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Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:41 am

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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:50 am

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.

 
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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:11 am

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
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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:43 am

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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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:11 am

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.

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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:20 am

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

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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:58 am

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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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:44 pm

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!
 
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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:45 pm

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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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:39 pm

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
 
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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:02 pm

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,
 
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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:13 pm

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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RE: Russia Tests Most Powerful Non-nuke Weapon

Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:46 pm

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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