posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 02:51 AM
What’s 4 times more powerful then MOAB (H-6 explosive), 20 times the kill blast radius, twice the temperature in the epicenter of the blast, while
using less explosives and weighing less?
That’ll be the new Russian thermobaric bomb.
Revolutionary nanotechnology based explosive is roughly two and a half times more powerful then TNT, thus officially making this new weapon the most
powerful non-nuclear bomb in existence.
Another benefit from use of nanotechnology makes this new weapon a lot cheaper to manufacture then previous methods.
MOAB blast radius – 130 meters.
FOAB blast radius - 2600 meters.
MOAB explosive load - 8.4 metric tons
FOAB explosive load – less then 7 tons.
MOAB delivery – C130 cargo plane.
FOAB delivery – Tu-95 Bear long range bomber.
Here’s the video –
This new bomb is slated to replace a family of small yield nuclear weapons inn Russian arsenal.
On a personal note, I seem to remember a lot of discussions on how ineffective Belotserkovskiy grid fins were supposed to be, and that Russians used
them on R-77 because they could not make actuators small enough to fit in the body of the missile.
It sure seems like after all these years US military is actively adopting lattice control surfaces.