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originally posted by: KnightLight
Another Angle, in this black and white video you can see small explosions before the big blast.
originally posted by: noeltrotsky
originally posted by: jedi_hamster
CEP less than 95m means than 50% of missiles will land within 95m of the target.
just what kind of BS are they selling?
if they did manage to pull that off using tochka-u, i may as well try my luck on the lottery, the chances should be even bigger.
It's true. That's why I still think it was a Smerch system. The low light video picks up a few explosions just prior to the main explosion. Just blanket the factory with artillery rockets and they'll get it eventually. Could be the Grad as well, but smaller explosions.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
My intel says :300 mm bm-30 smerch using 9m55c therobaric warheads.
The detonation was VERY hot.
originally posted by: FarleyWayne
Sept-2007 - Russian army 'tests the father of all bombs'-
According to Gen Alexander Rushkin, the Russian deputy chief of staff, the new bomb is smaller than the MOAB but much deadlier because, due to nanotechnology, the temperature at the epicentre of the blast is twice as high.
"Test results of the new airborne weapon have shown that its efficiency and power is commensurate with a nuclear weapon," he said.
"The main destruction is inflicted by an ultrasonic shockwave and an incredibly high temperature," ORT added.
"All that is alive merely evaporates."
Despite its destructive qualities, the bomb is environmentally friendly, Gen Rushkin said.
So this one doesn't have to be 'Nuclear' to appear ... 'Nuclear'.
originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
a reply to: jedi_hamster
It`s less than 95m and...
Reports suggest that it can be launched in either a ballistic or cruise missile mode. The ballistic mode provides an increased range and speed, but the cruise mode allows for stealth and higher accuracy.
originally posted by: jedi_hamster
i guess it does makes sense.
what doesn't though is why would they lie about using tochka-u?
originally posted by: St Udio
yes indeed.... an Atomic Demolition Munition
the tell-tale shock wave gave the explosion away... No primary explosion causing a secondary target to blow up would send out that clearly singular shock-wave of noise and wind..
I was not a low yield nuke... it was an Atomic Munition perhaps a artillery shell or a drone with a device on it getting triggered at a certain coordinate
of course the gov't will say otherwise... tactical Atomic munitions in the 5 KT range are a 1st stage of a mad-max paradigm
The crater is about 10m (30 ft) deep. It is located on the territory of a chemical factory, but it did not hit any of the main buildings. Whether there was any building at the actual location of the explosion is impossible to tell: the earth is black, all the trees scorched and there is nothing left at all. DNR experts estimate the blast as being the equivalent of 1 ton of TNT. The sound of the explosion was heard 50km away. From the shape of the crater, it doe not appear to be a fuel-air explosive (FAE), but 1 ton of equivalent TNT is way bigger than the 500kg HE warhead the Tochka-U can carry. This leads me to believe that the Ukrainians might have used a new weapon or, at least, a modified one. All we know for sure is that it was not a nuclear device. Also, it makes me wonder what in the world they were trying to hit - maybe the chemicals factory, but if that it the case, then the missed by 1000m or so.