(Original post by DH-Biker)
If you're talking about ICBMs, I'm afraid Russia takes the cake. If you're talking about actual missiles such as Sparrows, Sidewinders, etc, Russia CERTAINLY takes the cake.
The US currently deploys the Minuteman III; in every sector except speed it is beaten by the Russian counterparts.
Its guidance system is "better" then its predecessors, because its predecessors couldn't put it accurately within a one kilometer ring. The Russian TOPOR is accurate to within one hundred meters.
Its nozzle induction system is far superior, but because its lighter it can't carryas much.
Its also a MIRV model. The MIRV isn't the best way forward. You're lowering the yield in return for having more, now granted it increases the chances of a successful strike, but you have to negate five megatons for that. Or is it ten megatons? I forget.
It was claimed to have chaff and flare pockets too, but these weren't added, much like back up computer systems to maintain accuracy or backup ejection to ensure that even a fault in the Phase One of an ICBM's launch doesn't have the ICBM twirl off above your own turf. That means that any fault during Phase One could potentially lead to an ICBM coming straight back towards the States... Why this was overlooked is BEYOND me.
They have outstanding tech, but the US believes that Tech wins wars. It does help, but certainly doesn't win.
There isn't a single system the US employs that hasn't encountered issues with its deployment in a warzone. They ventured to the Gulf War with an Abrams with no filters. They tried to fix it and made it worse just in time for them to break down regularly during the Iraq War.
The Raptor is out performed by the Flanker, plus the Raptor doesn't have "See it Kill It". The world's most advanced fighter has to look directly at its target to destroy it, much like World War One and Two aircraft.
I'm not saying that the US are weak, far from it, its just they seem to have this ideal that more tech is better. Yet even Russian ICBMs with the most basic systems are more accurate, less prone to technical issues and yet more powerful and more reliable then any American counterpart.