Dr Lisa Strangelove : How She Learned to Love the Bomb and stop worrying
Sorry, no cowboy hat.
It is unfortunate that Lisa hasn’t got any gear on her to sacrifice to the Turbine God, unless she is willing to sacrifice Lefty.
A passing seagull would be real handy right about now.
Lefty’s going to come detached anyway… once that missile gets up to speed there’s no hanging on.
Seeing as it is a cruise missile, it doesn’t need to go seriously fast. Now if Lisa can make it to the hatch, she can disable the timer, hack the avionics so that it goes off course and splashes down gently somewhere in the Baltic and our heroine will next be seen with a big mug of tea in the bridge of a fishing trawler.
Oh wait, that won’t work, the days of fishing trawlers will be long gone, no fish left.
Given the little stubby wings, it’s gotta go fast forward or it’s not going to have the lift to keep from going fast down.
literally removing that cover should destroy that rocket that would cause major damage through air eddies as well if that is super sonic and or hyper sonic it would literally melt the insides through that hole. don’t know what more she would need to do
You’re right, but it’s not hypersonic. As you say, trying to go faster than Mach 4 or 5 is hugely problematic inside Earth’s atmosphere.
And Chris mentioned the stubby wings, that’s right too, but even if it just approaches Mach 1, and angles itself slightly up, should be enough speed to stay up.
The thing is, the poor little AI in the avionics would be having a conniption fit right about now.
With an extra 80 to 100 kg hanging off the starboard wing disrupting airflow and reducing the effectiveness of the control surfaces on that side would make the gyro scream at the AI to do something to stop the ALCM from going into DCF.
If the missile does depart from controlled flight it’s instructions might tell it to “safe” the warhead and self-destruct.
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