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Russian Vacuum Bomb

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by antediluvianist, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. chowchow


    Jan 15, 2007
    Russian army 'tests the father of all bombs'
    By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow
    Last Updated: 2:26am BST 12/09/2007

    Russia has delivered a belligerent message of defiance to the West after army generals claimed to have tested "the father of all bombs".

    Developed in secret, the unchristened bomb, a vacuum device capable of emitting shockwaves as powerful as a nuclear weapon, was unveiled with great theatre on state television's main evening broadcast.

    Boasting that the weapon had "no match in the world," ORT First Channel television showed a Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber dropping its payload over a testing ground, followed by a massive explosion.

    Pictures of what appeared to be crumpled multi-storey apartment blocks were also broadcast.

    Although there was no independent verification of the Russian military's claim, the test is likely to cause further consternation in the West after a series of bellicose statements by the president, Vladimir Putin.

    According to Russian generals, the bomb is four times more powerful than the American Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb or MOAB.

    Better known as the Mother of All Bombs, the MOAB is a descendent of the BLU-82 Daisy cutter used in Tora Bora during the war against the Taliban in 2001.

    Although it has never been used, the US military says the MOAB is capable of destroying nine city blocks in one strike.

    According to Gen Alexander Rushkin, the Russian deputy chief of staff, the new bomb is smaller than the MOAB but much deadlier because, due to nanotechnology, the temperature at the epicentre of the blast is twice as high.

    "Test results of the new airborne weapon have shown that its efficiency and power is commensurate with a nuclear weapon," he said.

    "The main destruction is inflicted by an ultrasonic shockwave and an incredibly high temperature," ORT added.

    "All that is alive merely evaporates."

    Despite its destructive qualities, the bomb is environmentally friendly, Gen Rushkin said.

    The test comes after weeks of increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the Kremlin.

    Mr Putin has ordered his long-range nuclear bombers to mount patrols in international airspace for the first time since the Cold War.

    Last week, Russian Tupolev bombers approached British airspace for the fourth time in two months and sorties have also been flown close to US military installations.

    Since Mr Putin, an ex-KGB officer, came to power, Russia's annual defence spending has been quadrupled.

    In addition, the Kremlin has announced a £100 billion military modernisation programme.

    The new bomb is further proof that Russia's military has regained its technological edge. New ground and sea launched nuclear missiles have also been developed.

    A mushroom cloud rises over a plain as Russia’s military test their latest weapon


    Hindi rin patalo ang Russians. Going back to the Cold War days .

    © Copyright of Telegraph Media Group Limited 2007.

  2. War is money. The Russians cannot afford to remain out of the action as their economy depends heavily on military hardware exports.

    Wait for the Chinese to come out with their own version of conventional superbombs. This time with celebratory multi-colored confetti and a big Smilie immediately after the main blast. :thumbsup:
  3. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

    Nov 25, 2003
    It will be named The MOFO of all Bombs. (MOFOB) :supergrin:
  4. As usual, the Chinese have a much cheaper version of this bomb.
    It's the Lead Bomb. It just throws out a lot of lead dust and vapor. No immediate deaths, but everybody within half a mile will die of toxic poisoning in ten years.
  5. But they're doing it already in the hundreds of thousands, via Mattel

    It's so cleverly evil, don't you agree. Target the kids :supergrin:
  6. chowchow


    Jan 15, 2007

    Maybe all that lead in toys are producing kids with ADHD and autism. :hugs:
  7. In 30 years, Western leaders will be so mentally inept, China can take over the world without so much as a whimper in protest.

    So brilliantly insidious! :thumbsup:
  8. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

    Aug 11, 2004
    Pugad Baboy
    At least these bombs do explode and cause damage and does what it's purpose is.

    Unlike bombs in our Senate and Congress ALL Talk, All investigation in aid of legislation but ALL USELESS.


    Jan 2, 2005
    so what we can make more moabs than they can of their new toy. and I am not impressed by crumpled russian buildings russian concrete crumbles if you blow on it hard enough.