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Originally posted by wlasikiewicz
While bored today i was browsing LiveLeak and this was there..
What do you think about this?edit on 31/7/2013 by wlasikiewicz because: (no reason given)
North Korea's suicide bomber corps with nuclear backpacks show up in parade
Originally posted by TFCJay
nuttier than squirrel sh*t.
or they got the idea from Pakistan. here is an other link that has a effect calculator sc-ems.com... from the link
A suitcase nuke or suitcase bomb is a very compact and portable nuclear weapon and could have the dimensions of 60 x 40 x 20 centimeters or 24 x 16 x 8 inches. The smallest possible bomb-like object would be a single critical mass of plutonium (or U-233) at maximum density under normal conditions.
The Pu-239 weighs 10.5 kg and is 10.1 cm across. It doesn’t take much more than a single critical mass to cause significant explosions ranging from 10-20 tons. These types of weapons can also be as big as two footlockers.
The warhead of a suitcase nuke or suitcase bomb consists of a tube with two pieces of uranium, which, when rammed together, would cause a blast. Some sort of firing unit and a device that would need to be decoded to cause detonation may be included in the “suitcase.”
Another portable weapon is a “backpack” bomb. The Soviet nuclear backpack system was made in the 1960s for use against NATO targets in time of war and consists of three “coffee can-sized” aluminum canisters in a bag. All three must be connected to make a single unit in order to explode. The detonator is about 6 inches long. It has a 3-to-5 kiloton yield, depending on the efficiency of the explosion. It’s kept powered during storage by a battery line connected to the canisters.
thought it would be of value to see what a 5kt would do 10 kt possibly, 20 or above that would be a push for the DPRK.
Input Weapon Yield
Thermal radiation radius (2nd & 3rd degree burns)
Widespread destruction - Air blast radius
Near total fatalities - Air blast radius
Ionizing radiation radius (500 rem)
Fireball radius (minimum)
Fireball radius (airburst)
Fireball radius (ground-contact airburst)