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FROM JOSEPH FARAH'S G2 BULLETIN
New al-Qaida threat: Thermobaric bombs
Packs power like a nuke, but easier to build, blow up
Posted: September 29, 2008
5:40 pm Eastern
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
The bomb was delivered in a truck that contained what investigators believe was aluminum powder in addition to grenades and artillery shells. The aluminum power is believed to have been responsible for the accelera...
Originally posted by Thebudweiserstuntman
reply to post by 4N6310
From what i remember on the discovery channel, copper tends to 'spall' at high temperature, turning into a molten projectile which can penetrate the armour of tanks etc and bounce around the inside killing anything in its path, sounds too volatile to be used as an accelerant but ideal for peircing / shrapnel purposes.
Originally posted by yellowbeard
I don't know if you know this, but powdered aluminium is the main ingredient in solid rocket fuel. If it's powdered fine enough it's highly explosive.
I really don't recommend you trying to buy some though, I'm sure you would come under immediate investigation
Thermobaric and fuel-air explosives have been used by terrorists since the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing in Lebanon which used a gas-enhanced explosive mechanism, probably propane, butane or acetylene. The explosive used by the bombers in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was based on the FAE principle, using three tanks of bottled hydrogen gas to enhance the blast.In 2002, Jemaah Islamiyah bombers used a shocked dispersed solid fuel charge, based on the thermobaric principle, to attack the Sari nightclub in the 2002 Bali bombings.
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