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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 9:54 p.m. PST

According to this report, it appears that there are "aerial cities" in Syria, since "ground to air missiles" have been fired at them:


Now something else to worry about.

We have a significant, and I suspect insurmountable, "aerial city" gap with those in the Middle East.

Personal logo Aurochs Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 12:42 a.m. PST

For more than 1000 years they are flying on carpets. Arial cities are just the next step.

Legion 419 Apr 2019 5:42 a.m. PST

Well you hit anything with enough HE it will fly … at least for a little while …

Musketballs19 Apr 2019 6:37 a.m. PST

What goes up, must come down…somewhere.

In the Falklands War, the obsolete Sea Slug surface to air missile was used to attack ground targets.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 6:54 a.m. PST

Unless it breaks into or beyond orbit, every missile is "to ground". Sometimes it even brings other additional stuff with it!

the obsolete Sea Slug surface to air missile was used to attack ground targets

And let's not forget the Gulf of Sidra Incident where the Libyans used their ground-to-air missiles to attack themselves.

Stryderg19 Apr 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

Are you sure they meant "cities in the air"?
I think a better interpretation would be "cities full of antennas".

mghFond19 Apr 2019 10:22 a.m. PST

Well………most of their surface cities are all wrecked after all this fighting. Sad place to live.

von Schwartz19 Apr 2019 1:12 p.m. PST

The flying bit is not all that hard, the ground is though, and the sudden stop, well…
It's easy, just throw yourself on the ground, and miss, simple. Just takes some practice

Legion 420 Apr 2019 8:05 a.m. PST

Well even the old Nike AD missile could be used on ground targets. We were briefed that decades ago and it generally was not well known. Now I'm sure it can be found online. Of course we don't use the Nike, Nike/Ajax, etc., anymore … AFAIK

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 8:47 a.m. PST

SA-4 missiles were used as surface to surface missiles in Chechnya. And many naval SAMs can be used surface to surface too

Legion 420 Apr 2019 1:52 p.m. PST

Well it only makes sense … firing a SAM to hit an area/target on the ground. With the tech of the past few decades or more. And IIRC, the Nike had a nuke warhead. old fart

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