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Originally posted by deltaboy
Did the bomb actually dropped from the Blackjack? Because the way it dropped is similar to the way the Daisycutter was dropping with its parachute coming out on the C-130.
The 21,600-pound MOAB is an improved replacement for the unguided 15,000-pound BLU-82 Daisy Cutter.
While the Russian bomb was reported to contain 7.8 tons of "thermobaric" explosive, compared to the more than 8 tons of explosives in the American bomb, the Russian bomb was said to use more highly efficient explosive, with a yield equivalent to 44 tons of TNT. The bomb was reported to have a blast radius of 300 meters, double that of the American bomb, while the temperature at the epicenter was also reported to be twice as high.
Using the extremely scientific method of guessing, I imagine the Russians simply manufactured nanoparticle aluminum for the improved blast effects.
The United States, as well as other countries have the same ability, and to do so for cheap. I'd call this more of impressing the masses, than the nations.
Originally posted by iskander
How do you know that? I never heard of nanoparticle aluminum. Where did you hear about it from?
Articles clearly state that FOAB is cheaper to manufacture then MOAB, and as far s I know, only Us and Russia have such massive air blast weapons, you said other nations have them? Which ones?
Originally posted by Sky watcher
Another hoax from Russia? I bet they are lying