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Air Weapons: Barrel Bombs Appeal To Bad Actors
« on: December 21, 2013, 04:36:56 AM »

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Re: Air Weapons: Barrel Bombs Appeal To Bad Actors
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 10:54:12 PM »
Why would they rig these things to go off only after they hit the ground?  Detonate them in the air and you've got a nice little fuel-air bomb, something the US has and has used before.

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Re: Air Weapons: Barrel Bombs Appeal To Bad Actors
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 11:53:06 PM »
Why would they rig these things to go off only after they hit the ground?  Detonate them in the air and you've got a nice little fuel-air bomb, something the US has and has used before.

Fuel-Air Explosives (FAE) are sometimes referred to as the "poor man's atomic bomb" because the can generate a very powerful shockwave.  There are some FAE test videos out there from the Fallon test range that are pretty stunning....


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Re: Air Weapons: Barrel Bombs Appeal To Bad Actors
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