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Originally posted by BASSPLYR
reply to post by getreadyalready
EMP pulse. easiest way back then to make a massive EMP wave was to detonate a nuclear bomb. So if the soviets were flying their fleet of bombers to hit the us, our response would have been to shoot a missile loaded with a small nuke. The missile wouldn't have to hit anything. Just detonate in the middle of the cloud of soviet bombers. EMP pulse. Presto chango no longer bombers flying to nuke our shores just scrap metal fluttering towards the ocean below.
It's the real reason so many small yield nukes were made. It's applicable to a naval fleet or to a squad of tanks coming in. Especially back in the day when people weren't as good at shielding equipment from massive EMP pulses.edit on 18-7-2012 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)edit on 18-7-2012 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)
A lot of you wrote in to ask what happened to the five men in the blog post above, who, in 1957 stood under an exploding atomic bomb. Did they get cancer? Did they suffer later on? Are they still with us? We checked, of course. I did find a list of the people who were in the film. Col. Sidney Bruce Lt. Col. Frank P. Ball Maj. Norman "Bodie" Bodinger Maj. John Hughes Don Lutrel George Yo#ake (the cameraman, not seen)
They were 'volunteers'. You know..something a person decides on their own.
Originally posted by lonewolf10
the U.S. government cares so much for its people.
Originally posted by stealthyaroura
did they even know about the health risk.
Originally posted by Foxe
This was a 2 Kiloton airburst at 18,000 feet. No where near enough to harm the ground crew. The radioactive particles would not have been much due to air burst. Fall Out happens when a bomb has ground-particles to suck up...
the brown clouds you saw there was air-dust & condensation from moisture in the air. To little, to thin, for it to fully fall to the ground in amounts dangerous to them.
In fact, the flash probably caused more damage than what little dust might of made it to the surface... but even then, not enough radiation in the flash of a 2kt to cause lasting damage.
In short, nuclear weapons -can- be "safe."
Also EMP is not generated by bombs of this size. It takes a much larger one at a much higher altitude to cause a true EMP.edit on 19-7-2012 by Foxe because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Ilyich
reply to post by mbkennel
Are you sure about your figures there?? I'm no nuclear physicist so I can't check myself but I'm not sure the yield works out in fractional figures like that for radiation/ fall out. in explosive force yes it would be 1/6th, but as far as I've read up radiation/fall out is a little different to calculate, and as others have stated altitude makes a huge difference.edit on 7/19/2012 by Ilyich because: (no reason given)