Manic Moran Moderator
#1

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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Sleipnir Registered User
#2

[Vader]Most impressive[/Vader]

Zulu Registered User
#3

Those crazy kids at Boeing...

#4

Reminds me of Dr. Strangelove...

Sleipnir Registered User
#5

pmg58 said:
Reminds me of Dr. Strangelove...



Mein Führer! I can walk!

Or;

YAAAAAAAHHHHHH HOOOOOO!

Manic Moran Moderator
#6


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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#7

Claymore training? I thought the instructions were printed on them

iceage Registered User
#8

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

Whoops, rereading your post...B-2. ready, it must be.....

Manic Moran Moderator
#9

iceage said:
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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iceage Registered User
#10

Ahhhh it goes deep. with ya.

Craigsy Registered User
#11

They've gotta be compensating for something

Victor Registered User
#12

Manic Moran said:
Will penetrate 60m of 5,000psi reinforced concrete, or 40m of rock.
I'm not convinced of this.


pmg58 said:
Claymore training? I thought the instructions were printed on them

Surely it should say "this side towards enemy2?

LD 50 Registered User
#13

HOLY **** FCUK JESUS that thing is big.

Will penetrate 60m of 5,000psi reinforced concrete, or 40m of rock. And then go 'boom'.

pics or GTFO

Manic Moran Moderator
#14

Victor said:
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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Craigsy Registered User
#15

LD 50 said:
HOLY **** FCUK JESUS that thing is big.


Q "thats what she said" joke

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