Date: December 08, 2019, 11:52:47 AM
Research: How a war between US and Russia would kill 34 million in hours: Military : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
The simulation of the model according to MailOnline report is based on realistic data on nuclear force postures, targets and causality estimates predicts that 34.1 million people would die within hours.The catastrophic conflict would leave another 55.9 million injured figures which do not include subsequent deaths from nuclear fallout and other effects.
In the first three hours alone, Europe would be devastated and an estimated 2.6 million people would be either killed or injured.
Following this, NATO acts from the continental US and nuclear submarine fleets, launching a strategic nuclear strike of around 600 warheads with the aim of taking out Russia’s nuclear capability.Before this strike hits, Russia launches nukes from its complement of missile silos, submarines and mobile launch pads.The model projects 3.4 million casualties from this phase of the war, which would last only 45 minutes.In the final phase of the conflict, both sides take aim at each other’s 30 most populated cities and economic centres — deploying 5–10 nukes for each one — to attempt to inhibit each side’s recovery from the war.Such a move, the researchers conclude, would see 85.3 million casualties within the space of 45 minutes.