I have heard that Air Force One can survive the blast of a nuclear pulse. Is this true? I would be shocked if it is! Anyway, if it is true, then could a normal 747 do the same. Any idea's???
|Quoting A320ajm (Thread starter):|
I have heard that Air Force One can survive the blast of a nuclear pulse. Is this true?
|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 2):|
so one has to be rather close (perhaps about a kilometer) to suffer blast effects in an airliner.
|Quoting PADSpot (Reply 4):|
A multi-megaton blast would be fatal over at least 10-15 kilometers ... and if it's not the blast that let the airplane to desintegrate in the air, it will be the heat radiation that kills it ... one way or another, it's a bad idea to be near a nuclear explosion in an airplane.
|Quoting Scbriml (Reply 7):|
If multi-megaton nukes are being thrown about, we all have a lot more to worry about than whether AF1 will still be flying.