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North Korean RailwayDeja Vu?

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North Korean RailwayDeja Vu?
Posted by samfp1943 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 10:01 PM

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42394/north-korea-is-now-launching-ballistic-missile-from-trains-and-thats-a-big-deal

While reading up on a website I follow;  The followig article was found:

"North Korea Is Now Launching Ballistic Missiles From Trains And That's A Big Deal"

"Rail-mobile missiles offer North Korea a relatively low-cost way to rapidly disperse weapons while also making them very hard to target."

 

 


 

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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:07 PM

Relying on memory, the USAF proposed launching Minuteman missiles from rail cars in the early Sixties and the the Peacekeeper in the Eighties ("Rail Garrison"?)

Looks like I was right

Minuteman Mobility Test Train - Wikipedia

Peacekeeper Rail Garrison - Wikipedia

 

 

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Posted by 54light15 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:20 PM

Enh- big deal, Lionel had a missile-launching boxcar many years ago- my cousins had one on their layout in the attic. 

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Posted by samfp1943 on Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:42 AM

BEAUSABRE

Relying on memory, the USAF proposed launching Minuteman missiles from rail cars in the early Sixties and the the Peacekeeper in the Eighties ("Rail Garrison"?)

Looks like I was right

Minuteman Mobility Test Train - Wikipedia

Peacekeeper Rail Garrison - Wikipedia

  You touched on the very points I was trying point out.  Another case of things being old; and in new iterations, become 'new' again....

  Who knows? Possibly, the Norko's leader was inspired by his own Lionel missle launcher, on his layout in his Pyongyang basement ?

 It seems that, in this fast moving world we're living in; of technological leaps, and bounds. A 200 year old technology, still has a role to play, even in the world of supersonic, airborne this, and that.  Possibly, even Lionel, was way ahead of its time? 

 

 


 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:02 AM

samfp1943
Possibly, even Lionel, was way ahead of its time? 

Lionel probably couldn't help being ahead of their time with this gent running the company, however briefly:

https://goordnance.army.mil/hof/1970/1972/medaris.html

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