Avalanche missile: Take 1
“The Avalanche; a derivative of the AMRAAM missile system was originally developed to engage large bombers at extreme range. It was designed shortly before the Gulf Reformation War, (good idea Warhamster!) for use on the US X-51. During the war, over 600 enemy aircraft were downed by Avalanches, The most impressive kill record of any ATA missile in the war. Soon after the war, however, it was deemed that the latest “rail-cannons” made ATA missiles obsolete. It was a then small arms company, the Buffalo weapons Fabrication Group that bought the patent for the Avalanche and began manufacturing the missiles. Later, with the Chinese resurgence it was discovered that magnetic “rail guns” were only accurate with in only miniscule ranges when compared to missiles. Fortunately, the BFG Company had released a new and improved missile, the Avalanche B. This missile performed above all expectations. In fact it is often credited with the total destruction of the Chinese air force. The latest Avalanche, the Avalanche D looks like it will continue the noble tradition set down by previous Avalanches. Recently, large numbers of Avalanches have been purchased by the U.N. As yet the reasons for this are unknown…” –James’ weapons, Vol. V.
The Avalanche D is currently the cutting edge in missile technology. A supercharged pulse detonation engine allows the Avalanche to reach speeds equal to smaller ATA missiles such as the Stingray even though the Avalanche is twice the size of the Stingray. For power, the Avalanche uses an enlarged version of the stable hydrogen fuel cell used in the Stingray. To increase maneuverability the Avalanche has 8 gel-fins placed strategically on the outer missile casing. These fins are constantly adjusted by the Avalanches onboard computer system. The Avalanches’ nose is made of a Composite of depleted Uranium 236 and Tungsten to provide penetration that could only be imagined previously. The Avalanches’ warhead is a mix of RDM crystals and a cobalt-lithium core. The warhead’s explosive power is only surpassed by that of a tactical nuclear weapon. This missile’s onboard computer has the benefit of using a completely proprietary operating system, completely sidestepping many of the problems of the Stingray. The Avalanche D is the best weapon humanity has to offer at this time.
The Avalanche launcher is a pod containing 3 missiles. Unfortunately as the Avalanche is an active radar guided missile, the firing aircraft’s radar can only guide 2 missiles at once.
“As good as I thought the Stingray was, the Avalanche is better. Sure the Stingray could chew through the smaller UFOs, but once the big ones start showing up the Stingray becomes as useless as a model rocket! The Avalanche lets us take the fight to all but the biggest UFOs, and win!” – Flight officer Andrew Macdow
“It’s all about customer satisfaction!” –Carlos Carroll-Teal, CEO, Buffalo fabrication of arms Group