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.
Those crazy kids at Boeing...
Reminds me of Dr. Strangelove...
Mein Führer! I can walk!
I've just had a flashback from Claymore training.
"I see the light! I see the light! I see the light!"
Claymore training? I thought the instructions were printed on them
A new replacement for the the replacement of the daisy cutter...is it smart?
Whoops, rereading your post...B-2. ready, it must be.....
Different role. Daisycutters were an airburst. This thing goes underground.
Ahhhh it goes deep. with ya.
They've gotta be compensating for something
Surely it should say "this side towards enemy2?
HOLY **** FCUK JESUS that thing is big.
pics or GTFO
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.
Q "thats what she said" joke