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10-06-2009, 23:11   #1
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Deep, hard penetration... Aaaahh....

If in doubt, get a bigger bomb. I present the GBU-57.



The stats are ridiculous. 30,000lbs overall. 2.7tons of high explosive. Will penetrate 60m of 5,000psi reinforced concrete, or 40m of rock. And then go 'boom'. Oh, and unlike MOAB which is dropped from a cargo aircraft, this one's designed to fit in a B-2, and it's guided.

[Vader]Impressive[/Vader]

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[Vader]Most impressive[/Vader]
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Those crazy kids at Boeing...
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Reminds me of Dr. Strangelove...

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Reminds me of Dr. Strangelove...

Mein Führer! I can walk!

Or;

YAAAAAAAHHHHHH HOOOOOO!
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11-06-2009, 01:49   #6
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Jake: The band... the band...
Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?
Jake: THE BAND!
Reverend Cleophus James: DO YOU SEE THE LIGHT?
Elwood: What light?
Reverend Cleophus James: HAVE YOU SEEEEN THE LIGHT?
Jake: YES! YES! JESUS H. TAP-DANCING CHRIST... I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!
I've just had a flashback from Claymore training.

"I see the light! I see the light! I see the light!"

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Claymore training? I thought the instructions were printed on them

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A new replacement for the the replacement of the daisy cutter...is it smart?

Whoops, rereading your post...B-2. ready, it must be.....
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A new replacement for the the replacement of the daisy cutter...is it smart?
Different role. Daisycutters were an airburst. This thing goes underground.

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Ahhhh it goes deep. with ya.
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They've gotta be compensating for something
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Will penetrate 60m of 5,000psi reinforced concrete, or 40m of rock.
I'm not convinced of this.



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Claymore training? I thought the instructions were printed on them

Surely it should say "this side towards enemy2?

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HOLY **** FCUK JESUS that thing is big.
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Will penetrate 60m of 5,000psi reinforced concrete, or 40m of rock. And then go 'boom'.
pics or GTFO
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I'm not convinced of this.
It doesn't rely on kinetic force alone. It also has a precursor cratering charge which makes one big hole for the rest of the bomb to fall into, penetrate a bit, and then blow up a bit more. Kindof a double-whammy.

A smaller version, a 1,000lb bomb, went through 7m of 10,000psi reinforced concrete in tests, so something as big as this GBU-57A doesn't seem all that incredible at 5,000psi concrete.

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HOLY **** FCUK JESUS that thing is big.
Q "thats what she said" joke
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