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Originally posted by rogue1
Even a 10kt bunker buster wouldn't destroy the deepest and most heavily hardened structures.
Deeply buried hardened structures are by far the most effective means of protecting critical facilities.
Bunker-buster bomb plan won't work, study finds
- William J. Broad, New York Times
Thursday, April 28, 2005
The Bush administration's plan to develop a nuclear weapon that could penetrate the earth and destroy underground enemy bunkers while minimizing civilian casualties is flawed, the National Research Council concluded in a report made public Wednesday.
The report said the weapon could not go deep enough to eliminate fallout, as some advocates have asserted, and it estimated that the victims in a nearby city could range from a few hundred to more than a million, depending on factors such as the weather and population density.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
We all know that fallout will still occur however I think that remote facility's in mountains would have little population around them.
The military is more concerned with taking out the underground facility rather than local civilians nearby.
Originally posted by Adam_S
With 30000 lbs and its size it cant be used by B-1 and B-2. Dropping it from rear by c-17 lacks accuracy. How about putting it in B-52? This one maybye could take 2 of them