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Air bomb of a volume explosion is the main non-nuclear argument of the Tu-160

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Supersonic strategic bombers Tu-160M should be the basis of non-strategic deterrence of the enemy in the event of possible aggression against Russia. It is assumed that all Tu-160 bombers in service will be upgraded before the 2020 year. The upgraded version of the aircraft is distinguished by new engines with increased resource and reliability, new composition of onboard and electronic equipment, new weapons. These aircraft were able to use modern types of high-precision weapons.


The supersonic strategic bomber Tu-160 with a variable sweep wing entered service with the long-range aviation in 1987. At the beginning of 2013, the Russian Air Force included 16 aircraft of this type, all of them are based at Engels airbase. For the grace and beauty of the forms, the bomber received the nickname "White Swan", in NATO countries the aircraft is known as Blackjack. The main feature of the missile carrier is the use of a variable sweep wing, which allows the machine to make ultra-long flights in an economical mode of operation of the engines. The aircraft can fly without refueling almost 14 thousand kilometers. The maximum take-off weight of the giant is 275 tons. The maximum flight speed is 2230 km / h (for combat units it is limited to 2000 km / h to save the airframe resource), cruising speed is 917 km / h. On board the White Swan can take up to 45 tons of various weapons from free-falling bombs to high-precision cruise missiles, including those with nuclear warheads.

It is worth noting that, unlike nuclear missiles, modern strategic bombers are a much more flexible tool for convincing and demonstrating power. Taking off from a military base in Engels near Saratov, Russian strategists can easily fly to the American coast, as well as to the United Kingdom, and easily find themselves off the coast of Australia or in the Indian Ocean. At one time for these bombers, specially created airfields “jump” - intermediate bases at which technical services could replenish fuel supplies, carry out the necessary maintenance of the aircraft, and the crews could rest. Such airfields may also appear in Latin America: in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. In 2013, two Russian Tu-160 bomber made a flight to Venezuela, breaking more than 10 thousands of kilometers and spending hours in the 10 air. Then the bombers successfully landed at the airport Maiquetia.



Air bomb of a volumetric explosion

One of the most powerful ammunition at the moment that can be used with Russian bombers is the bomb of a volumetric explosion, which was tested in the 2007 year. The media often uses an unofficial and technically incorrect designation of this weapon - AVBPM (High-Power Aviation Vacuum Bomb). Another unofficial name for this ammunition is “Pope of All Bombs”. It is a reference to the nickname of the American bombs GBU-43 / B "Mom of all bombs." This large-caliber aviation ammunition has long been considered the most powerful non-nuclear ammunition in the world and is in service with the US Air Force.

The first to present a super-powered aerial bomb were the Americans, who in 2003 conducted a series of tests and showed the GBU-43 / B ammunition Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) Massive Ordnance. It was a bomb 11-ton in the TNT equivalent, which, for its destructive power, was immediately called the “mother of all bombs”. The development of the bombs involved designers from the famous company "Boeing", its developer is considered to be Albert Wimorts. The length of the American bomb is 10 meters, diameter - 1 meter. The total mass of 9,5 tons, of which 8,4 tons falls on explosives. The explosive used is H-6 explosive - a mixture of TNT, RDX and aluminum powder, which is more powerful than TNT by a factor of 1,35. In TNT equivalent, the GBU-43 / B explosion power is 11 tons. This is enough to ensure a guaranteed damage radius - approximately 140 meters, while partial destruction of objects and buildings are observed at a distance of 1,5 kilometers from the epicenter of the explosion.

It is worth noting that the GBU-43 / B is a high-explosive aerial bomb. MOAB was equipped with a KMU-593 / B guidance system, which includes satellite and inertial navigation systems. To control the flight of the bomb for the first time in stories American weapons were used in the manufacture of Russian ammunition, lattice stabilizers S. M. Belotserkovsky. The first bomb tests were carried out in 2003 year, two explosions were carried out at the site in Florida. One copy of the bomb was sent to Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, but it was not possible to use the bomb, by the time the bomb was delivered, active hostilities had ended.



For all its merits, the bomb has a significant disadvantage. During the tests, the bomb was dropped from the board of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. Inside the aircraft, the bomb was on a special platform, which, along with the bomb itself, was pulled out through the hatch using a parachute. Then MOAB quickly, in order not to lose speed, detached from the platform and the parachute, starting an independent fall on the target. Such a reset option is possible only if the enemy has no air defense system or at that time it is completely suppressed.

A Russian response to the “mother of all bombs” followed in 2007. Then on the First channel of television was shown news the plot of how a supersonic Tu-160 bomber drops a bomb, a parachute bomb drop and the explosion itself are shown. The plot also shows the consequences of the explosion: the ruins of a multi-storey building, the wreckage of military equipment, the burnt surface of the earth, resembling a moon surface. It is worth noting that due to security considerations, today we do not know not only the real designation of the tested ammunition, but also its developers and manufacturers. In fact, all the information about the bomb is a video of the First Channel, which was mounted from different pieces. For example, the very moment the bomb was dropped from the Tu-160 is not shown on the video. So at the moment, the only proof of the existence of a super-powerful aircraft bomb of a volume explosion is this video, which can be viewed on the network.

In the same video test commented on the then Deputy Chief of General Staff Alexander Rukshin. According to him, the test results of the created bomb showed that it is comparable in its capabilities and effectiveness with nuclear weapons. At the same time, Alexander Rukshin emphasized that the action of a bomb does not pollute the environment at all, unlike all types of nuclear ammunition. According to him, the new aviation munition will allow our country to ensure its security and will contribute to resisting international terrorism in any region of the world. He also clarified that the created bomb was able to replace a number of previously developed low-power nuclear weapons (tactical ammunition with a power up to 5 CT).



According to publicly available information, the Russian air bomb weighs more than 7 tons, but its explosion capacity reaches 44 tons in TNT. With a smaller mass of explosives, the power of Russian ammunition is 4 times more powerful than the American “Mother of All Bombs”. In terms of the mass of the charge, the power of the explosive used in the Russian bomb exceeds the power of trinitrotoluene more than 6 times.

The theoretical calculation of the affected areas (based on the power of ammunition in TNT equivalent):

90 meters from the epicenter of the explosion - the complete destruction of even fortified structures;
170 meters from the epicenter of the explosion - almost complete destruction of structures made of reinforced concrete, complete destruction of non-reinforced structures;
300 meters from the epicenter of the explosion - almost complete destruction of non-reinforced structures (residential buildings), as well as partial destruction of fortified structures;
440 meters from the epicenter of the explosion - partial destruction of non-reinforced structures;
1120 meters from the epicenter of the explosion - the shock wave is able to break the glass structures;
2290 meters from the epicenter of the explosion - the force of the shock wave is enough to knock a person down.

Effective stripping tool

The paradox is that the effect of a volumetric explosion was known even a century before the direct invention of space-detonating ammunition, which in the press is often mistakenly called "vacuum bombs." Humanity faced this before the very process of understanding the volume of the explosion occurred. Then, for unknown reasons, explosions occurred in the mines, sugar factories, mills, and sawmills flew into the air. What is a volume explosion? A mixture of an aerosol cloud of natural gases and some hydrocarbons: coal dust, sugar, flour, sawdust with oxygen - was a bomb ready to use. It was necessary only to bring the detonator in the form of a random spark or torch and an explosion occurred.
The name, which is firmly established in the media, arose because of the ability of the volume-detonating weapons to create a very powerful blast wave and burn oxygen over a large area to a state that is close to the vacuum. At the same time, UN experts have recognized such bombs as an inhuman means of warfare, which can cause excessive suffering. A person who finds himself in the area of ​​such an explosion suffers atrocious injuries. However, another paradox of the situation is that these weapons were practically not used against the enemy soldiers.



During the Vietnam War, American pilots and helicopter pilots bombed such weapons primarily in the jungle. The main goal was to create an acceptable in size landing pad for helicopters. No more bombs were required from this type - the classical types of ammunition existing at that time coped well with their immediate responsibilities.

However, the military still used space-detonating ammunition. For example, the Soviet pilots in Afghanistan dropped body-detonating bombs ODAB-500P, which had a weight of 500 kg, onto dushmans. Bombs were dropped from the Su-25 attack aircraft, they were mainly used in the valleys. In the highlands, where a cloud of aerosol from such bombs quickly dissipated, they were used together with ordinary smoke bombs. According to the memories of the pilots, the thick smoke from the smoke bombs did not allow the aerosol to quickly dissipate. When bombing the mountains, the following combination was used: for every 6 volume-detonating bombs, there were two smoke bombs. The effect of using these ammunition was terrible.

The Russian ODAB - volume-detonating aerial bombs operate on the basis of the so-called volume explosion. Their development and release deals with the Moscow enterprise GNPP "Basalt". These bombs are designed to destroy targets and objects located in the folds of a terrain or in open field fortifications, they can also be used for making passages in minefields. The US Army, as mentioned above, used similar bombs to set up landing sites in the jungle, while the Soviet troops in Afghanistan bombed the caves of dushmans in Tora Bora and their other underground fortifications. Until the last moment, in the Soviet Union, and then in Russia, the most powerful aviation munitions were the high-explosive bomb FAB-9000 (high-explosive bomb of large caliber, designed to attack large land targets and ships of the enemy) and the detonating bomb ODAB-1500.

Air bomb of a volume explosion is the main non-nuclear argument of the Tu-160


The principle of operation of ODAB and in particular ODAB-500PM is based on the implementation of a volumetric explosion. At the meeting of such a bomb with an obstacle, an explosion of an ordinary explosive charge occurs. This leads to the destruction of the thin-walled body of the bombs, and also brings the liquid explosives to a gaseous state and provides an aerosol cloud that is able to easily penetrate into unsealed shelters (dugouts, trenches). Approximately in 100-140 ms an explosion of the initiating detonator takes place, which is located in a capsule attached to the parachute, an explosion of the fuel-air mixture occurs.

The main striking factor of such bombs is a shock wave, in the front of which an excessive pressure is formed, which can reach approximately 3000 kPa (30 kgf / cm). Such bombs effectively fight the enemy's manpower, including where it can be safely hidden from the impact of fragments. For ODAB-500PM bombs, the effective strike radius of enemy soldiers is 30 meters in open areas and 25 meters in field fortifications, as well as trenches. In addition, the bomb provides for the defeat of the enemy’s openly-located aviation technology at the locations in the 30 radius. The bomb can be used at flight speeds from 500 km / h to 1100 km / h from a height of 200-12000 meters and allows the aircraft to maneuver even with very large overloads. The carrier bombs ODAB-500PM are currently all tactical aircraft that are in service with the Russian Air Force. Modifications of this bomb are more powerful ODAB-1000 and ODAB-1500, differing in greater mass.

However, the armies of the world are not in a hurry to move exclusively to this type of ammunition, and this has its explanation. According to Alexander Parfenov, Colonel of Stock, an expert at the Information Center "The Weapon of the XXI Century", the weaknesses of the volume-detonating ammunition lie in the fact that they have one damaging factor - the shock wave. They cannot possess a cumulative or fragmentation action on purpose. Moreover, a large amount of free volume and oxygen is required to carry out a volume explosion, that is, such a bomb will not work in a vacuum without air, in soil or water. Also, this kind of ammunition is greatly influenced by weather and weather conditions. In the presence of heavy rain or strong wind, the fuel-air cloud required for a volumetric explosion does not form or dissipates very quickly. And to fight only in good weather, you see, is not very convenient and practical. Despite these shortcomings, a volume explosion ammunition can have a strong fearsome effect on the enemy. For this reason, such bombs can be a very good deterrent, especially when it comes to fighting gangs or terrorists.



Information sources:
http://tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201503100737-jxy0.htm
http://svpressa.ru/society/article/40871
http://www.rg.ru/2007/09/21/a177330.html
http://www.airwar.ru/weapon/ab/gbu43.html
http://gorod.tomsk.ru/index-1189761946.php
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  1. miasoman
    miasoman 13 March 2015 06: 54
    +8
    Well, and what are we waiting for? Zhirinovsky at the UN. laughing The text of the speech is known: "I'll show you .. Kuzkina's Mother!" (NSX)
    1. krokodil25
      krokodil25 13 March 2015 08: 17
      +6
      Just if you drop in a series of pentagon.
      1. Karabanov
        Karabanov 13 March 2015 09: 44
        30
        The video should have been called "Our Daddy Has Your Mom."
        1. crazyrom
          crazyrom 14 March 2015 01: 12
          0
          In terms of the mass of the charge, the power of the explosive used in the Russian bomb exceeds the power of trinitrotoluene by more than 6 times.

          not properly. It’s just that, unlike stupid mattresses, ours put only fuel in the bomb, and they oxidize it with atmospheric air, that is, somewhere around half of the bomb is collected from the air in place. That is, the plane brings 7 tons, and let's say 15-20 tons are involved in the explosion (taking into account oxygen from the air). But the explosive itself is more powerful or not, we do not know, but it doesn’t matter, the main result soldier
      2. Siberia 9444
        Siberia 9444 13 March 2015 20: 27
        13
        Regarding to throw off topic (do not judge strictly) laughing
    2. max702
      max702 13 March 2015 21: 44
      +2
      I have a question, here in 94 in Grozny, when there local horses on the square in front of the parliament were dancing their czardash, what prevented you from throwing something like that? I don’t believe that a kind of "Kuz'kina mother" appeared in 2000, I remember that there were 5 ton bombs back in the Second World War. for other purposes but still! What would be the effect, in the morning they threw ruins instead of buildings and a big funnel in the place of the square ...
  2. qwert
    qwert 13 March 2015 07: 17
    12
    "For ODAB-500PM bombs, the effective radius of destruction of enemy soldiers is 30 meters in open areas and 25 meters in field fortifications, as well as trenches. In addition, the bomb ensures the defeat of openly located enemy aircraft in places of deployment within a radius of 30 meters."
    For ammunition in half tons weight - not impressive even once. High-explosive fragmentation on soldiers and lightly armored vehicles will be more effective
    1. Patton5
      Patton5 13 March 2015 08: 48
      +1
      how a supersonic Tu-160 bomber drops a bomb
      And what Tu-160 we can already use free-falling bombs? When did they manage to redo it?
      1. Gamdlislyam
        Gamdlislyam 13 March 2015 09: 16
        +3
        Quote: Patton5
        And what Tu-160 we can already use free-falling bombs? When did they manage to redo it?

        During the modernization, all Tu-160s are now endowed with this ability. But, the video, if not mistaken, of 2010.
        1. FID
          FID 13 March 2015 09: 30
          11
          They could always use free falling, without any modifications ...
          1. koosss
            koosss 14 March 2015 14: 53
            0
            ".. in the history of American weapons, used in the production of Russian ammunition, lattice stabilizers of S. M. Belotserkovsky"
            I don’t understand, but what about patents ..
        2. Patton5
          Patton5 13 March 2015 11: 58
          0
          I know there were discussions of a similar alteration, but what already endow request if possible, give a link to this news ...
          1. FID
            FID 13 March 2015 12: 10
            11
            Quote: Patton5
            if possible, give a link to this news ...

            What news? What will they refine under the Tu-160M? That was a long time ago ... about 2-3 years ago. What can they bomb with free-falling ammunition? This was laid down in the TTZ under the USSR, so I can’t give a link, but I worked with these aircraft from the testing phase of the Chief Designer, so take my word for it.
            1. bmv04636
              bmv04636 14 March 2015 21: 58
              0
              interesting, but on the ICBM, instead of nuclear weapons, can this ammunition be installed?
      2. Trailer
        Trailer 13 March 2015 09: 57
        +4
        Experts believe that in terms of offensive weapons, the Tu-160 has some advantage over the V-1 V. The main weapon of the Russian aircraft, the Kh-55SM cruise missiles, has already been mastered quite well by the Air Force. In addition, he, like his American "colleague", can carry nuclear bombs. The creators of the Tu-160 provided for the possibility of expanding the range of weapons, including the use of conventional bombs, for which the aircraft was equipped with a high-precision optoelectronic bomb sight. The expediency of such a decision was confirmed by the experience of using B-1B aircraft in the wars with Iraq.

        Unlike the B-1B, the placement of all types of ammunition on the Tu-160 is provided on the internal suspension in two cargo bays (instead of one for the B-1B) with dimensions larger than that of the American bomber (although this also affected the overall dimensions of the Russian aircraft )
      3. 79057330785
        79057330785 13 March 2015 15: 40
        0
        Is it really a normal bomb to drop the problem?
      4. 79057330785
        79057330785 13 March 2015 15: 40
        0
        Is it really a normal bomb to drop the problem?
    2. Lestat
      Lestat 20 March 2015 16: 45
      0
      Apparently a mistake, an ammunition of this size cannot have a strike zone of 30-35 M. This zone is typical for hand grenades or artillery, but not for aerial bombs.
      Already sent a comment and saw instead of a Ukrainian or Russian flag on an American nickname. I live in the Crimea. An interesting point, what a miracle provider at work. ..
      1. Black Colonel
        Black Colonel 25 March 2015 18: 56
        0
        what a miracle provider at work
        Yeah. I often have a Norwegian flag waving in spite of my Russian citizenship belay
  3. Nayhas
    Nayhas 13 March 2015 07: 24
    -13 qualifying.
    unofficial and technically incorrect designation of this weapon - AVBPM (high-power aircraft vacuum bomb)

    I would say illiterate, the one who came up with this abbreviation is clearly a vacuum in one place.

    For what tasks did you come up with this "superbomb"? Kill all humans?
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 13 March 2015 08: 50
      10
      Quote: Nayhas
      For what tasks did you come up with this "superbomb"?

      And for what purposes were the other bombs invented, including "Kuz'kina's mother"? And TOS in the form of "Buratin" and "Solntsepekov"? To kill is not to kill, but in the case of Donetsk airport, no one would have doubted that the Russians had finally arrived. The problem would have been solved in the bud, however, together with the airport.
    2. seregatim86
      seregatim86 13 March 2015 09: 14
      +8
      And I would say that you need to think before writing a comment, if, of course, this is a comment with meaning, and not to maintain activity on the site, although here it is better to think so as not to sparkle with foolishness.
    3. Mooh
      Mooh 13 March 2015 09: 44
      +3
      Quote: Nayhas
      unofficial and technically incorrect designation of this weapon - AVBPM (high-power aircraft vacuum bomb)

      For what tasks did you come up with this "superbomb"? Kill all humans?


      Why all? At a good moment, dump on the center of Kiev and tomorrow Ukraine will voluntarily join the CU. Another such thing can be nice to burn small military bases and industrial facilities.
  4. Mishut37rf
    Mishut37rf 13 March 2015 07: 26
    +6
    Wrap me a couple. I’ll send it to Washington.
  5. Thekakojto
    Thekakojto 13 March 2015 07: 37
    +4
    Quote: miasoman
    Well, what are we waiting for? Zhirinovsky at the UN. The text of the speech is known: "I'll show you .. Kuzkina's Mother!" (NSX)


    Kuzkin’s mother doesn’t need to gasp. so to speak, to maintain peace in the world.
    something tells me if to crash Kuzki Mother. the situation in the world will begin to stabilize quickly ...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wHVz5FL7ws
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 13 March 2015 08: 54
      +1
      Quote: TheKakojto
      the situation in the world will begin to stabilize rapidly ..

      Well yes. After the explosion of a 60 Mt bomb, the blast wave bypassed the Earth three times, with an explosion of 100 Mt, it would bypass five times. And everything in the world will sharply stabilize, as signals of a nuclear attack will come to all the general staffs of the "nuclear club". And the survivors of the atomic war will envy the dead.
    2. JIaIIoTb
      JIaIIoTb 13 March 2015 13: 42
      0
      I agree with you. Especially after the words of the Pentagon general about the need to kill more Russians. It is also necessary to launch missiles with an SSBN near the territorial waters of the United States. Maybe they will have a mind.
  6. bolat19640303
    bolat19640303 13 March 2015 08: 41
    +4
    How will this bomb be used? Use TU-160 against terrorists? Other carriers may not "pull" such a load. Clearing areas?
  7. FID
    FID 13 March 2015 08: 49
    17
    The main feature of the missile carrier is the use of a variable sweep wing, which allows the machine to make ultra-long flights in an economical mode of operation of the engines.


    Using a wing with variable sweep allows you to ACCELERATE to a speed higher than sound ... For extra long flights, you could restrict yourself to a straight wing and low speed, forgive me, God ...
    1. Normal
      Normal 13 March 2015 08: 58
      +4
      Quote: SSI
      God forgive me ...
      good drinks
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    3. gjv
      gjv 13 March 2015 10: 22
      +1
      Quote: SSI
      To make ultra-long flights, one could limit oneself to a straight wing and low speed

      A group of terrorists hijacks a Tu-154 aircraft and hijacks it to Afghanistan, at a recently seized airfield, in order to then "release" the hostages and actually load a squad of its fighters into it, after which the aircraft "for technical reasons" will land in Dushanbe, where a conference of representatives of the United States and Russia on the fight against terrorism, and a company of militants will be able to clearly demonstrate its inefficiency. However, one of the passengers accidentally turned out to be “Crunch,” and then the rest of the group, having overtaken the captured plane on the Tu-160, cleared the landing airfield and eliminated the terrorists on the plane, then covered the take-off passenger plane from the attack of the same company of militants.
      That would not be variable sweep wingsthen kinа would not have been. Sometimes you may need not "ultra-long", but "ultra-fast" flight to an emergency "conference on wrestling ...". Special Forces in Russian fellow
      1. FID
        FID 13 March 2015 10: 46
        +5
        Quote: gjv
        If there was no variable sweep wing, then there would be no kin. Sometimes you may need not "ultra-long", but "ultra-fast" flight to an emergency "conference on wrestling ...". Spetsnaz in Russian

        I don’t quite understand ... The article says that - because of the wing with variable sweep, the RANGE of flight was increased, I wrote that the wing with variable sweep ... is intended to INCREASE speed, not range ...
  8. NEXUS
    NEXUS 13 March 2015 09: 25
    0
    if NANO, then NUNO good
  9. Limon1972
    Limon1972 13 March 2015 10: 14
    0
    16 pieces are few ... Why not build yet?
    1. FID
      FID 13 March 2015 10: 47
      13
      The USSR is over ...
      1. 0255
        0255 13 March 2015 11: 00
        +5
        Plus, Ukrainians cut 10 pieces, 1 put in the Poltava Museum of Long-Range Aviation.
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      2. Limon1972
        Limon1972 13 March 2015 16: 14
        -1
        Duc seemed to have built several cars after 2000. It is necessary still.
  10. peresmehsnik
    peresmehsnik 13 March 2015 11: 47
    +2
    The use of the TU-160 with such bombs is possible only in two cases: 1. The enemy’s air defense is 100% suppressed (losing such an expensive car in exchange for the death of even several hundred people is irrational). 2. Against terrorists, but in the absence of air defense capable of shooting down TU-160 (ISIS may be able to shoot it down).
  11. brn521
    brn521 13 March 2015 12: 27
    0
    The name, which was firmly entrenched in the media, arose because of the ability of a volume-detonating weapon to create a very powerful blast wave and burn oxygen over a large area to a state that is close to a vacuum.
    Let's try to ignore the unsuccessful attempt to trick the public with this button accordion. Article plus.

    As for the impossibility of using the cumulative effect in a thermobaric explosion, I recall the semi-advertising video of NPO / GNPP "Basalt". They boasted of their patent, at the RSHG, when meeting a hard obstacle, the muzzle crumples, forming a cumulative notch and increasing the effect of hitting the walls of buildings and lightly armored targets.
  12. Thekakojto
    Thekakojto 13 March 2015 12: 39
    0
    Quote: peresmehsnik
    The use of TU-160 with such bombs is possible only in two cases


    Yes, it’s not rational to do this. TU160 is a missile carrier. to risk such an aggregate in order to use free fall bombs is nonsense. (in the video a free fall bomb).
    Yes, and I think that in the case of a big buoy, after a certain time everyone will put on potential nuclear pollution and the good old kernel of medium power will be used.

    I give a tooth if a big war begins with the geyropa (with the support of pin to owls). and Russia will start to win ..
    pin to use nuclear weapons. and for me this is not an undeniable fact ...
    1. Dimka off
      Dimka off 13 March 2015 14: 11
      +1
      Quote: TheKakojto
      and Russia will start to win ..

      And Russia will win 100%) and win.
      Well, if they crave nuclear, then they will receive it in return. Although it seems to me that one of the first attacks from both the mattresses and ours will be a strike against nuclear weapons. So that will remain and use. We Yars and Poplar will definitely stay)
    2. Non-jumping
      Non-jumping 14 March 2015 04: 09
      +1
      Quote: TheKakojto
      Quote: peresmehsnik
      The use of TU-160 with such bombs is possible only in two cases


      Yes, it’s not rational to do this. TU160 is a missile carrier. to risk such an aggregate in order to use free fall bombs is nonsense. (in the video a free fall bomb).
      Yes, and I think that in the case of a big buoy, after a certain time everyone will put on potential nuclear pollution and the good old kernel of medium power will be used.

      I give a tooth if a big war begins with the geyropa (with the support of pin to owls). and Russia will start to win ..
      pin to use nuclear weapons. and for me this is not an undeniable fact ...

      And no one is going to use this bomb where enemy air defenses are not completely suppressed and air supremacy is won. Such a weapon is for the quick cleaning of entrenched or entrenched in heavily fortified areas large masses of the enemy. For example, herds of Bandera, armed to the teeth, though not with new, but good Soviet weapons.
  13. Limak
    Limak 13 March 2015 12: 45
    +1
    and this strange phrase "humane weapon"
  14. andrei.yandex
    andrei.yandex 13 March 2015 13: 22
    +1
    I live in Engels. According to my information, of all Tu-160s they can fly about six units into the sky. The problem with the engines, exhausted resource.
    1. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 13 March 2015 19: 42
      +4
      do not divulge
  15. Dimka off
    Dimka off 13 March 2015 14: 12
    +1
    Disagree with the title of the article. Nevertheless, the main non-nuclear argument (the nuclear one too) is the X-101/102 missile. The range is fantastic and decent power.
  16. user3970
    user3970 13 March 2015 16: 01
    -11 qualifying.
    I heard about problems with engines for TUShek for a long time. Yes, and the owner of Motor Sich at one time offered new engines, but did not hear. So, let's keep silent about these airplanes. They seem to be gone. And the question is: in the Georgian-Ossetian conflict did not TU-160 shot down? And the commander is still not found?
    1. 79057330785
      79057330785 13 March 2015 16: 22
      +1
      Shot down a Tu-22M3
    2. 79057330785
      79057330785 13 March 2015 16: 22
      +1
      Shot down a Tu-22M3
      1. user3970
        user3970 13 March 2015 17: 46
        0
        Thanks for the tip. Well, why are you offended. The year before last, only two airplanes took to the wing, now six. But such an amount of TU-160 as a whole does not do weather.
  17. vanavatny
    vanavatny 13 March 2015 21: 36
    +1
    good thing, crushed the air defense and roll the adversary into slag
  18. Denimax
    Denimax 14 March 2015 01: 25
    0
    Theoretically, with a volumetric explosion, some sort of terrorist could blow up the palace in ancient times, while not having explosives at that time. smile
  19. Parmalan
    Parmalan 14 March 2015 05: 03
    0
    spectacularly, efficiently
  20. van zai
    van zai 15 March 2015 02: 04
    +2
    The free-falling bomb on the Tu-160, in my opinion (amateur), is an attempt to hammer a nail with a microscope. In the absence of enemy air defense, the IL-76 will also be suitable as a delivery vehicle for such bombs.
  21. Hitmaster
    Hitmaster 17 March 2015 16: 13
    0
    the beauty! pleased! )
  22. Old26
    Old26 15 June 2015 00: 30
    +1
    Quote: qwert
    For ammunition in half tons weighing - not impressive even once

    Explosives there are less than 200 kg. Depending on version, from 145 to 193 kg
  23. Old26
    Old26 15 June 2015 00: 34
    +1
    Quote: bmv04636
    interesting, but on the ICBM, instead of nuclear weapons, can this ammunition be installed?

    No
  24. single
    single 21 July 2015 13: 47
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    Quote: user3970
    And the commander is still not found?

    And I saw the commander not so long ago. Alive Edors.
  25. kostyan77708
    kostyan77708 14 August 2015 09: 47
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    Quote: bmv04636
    interesting, but on the ICBM, instead of nuclear weapons, can this ammunition be installed?

    It seems to me that this is uneconomical, ICBM is an ICBM, it was created for other needs, especially when launched, you can get a nuclear response, from partners
  26. The brightest
    The brightest 12 August 2016 20: 59
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    And what will happen if the parachute is shot or set on fire?
  27. Krokodil68
    Krokodil68 14 February 2018 16: 19
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    "The name, which is firmly entrenched in the media, arose because of the ability of a volume-detonating weapon to create a very powerful blast wave and burn oxygen over a large area to a state that is close to vacuum."

    Pancake ! What a charm, when amateurs - they write all garbage .. laughing
    The content (volume) of oxygen in the air ~ 21%
    Even if you “burn” ALL the oxygen (although oxygen DOES NOT BURN), in a given volume ... up to "vacuum"will be - as before China, in a knee-elbow position.
    (I'm talking about 79% of the remaining nitrogen, if that).
    XperYes, damn it.
    Ugh ... No.

    PS
    The reason for the formation of the “vacuum effect” is by no means the “burning out” of oxygen.