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That's what he said. Someone associated with the source. I'll get more information soon. (It seemed odd to me too)
Originally posted by HowardRoark I've never run accross 100 gallon drums before.
Originally posted by browha
Rheocrete is Calcium Nitrate, not Ammonium Nitrate...
ammonium is NH4....
Originally posted by Phoenix
Could it be possible to build an enhanced ammoniun nitrate bomb by using dry calcium/methanol mix at center, would the resultant explosion be greater in intensity, poisonous or produce the oily cloud refered to in earlier postings?
I note that this 44' tanker has a 9,000 gallon capacity. This is roughly equal to 90% of the capacity of a topped-off Boeing 757-300 commercial airliner (11,489 gallons of aviation fuel). When the aircraft hit the WTC towers on 9/11 they were probably holding the same amount of fuel as this tanker.
The common equation is that 1 gallon of gasoline is equivilent to 14 sticks of dynamite. By extension this single tank has the potential of 126,000 sticks of dynamite. I have also seen a report stating that 1 cup of vaporized gasoline has the explosive force of 5 sticks of dynamite. By extension if a terrorist were to have only 100 gallons of gasoline in this 9,000 gallon tank then that tanker would be equivilent to 8,000 sticks of dynamite.
Sean Osborne, Network Analyst
Northeast Intelligence Network
It included links to an encyclopedia with step-by-step directions on how to produce and deliver various toxins and poison, including Ricin, various formulations of cyanide, and even Botulinum toxin. The document discusses the minimum effective dosages and also discusses means of delivery, including how to deliver them via transdermal means - through the skin - so that an act as innocuous as touching a doorknob could deliver a lethal dose.
Originally posted by TrickmastertricK commercial airliner
I have also seen a report stating that 1 cup of vaporized gasoline has the explosive force of 5 sticks of dynamite. By extension if a terrorist were to have only 100 gallons of gasoline in this 9,000 gallon tank then that tanker would be equivilent to 8,000 sticks of dynamite.
IDL Division manufactures Slurry or Watergel Explosives which are special type of explosives carefully formulated to yield optimum energy for breakage. These explosives have ingredients which are non-explosive by themselves but when mixed under certain conditions become explosives. Essentially slurries are a mixture of oxidizer, a fuel and a sensitiser in aqueous medium, thickened with gum and gelled with cross-linking agent. In case of Permitted Slurries, a coolent is added to reduce the incendivity. Slurries have the following distinct advantages over conventional NG explosives.