the explosive power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

The US developed a conventional warhead in 2006 that used tungsten steel rods; arriving at supersonic speed from the stratosphere, these create enough kinetic energy to blast a lot of very big holes. They could be fired as a first-strike weapon without any of the inhibitions that prevent us from using nuclear warheads.

The cost of maintaining a nuclear deterrent has reduced our conventional armed forces to a level well below that required to defend our nation. Conventional warheads for Trident would at least be usable and are therefore worthy of discussion.

Commander Robert Forsyth RN (retd)
Deddington, Oxfordshire
 
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Billy Q

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SIR – In your guide to Trident, you state that the combined power of its 16 missiles is equivalent to eight times the explosive power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

The US developed a conventional warhead in 2006 that used tungsten steel rods; arriving at supersonic speed from the stratosphere, these create enough kinetic energy to blast a lot of very big holes. They could be fired as a first-strike weapon without any of the inhibitions that prevent us from using nuclear warheads.

The cost of maintaining a nuclear deterrent has reduced our conventional armed forces to a level well below that required to defend our nation. Conventional warheads for Trident would at least be usable and are therefore worthy of discussion.

Commander Robert Forsyth RN (retd)
Deddington, Oxfordshire
How strange there are no submariners or former submariners rising to the bait.
Forsyth was a submariner though and through.
Sealion through Sceptre where he came closer to a Russian Submarine as they collided with Russian Submarine K211
 

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