Ever since the beginning of the Manhattan project in 1942, humans have been obsessed with the inhalation total of one another. And after it’s completion, that power leveled 2 cities and cost hundreds of thousands of human lives in the process, and we thought that was the end of the nuclear era, right? But we couldn’t have been farther from the truth. This was only the beginning.
The 50s brought a new, long age into our history. The Cold War. The Cold War led to all sorts of debacles for almost 5 decades. Ranging from the space race, to the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Flash forward to the end of the USSR, and the creation of Russia, with many scientists, and vital bits of information. The USSR eventually developed ICBMs, which eventually (flash forward to December of 2019) led to the creation of the Avangard, the world’s first hypersonic missile.
The Avangard doesn’t lack in any category or class at all. It’s capable of carrying a warhead with a 2 megatons, and it can travel 27 times the speed of sound. Faster than anything we have, including our own Iron Dome defense system. On top of it’s incredible speed, unlike any other ICBM, it has extreme maneuvering capabilities, rendering any missile defense systems useless. Vladimir Putin has since claimed the creation of Avangard as a result of the United States creating a missile defense system that no Russian missiles would be able to penetrate. The pentagon has since released information that the United States is still developing such weaponry as to not leave us completely defenseless in case the worst happens.