posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 10:32 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
that's only 10 feet and i wonder what they judged the penetration ability on, like was it sand, packed sand, packed earth, concrete, hardened
reinforced concrete, hardened concrete with earth that was packed over it or what.
10 feet is not that deep and seems like just the mass of the actual bomb would carry it that deep, and as long as the detonation was already
triggering as it was going in it wouldn't need that much hardening on the bomb.
was it the rockeye that used a solid rocket as a booster? and what was the one that used a parachute to hold the muntion over the runway and then
would use giant shaped charges to destroy the runway.
10 feet for a nuclear bomb seems silly, just put it in lay down and detonate it and you'll get more than 10 feet. i guess however if it was already
10 feet down it would couple with the ground around it and it might have better shock fronts on underground bunkers.
if i were going to make a nuclear bunker buster i would use something like the GBU-28(funny side note, they rushed them into DS1 by using howitzer
barrels as the main body) and put steel in the tip or use a tungsten or DU penetrator to get past the hardened structure/rock and use some sort of
sensor to know when the case was about to crush the warhead then detonate the nuke. i guarantee you that would go way deeper than 10 feet the normal
GBU-28 is 5000lbs.
obviously you would make it a JDAM type system but i would add a laser seeker just incase GPS was jammed to hell, you could use a drone to lase the
target area right at the terminal phase incase you needed to drop it like a dumb bomb.
if you were worried about massive fallout you could hit the area with a few HE GBU28's then send in the special one and if you want to get fancy drop
enough other bombs that would cause the whole area to coplase in and stop the fallout from escaping.
honestly thermobarics and caves are terrifying and there is no need for nuclear weapons in that case. I saw pictures where you could see the shadows
where people were burned in the room where the thermobarics hit.