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Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon  
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4722 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Supposedly it is 4 times as strong as the US MOAB. Here we go:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...lds-most-powerful-vacuum-bomb.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/world...idUSL1155952320070911?pageNumber=2


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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Quoting A342 (Thread starter):
Supposedly it is 4 times as strong as the US MOAB.

Interstingly it is also 4 tons lighter and can be dropped from a strategic bomber such as a Tu-160. In the video it looks somewhat unguided to me.



User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Quoting A342 (Thread starter):
4 tons lighte



Quoting A342 (Thread starter):
4 times as strong



Quoting PADSpot (Reply 1):
In the video it looks somewhat unguided to me.

Interestingly enough it is 4 times less accurate, 4 times uglier, 4 times less likely to work, and 4 times less likely to ever be used again.
(Not slammin you A342 and PADSpot, just the Russians  Wink)

Typical Russian "My stick is biggger than yours but I know not how to use it" IMHO


User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 2):
Interestingly enough it is 4 times less accurate

How do u know?

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 2):
4 times uglier

And ?

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 2):
4 times less likely to work

How do u know?

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 2):
and 4 times less likely to ever be used again.

Hopefully!



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User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Quoting SAS A340 (Reply 3):
How do u know?

I don't, I was making a joke. Stereotyping if you will. 4x uglier because it is Russian (Russian things aren't designed with beauty in mind) 4x less accurate because the Russians don't need to be accurate they just need a big enough boom, etc, etc.

[Edited 2007-09-13 01:13:41]

User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 4):
Russian things aren't designed with beauty in mind)

In this case i agree with you,but they do some nice looking fighter jets.  Wink

Cheers // Stefan.



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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Sorry, but most Russian claims about their hardware during the cold war were Grade A BS. Remember the "scary" MiG-25?
You first have to get into a position to deliver such a weapon. That's OK, Ivan wasting his money is a good thing.  Smile



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User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

So they shoved a few tons of explosives out of a plane and detonated it a few feet off the ground. Strap a few USAF MOABs together, shove it out of a C-5, then sing some patriaotic American song and watch shiat get bloweded the heck up!

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

This is not the same type of weapon as MOAB. It's role is much closer to the old "Daisy Cutter" (Are any left in inventory?)

It makes a big bang, and arguable is deployed from a more survivable platform then a C-130 but it won't penetrate ground like the MOAB.



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User currently offlineVHNSJ From Australia, joined Jun 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

with a weapon such as this accuracy is not such a big factor as it would pretty much clean up everything within a certain radius

User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

Quoting VHNSJ (Reply 9):
with a weapon such as this accuracy is not such a big factor as it would pretty much clean up everything within a certain radius

So does carpet bombing,


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Quoting VHNSJ (Reply 9):
with a weapon such as this accuracy is not such a big factor as it would pretty much clean up everything within a certain radius

That is why I compared it to the old US Daisy Cutter, which was designed to clear out helicopter landing zones.

It was only during Desert Storm that we really got into rocking people's worlds with the things.



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User currently offlineWvsuperhornet From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 11):
That is why I compared it to the old US Daisy Cutter, which was designed to clear out helicopter landing zones.

It was only during Desert Storm that we really got into rocking people's worlds with the things.

It does look like a Daisy Cutter bomb the US uses by the looks of th blasts I doubt its any larger if you can find one of the original video's of the MOAB bomb going off when they first tested it th blast looks considerably smaller on the Russian one.


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