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US giant bunker-buster bomb project rushed since Iran's Qom site discovered

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posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 12:00 AM
For others like me who are not informed about what this is.

* Length: 20.5 feet (6 m) [5]
* Diameter: 31.5 inches (1 m) [6]
* Weight: 30,000 pounds (13.6 metric tons)
* Warhead: 5,300 pounds (2.4 metric tons) high explosive
* Penetration:
o 200 ft (61 m) of 5,000 psi (34 MPa) reinforced concrete
o 26 ft (8 m) of 10,000 psi (69 MPa) reinforced concrete
o 130 ft (40 m) of moderately hard rock

I'd think that dropped in volleys it would reduce any bunker to dust as each one fractured a deeper layer. Something that will penetrate 26 feet of Industrial Grade Concrete is nothing to sneeze at for sure. Probably goes through the overlying soil like a hot knife through butter.

I think another consideration in addition to Iran is getting to the Al Qaeda and Taliban in the caves and tunnels in the mountains of Afghanistan.

posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 03:02 AM
yes i agree but where could this all be coming from?

posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 04:07 AM
reply to post by OmegaLogos

huh disclaimer? what you on about - thats kinda wierd...

the iaea would disagree with you:

report from 4 weeks ago aout iran - and the access to the heavy water` unfinished reactor site.

[edit on 29/9/09 by Harlequin]

posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:45 PM
reply to post by dooper

Its actually traceable. Each countires nuclear weapons have a different flavor to thier fissile materia. Different breeder reactors can have subtle variations that make thier U235 or P239 different.

Plus you would have the seismic detections of a high order nuclear detonation and a centerfuge plant while a toxic brew of Uranium Hexafloride lacks many of the key elements to have a high order accident.

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