The Pentagon plans to arm the world's longest-range strategic cannon

The Pentagon plans to adopt the longest-range strategic cannon. Tests of a prototype gun, dubbed Strategic Long Range Cannon, are scheduled for 2023. This was reported yesterday by Popular Mechanics.

The material says that the ultra-long-range gun will have an engagement zone of up to 1850 km. This indicator is almost 50 times higher than the capabilities of existing modern weapons.

The publication also admits that the adoption of the SLRC will be the reason for the revival of such a class of ships as battleships of the Montana class. According to journalists, a similar combat vessel, located in the North Sea, could fire at targets in western Russia and even reach Moscow. From the Indian Ocean, Montana, armed with a "super gun", could hold at gunpoint most of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Yemen and Somalia. If the battleship "hides" in the Pacific Ocean behind Japan, then it will easily reach North Korea, as well as Beijing and Shanghai.

Popular Mechanics emphasizes that the new Montana-class vessel will be able to carry four Strategic Long Range Cannons. In addition, the battleship can be armed with guided missiles of the ship-to-air class RIM-7 Sea Sparrow and ZAK Phalanx CIWS. All this will allow the warship to carry out operations without the need to be accompanied by a cruiser and destroyer.
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 19 October 2020 14: 23
    A new super-powerful gun based on gunpowder, like electromagnets in the 21st century, is from misinformation or cutting money ... Nowadays, guided ammunition is in demand, they are little related to cannon ammunition, and purely cannon ammunition is far away from justified means, except for rapid-fire short-range destruction .. ...
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 19 October 2020 15: 08
    Is it clean to replace stage 1-2 of rockets with a cannon? Like modern active-reactive ones?
    BUT Popular Mechanics are cited (like the USSR Youth Technique) when they were completely banned from writing about their country ...
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 19 October 2020 15: 36
    Not otherwise, a fundamentally new physics was invented. New Newtonian. How did Lavrov talk about them? fool
  4. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 19 October 2020 15: 38
    Doesn't this contradict the laws of physics? The discipline "sopromat" is no longer available to the authors of the PM article?
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 19 October 2020 16: 10
    And what will be the length and weight of the gun, do not write?
    This is permissible as a speculative experiment. If you have nowhere to put your money and time. For submission to the Shnobel Prize.
    And in real life - Iskander.
    But the Americans, apparently, are haunted by the laurels of British scientists.
  6. zz811 Offline zz811
    zz811 (Vlad Pervovich) 19 October 2020 17: 05
    Dora - Gustav v. 2020?
  7. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 20 October 2020 13: 49
    Quote: Dmitry S.
    Doesn't this contradict the laws of physics? The discipline "sopromat" is no longer available to the authors of the PM article?

    Should journalists publish something? Here the Su-27 intercepts a regular passenger liner, the cannon shoots at 1850 km, the Americans will not reveal the secret of the S-400, etc.
  8. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 22 November 2020 19: 12
    Jules Verne has read a lot.