|Type||:||Surface- or Ship-launched anti-spaceship missile.|
|Service history||:||(A,B)||2004-2023, early RDF Spacy.
2005-2023, early RDF Air Force,
2023-2026, SC Aerospace Forces.
|Warhead||:||(A)||W-123 nuclear fusion.|
|Propulsion||:||Solid rocker booster, hybrid rocket sustainer.|
|Guidance||:||Active radar with home-on-jam feature and IR tracking.|
|Max speed||:||Mach 10.|
|Range||:||1200 km orbital altitude or 8 kps delta-v.|
|Platforms||:||ARMD, L-5 Station, Ground installation (silo) .|
Designed to defend fixed installations, the Bomarck was an ICBM sized, silo launched anti-ship rocket with orbital range. Based on existent ICBM systems, the Bomarck used a large nuclear or plasma warhead against Zentraedi starships. Due to the desire for a second, competing design for a ship launched rocket in case the Trident F-4 failed, the Bomarck was also mounted on the ARMD class carriers and as the heavy missile defense of the L-5 shipyard.
Although the nuclear version was capable of destroying a Zentraedi warship with one hit, they are never confirmed to have been used in the role of an atmospheric anti-ship missile, partly because of political reasons, partly because the early RDF was reluctant to detonate large yield nuclear weapons inside the Earth atmosphere. There is a possibility that during the Zentraedi Holocaust some of these nuclear weapons were launched against the orbiting Zentraedi Grand Fleet, but most Bomarck launch bases were destroyed, and no records survive to confirm or deny this. However, no trace of the nuclear material could be detected in the remains of some bases known to have been equipped with nuclear tipped Bomarcks, suggesting they were indeed launched.
The conventional tipped weapons, which were launched in a few instances by the ground bases, never succeeded in bringing a ship down. The Southern Cross used the Bomarck as its anti-orbital missile system, until the Skylord came into service and replaced the Bomarck.
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