21,000 pounds of "shock and awe"

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  1. lmalave macrumors 68000

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  2. Ifeelbloated macrumors regular

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    When I saw the title of the thread I immediately thought of Anna Nicole Smith. :D
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Okay that was mean. Funny, but mean. ;)


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  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    i hope Saddam gets to see one of these in action close up.
     
  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: 21,000 pounds of "shock and awe"

    *yawn* are we there yet?

    No.
     
  6. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I like their idea of releasing video of this thing to the public, so Iraq gets a load of what it does... 9 tons of extremely high grade explosives that can be mistaken as a nuclear blast...

    I see some other uses for it too... When we capture Osama, we can tie him to one of these, and watch what happens... It would be kinda inhumane, but the bastard deserves it. Actually, he deserves worse, but seeing him go up in a 10000 foot plume of smoke would be satisfying...
     
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    Naw, Osama deserves to be dipped in a vat of acid then dipped in a vat of salt. Then burned alive.
     
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    I'm sure worse could be done, but that's for another thread.
     
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    I saw it crossfire, Paul and Bobs comments made it very funny, there goes the DOW industrials, theres MSNBCs ratings.
    I think the UKs got USA beat with the grand slam for U Boat busting!
     
  12. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    anyone mind sharing there account to see the video... seems like they want $$$ or free trial*

    *if you see one clip we charge you $10
    :confused:
     
  13. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Re: 21,000lb bomb!

    I think the explosives in MOAB are much more powerful than what they used there...
     
  14. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Anyone... real player free clip link or account/pass info...

    I really really want to see that.
     
  15. Nepenthe macrumors member

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    I was able to view it for free off of CNN's website, I don't see what the big deal is.
    no pun intended.

    oh great, a bomb to mimic a nublear blast so Iraq will launch all of their nukes at us in retribution



    "we'll meet again, don't know when...don't know when..."
    The aliens have less and less time to come down and show us the way to peace and multiple orgasms as each day goes by.
     
  16. MrBillGates macrumors member

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    I wonder if this particular weapon has a depleted uranium tip. Depleted Uranium is used for bunker busting and in certain armor piercing munitions.

    ""Oh great, a bomb to mimic a nublear blast so Iraq will launch all of their nukes at us in retribution"" I don't think so.
     
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    Re: Re: 21,000lb bomb!

    Yeah you're right, it kind of reminds me of the megahertz war, maybe weight is not the best way of measuring a bomb.

    The Grand Slam was only as good as the bomber that carried it - The Avro Lancaster. Just a ten ton tube of TNT otherwise.

    Anouncing that weapon as "woo heavy" is just another pointless piece of sensationalist news making. I thought I would be equally as pointless by beating irrelevant by 1000lbs.

    as far as explosives go, do you really think 60 years would make a difference? wow, I learn something new everyday!

    Also, you do realise the USAF just push it out of the back of a cargo plane, maybe they should dig out a Superfortress, failing that I suppose the US could ask to borrow the Memorial Flight Lancaster from the RAF. A few structural adjustments and they'd be good to go.:p
     
  18. iJon macrumors 604

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    interesting, how did you get to watch it for free. or better yet can you go download it or use snapz pro to get a video capture and show us, i really want to see.

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  19. lmalave thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Here it is straight from the source:

    http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2003/030311-D-9085M-004.mpg

    The video's not that impressive though. There's a mushroom cloud and all, but there are no nearby objects or landmarks to give it a sense of scale.
     
  20. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    It doesn't come anywhere close to mimicking a real nuclear blast. Little boy the smaller of the two nuclear bombs that was dropped on Japan was a 10-Kiloton bomb. That is it's yield was the equivalent of 10,000tons of TNT. That is a small nuclear bomb. The bomb they are testing here is only 10.5tons. That means the bomb they are testing is .0007 times as powerful as a small nuclear bomb. Also a nuclear blast of any size sets off a blinding initial blast that can not be duplicated by a conventional bomb.
     
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    I don't know, but if I hear a big boom, and see a mushroom cloud like the one this bomb makes, I'd start thinking it was a nuclear bomb...

    Besides, they have smaller nuclear weapons these days that don't produce blasts nearly as big as the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
     
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    Anybody knows how much this baby cost per piece?
     
  23. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    The Daisy Cutters create a large mushroom cloud also.
     

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