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  • Russian bombers conduct another Pacific patrol mission

    04/09/2010 10:46:42 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 531+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 4/10/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers have carried out a routine patrol flight over the Pacific Ocean, the Defense Ministry said on Friday. "Two Tu-95MS strategic bombers took off from Ukrainka Airbase on April 8 and carried out patrols over neutral waters in the Pacific Ocean and near the Aleutian Islands," Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said. During the 15-hour mission, the crews practiced instrumental guidance flights and in-flight refueling. All flights by Russian aircraft are performed in strict compliance with international law on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without intruding in the airspace of other states. However, the...
  • A Comparison of Nuclear Explosion Effectiveness against Underground Terrorists.

    10/27/2001 2:21:26 PM PDT · by vannrox · 60 replies · 2,131+ views
    Bluebay | OCT 26 01 | VANNROX
    A comparison of different types of Nuclear Explosions... Bush's Baby Nuke, by Alistair Millar On October 2, 1992, President George Bush signed into law a moratorium on nuclear testing. Now his son is preparing to end that moratorium. The current Bush Administration is studying options for the development and production of a small, low-yield nuclear weapon called an earth-penetrator or bunker-buster, which would burrow into the ground and destroy a deeply buried hideaway of a "rogue" leader like Saddam Hussein. But such a bomb would take many more people with it. "The use of any nuclear weapon capable of ...
  • THE MYSTERY: Russia's Doomsday Bomb

    12/18/2016 1:29:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | December 18, 2016 | Dr. Peter Vincent Fry
    While liberal mainstream media concoct fake news that President-Elect Trump is Moscow's Manchurian Candidate, they ignore the latest real threat from Russia. Russian state television "accidentally" disclosed plans for a robot submarine, reportedly armed with a massive 100 megaton warhead-the largest nuclear weapon ever deployed by any nation. The submarine doomsday bomb would explode underwater to radioactively contaminate and inundate with tsunamis U.S. coastal cities and seaboard, where are concentrated much of America's military-industrial strength and population. A diagram of the robo-bomb was shown on Russian TV, supposedly inadvertently, over the shoulder of a Defense Ministry officer. Reportedly, according to...
  • Nuclear Detonation Images:10-Nanosecond Long Images Taken 1 millisecond After Nuclear Explosions

    04/04/2013 3:44:13 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Ultra Fast Nuclear Devices ^ | Feb 10, 2005 | Staff
    THERE ARE MANY MORE IMAGES AT THE SITE Full Title: Ultra-Fast Nuclear Detonation Picture While the image above is the stereotypical picture of a nuclear explosion, in reality by the time the classic mushroom cloud has formed all the interesting detail is long over. The following images, borrowed from several sources, show the eerie and complex patterns atomic detonations create immediately after they are triggered. Most of the following images were taken using Rapatronic cameras, ultra-high speed, single-frame cameras developed in the 1940s by Dr. Harold Edgerton. The duration of the exposure is typically 10 nanoseconds (0.00000001 of a second....
  • Tsar Bomba: The Most Powerful Nuclear Weapon Ever Built

    01/23/2021 7:34:29 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 33 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/22/2021 | Peter Suicu
    The 20th century saw the development of many weapons that could have ended civilization as we know it, but nothing compares to the potentially devastating power of the Soviet Union‘s epic “Tsar Bomba.” It will be remembered as the most powerful nuclear bomb ever built, and it had a blast that was more powerful than 50 million tons of TNT.
  • Cold War heroics of 'Speedlight Delta' crew recognized

    08/25/2020 7:43:21 PM PDT · by texas booster · 26 replies
    The Kitsap Sun ^ | Jan 24th, 2001 | Tom Philpott
    The movie "Thirteen Days" is the latest dramatization of President Kennedy's showdown with the Soviets during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. Retired Air Force Maj. Gottlieb "John" Wilmsmeyer, 71, hasn't seen the film. But the Missouri farmer figures he can match that Cold War tale with a nail-biter of his own. It occurred about the same time. It might even have influenced the missile crisis. But for nearly 40 years, Wilmsmeyer had to keep quiet about "Operation Speedlight Delta." He was crew commander on a KC-135 tanker at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan., in the summer of...
  • Rosatom releases previously classified documentary video of Tsar Bomba nuke test

    08/22/2020 3:35:03 PM PDT · by texas booster · 23 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | Aug 22, 2020 | Thomas Nilsen
    The documentary film was released and posted on August 20 on the YouTube channel of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation in connection with the celebration of 75 years of nuclear industry. The film, edited in classic Soviet-style propaganda, shows all preparation procedures. First the transportation of the giant bomb by rail to the Olenya airbase near Olenegorsk on the Kola Peninsula. The Tu-95 aircraft take-off and flight across the Barents Sea to the detonation site near the Matochkin Strait at Novaya Zemlya. Then the release of the bomb attached to a parachute to slow the fall so the plane could...
  • Today in US military history: the biggest man-made explosion in human history

    10/30/2018 6:53:51 AM PDT · by fugazi · 18 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 30, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Cpl. Brett W. Land, who died of wounds from an improvised explosive devise in Afghanistan’s Zhari district. The 24-year-old native of Wasco, Calif. was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). 1918: Famous World War I flying ace Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker shoots down his 26th – and final – enemy aircraft over Rémonville, France. 1940: The Royal Air Force’s First Eagle Squadron, consisting of volunteer pilots from the United States, becomes operational. Thousands of Americans would apply, but only 244 were chosen for service during...
  • A vicious project by Andrey Sakharov before he became a Human Rights Activist

    04/02/2015 1:41:43 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 5 replies
    The World of Andrei Sakharov : A Russian Physicist's Path to Freedom ^ | March 24, 2005 | Gennady Gorelik, Antonina W. Bouis
    [Andrey] Sakharov [a Soviet dissident and one of the creators of the Soviet hydrogen bomb] gave a bitter description of this habitual psychological attitude in his Memoires, when he tried to find a military application for the Tsar Bomb: After testing the "big" device I was worried that it didn't have a good carrier (bombers didn't count because they're easy to shoot down), in other words, in the military sense we were working in vain. I decided that an effective carrier could be a big torpedo fired from a submarine. I imagined that a nuclear jet engine that converted water...
  • The ‘Tsar Bomba’ Was a 50-Megaton Monster Nuke

    04/02/2015 5:50:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 1, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    Maj. Andrei Durnovtsev, a Soviet air force pilot and commander of a Tu-95 Bear bomber, holds a dubious honor in the history of the Cold War. Durnovtsev flew the aircraft that dropped the most powerful nuclear bomb ever. It had an explosive force of 50 megatons, or more than 3,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima weapon. Over the years, historians identified many names for the test bomb.