posted on Jul, 18 2012 @ 04:22 PM
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Originally posted by Digital_Reality
I'm confused as to why its was so awesome and beautiful. They seem completely elated afterwards. Weird reaction.
They SURVIVED! I'm sure they had doubts going in. They were just thrilled to be alive.
I'm confused what the use of a 2KT Nuclear air to air missile was designed for? We don't need nuclear weapons to take down aircraft, they come
down pretty easy. Air to ground makes sense, but why air to air?
Probably because at the time they were not confident about the quality of the seeker & guidance, or the kill probability of a single conventional
missile against large multi-engined bombers. Later technology was sufficiently accurate and therefore nuclear air-to-air weaponry was abandoned.
I'm also curious why the sky turned black? Was that just the reaction of the camera from the bright flash?
Probably yes, it was a result of the exposure compensation.
Actually the guys on the ground are probably not "fine". All that 'dust' coming down after the explosion? That's fallout. It's chock full of fission
products which would be intensely radioactive
immediately after the detonation, and it's shooting tons of gammas at them right on screen, and
is getting closer and more prevalent as it falls down. If they ingest any within a few minutes they could be hurting.
They probably didn't film them getting in a car and flooring it immediately after it ended.
Also, there doesn't seem to be a lot of lagtime from the launch of the missile to the explosion. How was the firing aircraft at a safe distance that
quickly? The shockwave through the air had to be damaging to the aircraft?
Safe distance can be accomplished fairly quickly with a 2kt nuke in air, they turned away immediately.
A plane can cover a mile in a few seconds, and so 20 seconds is probably enough.
edit on 18-7-2012 by mbkennel because: (no reason