The news report gives the blast radius as 300m not 2600m
The report stated that the blast radius is 20 times larger then MOAB. MOABS blast radious is 130 meters.
A blast radius of 2600m would be 3 1/4 miles across and no way was the explosion in the video 3 1/4 miles across.
Nope. 2600 meters is 2.6 kilometers, which is in no way 3 and ¼ of a mile.
3.25 miles would be around 5.23 kilometers.
Its a Tu-160 Blackjack
It is indeed a Blackjack. I was thinking Blackjack but got caught up on the recent Bear flights, and got sidetracked.
On the History Channel's show about the MOAB it said the balst radius was 10 mile, if FOAB is 4x that, thats 4 miles ,
10 mile radius blast? Don’t think so.
Go here - meyerweb.com...
and look for your self what kind of a yield a bomb will need to create a blast that will
cover 10 miles.
why does the blast on FOAB seem smaller than MOAB's blast
How do you figure proportions from that video? Which video did you compare it to?
What I’ve seen shows blast overpressure which collapsed a brick/concrete building and popped a BTR like a soda can, while leaving no burn/scorch
marks, nor shrap damage, thus showing that such overpressure was created well outside of the blast epicenter.
Actually, if the blast was four times as powerful, the blast radius would be roughly 1.51 times as large (or 15.1 m). Blast radius goes up
(roughly) as the cube of the increase in yield.
In conventional warheads yes, in fuel-air, no.
FOAB is stated to be 4 times as powerful then MOAB in power of nanotechnology based explosive.
The explosive it self creates burn temperature twice that of H6. In fuel air bombs the blast radius is measured by the effect of the blast wave
As stated, the destructive overpressure radius is 20 times larger then that of MOAB.
Given that (from the look of things in that video) it pretty well fills one of the ordnance bays on a Blackjack, it's 'way too large to fit
on a cruise missile. If I'm reading the graphical comparison to MOAB right, it's also way too heavy.
I did not see how big the bomb is on the video. All I saw was the bomb day doors open, and then a shot of the FOAB roll out with a drag chute.
Nothing on how much space it takes in the bomb bay.
Actually FOAB is stated to be lighter then MOAB, and uses less explosive.
Hmm so its just a fuel air bomb. I would have thought tnt would be more deadly. Still, it does not look as deadly as our MOAB.
It’s good to have an opinion, even if it’s based on nothing.
The question is, is the FOAB actually practical? The MOAB has shown itself to be very impractical, so is the FOAB any better in the
all-important field of practicality?
MOAB was used on tora-bora with little effect.
FOABs higher burn temp creates higher overpressure, so It might be more usable to blow out tunnels.
On a lighter note, you just have to love U.S.-Russian relations. "You have the mother of all bombs? Guess what? We've got the 'Dad of All
Bombs!' Who's your daddy now, Comrade???"
Well that’s just it. US first used large fuel air bombs as engineering tools to clear jungles (daisy cutter), but then militarized then into GPS
Russians are just following the arms race US has been pushing for over a decade now.
Before FOAB US forces possessed the biggest non-nuclear weapon in history, and actually used it in combat. As long as it was the case, most
considered MOAB a useful and powerful weapon, and as it always is, when Russians create a more powerful weapon, some immediately go out of their way
to discredit their efforts, and then blame them for war mongering.
Exactly the same pattern happened with nuclear arms race during the cold war.
We make the first bomb, Russians make their own and we immediately accuse them of aggression.
We make a bigger bomb and say it’s for peaceful purposes, while Russians make their own big bomb and we call them crazy aggressors.
We literally surround USSR with nuclear missiles, they try to put some in Cuba and we push the world to the brink of nuclear holocaust.
Remember, WE were the ones that created and used MOAB in combat first, Russians are just following our lead in huge non-nuclear bombs, and at the
moment they are the ones who have the biggest one.
Simple as that.