Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Russia tests powerful vacuum bomb - The "dad of all bombs"

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Russia has successfully tested what it said as the world's most powerful vacuum bomb, nicknamed the "dad of all bombs."It is an explosive device that unleashes a shockwave with the power of a nuclear weapon. The new weapon contains 7.8 tons of high explosives, is four times more powerful than the U.S. Massive Ordnance Air Blast - "mother of all bombs."
The U.S. bomb is equivalent to 11 tons of TNT, the Russian one is equivalent to 44 tons of regular explosives. The Russian weapon's blast radius is 990 feet, twice as big as that of the U.S. design, the report said. [Quoted from Yahoo News]

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