Bombs and Explosive Materials

Bombs are explosive weapons that are detonated by a timing mechanism or other means to release a destructive material. Explosive materials, or simply explosives, are substances containing huge amounts of stored energy that produce explosion.

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Where you can buy landmines?

Nowhere. Landmines are illegal explosive devices in virtually all countries. Private individuals or entities cannot legally acquire landmines. They are available for government (military) procurement and use ONLY.

The outer shell of a landmine can sometimes be purchased at various online war-replica artifact stores. You might find demilitarized ones at your local army surplus store. This will include NONE of the explosives, fragmentation, or fuse parts of landmines.

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What are the good and bad uses of explosives?

In the US, we use about 5 million pounds of explosives every day in mining and construction. Compared to that, a very tiny percentage is used in criminal acts to hurt people and destroy property.

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What is a bursting radius and how is it different from a lethal radius?

The bursting radius is the distance from a device that may cause wounds. The lethal radius is the distance that will cause death to 50% of persons exposed. A White Phosphorus hand grenade has a bursting radius of about 35 meters- it will not kill 50% of all persons within 35 meters. The 40mm HE grenade launcher projectile has a 5 meter lethal radius- it will kill 50% of the people that are within 5 meters when it detonates.

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When was the first bomb made?

There are records of the Mongols using bombs against the Japanese as early as 1281 AD. The Chinese are commonly credited with the invention of the first form of gunpowder, Black Powder, but there is no definitive date or creditation for that.

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Who made the first bomb?

If you are talking about the first ATOMIC bomb, the the answer is complicated. The first bomb was built in the USA during WWII. At some point in the 1930's it was discovered that nuclear fusion could be used to create huge amounts of energy. Due to the growing possibility that Nazi Germany had access to materials needed for nuclear fusion, the USA government began the Manhattan Project. At that time Britain was under strong air raids so it was impossible to made reactor there so scientist of british went America for taking part in this mission. They also enlisted the help of physicist Robert Oppenheimer, and Albert Einstein to design the bomb. If you're talking aerial bombs, 1911 during the Italian-Arab Wars. If you're talking grenade-like bombs, the Chinese. the first to use the bomb was the Germans which made the Great Britain during the war in line with this, it can be argued the Germans were the first bomb-maker since they were the first to use it especially the rocket.

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What makes the whistling noise on bombs as they fall?

If you've ever seen a bomb you will notice that there are tail-fins. There are two purposes to these fins.

  1. To make the bomb fall where it is intended to go. Hitting a target with a bomb is a hard thing to do and a lot of technology goes into making a bomb the right shape to 'fall straight.'
  2. These tail-fins are also modified to make the screaming sound as they fall; to add a dimension of terror to a bombing raid.
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What is the word for someone that's obsessed with explosives?

Pyromaniac- someone obsessed with fire.

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Can bombs be prepared from detergents?


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What will ignite gunpowder?

Heat or an impact.

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What is the full form of t n t?

It is the abbreviation of tri-nitro-toulene.

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What was the radius of the B53 bomb explosion?

The last live B53 munition began diasassembly in Texas today, 23 October 2011. This was the largest nuclear weapon in the US Arsenal at 9 megatons. The following is a quote from the Wikipedia article on the B53. The yield is projected- not all nuclear weapons were live tested in the open-


Assuming a detonation at optimum height, a 9 megaton blast would result in a fireball some 4 to 5 kilometers (2.5 to 3 miles) in diameter.[10] The radiated heat would be sufficient to cause lethal burns to any unprotected person within a 28.7 kilometers (17.8 mi) radius (995 square miles (2,580 km2)). Blast effects would be sufficient to collapse most residential and industrial structures within a 14.9-kilometer (9.3 mi) radius (300 square miles (780 km2)); within 5.7 kilometers (3.5 mi) virtually all above-ground structures would be destroyed and blast effects would inflict near 100% fatalities. Within 4.7 kilometers (2.9 mi) a 500 rem dose of ionizing radiation would be received by the average person, sufficient to cause a 50% to 90% casualty rate independent of thermal or blast effects at this distance.

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What is the meaning of RDX bomb?

RDX, standing for Research Department Explosive, was one of the first manufactured 'plastic' explosives. It was widely used during WW2, where it was known as 'cyclonite by the UK and US forces, 'hexogen' by the Germans, and 'T4' by the Italian military. Its chemical descriptive name is cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine.

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Do Intercontinental ballistic missiles ICBM go into space?

Yes, some even go orbital before ejecting warheads.

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What is a hand-grenade made of?

tnt and a little ignition.

plus greek fire.

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Where do you find the clawshot on the Legend of Zelda phantom hourglass?

if you mean grapple hook, it is in a chest in the ice temple, if you mean the salvage arm, you get it from eddo once you pressed the sacred crest on your map, if you mean neither i have no clue what you mean

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What happens when you mix gun powder and napalm?

You get napalm with clumps in it. It does not become some super explosive,

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Why are boxers not supposed to blow their nose after taking a hard shot and are there any medical sites to back this up?

Boxers are told to not blow their nose after getting a bloody nose because the blood will clot on its own, stopping the bleeding. Breathing hard or blowing your nose shortly after can lead to the clot being dislodged and bleeding to restart. and if a fighter get punched or thumbed in the eye and he blows his nose the eye will swell shut and it be hard for him to see punches comming at him

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Was the hydrogen bomb used in world war 2?

No. Atomic bombs were used during WW2 in Japan, but they were "fission" weapons, which derived their destructive power from splitting apart the nucleus of an atom. Hydrogen bombs derive their destructive power from "fusion" reactions, or the merging of two Hydrogen atoms. This is the same chemical reaction that powers the sun.

Hydrogen bombs were tested for the first time on November 1, 1952.

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Who invented the fragmentation grenade?

Leonardo Da Vinci Invented It In 1508... He created it to help the Assassin Alliance Against the Borgia Influence...

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Where did the first nuclear bomb go off?

At the Trinity site in New Mexico. Now part of the White Sands Test area. The first used in war was at Hiroshima Japan.

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Why are hydrogen bombs called dirty bombs?

Hydrogen bombs are called "dirty" bombs because, in the final stage of detonation, they fission1 a lot of uranium, releasing its binding energy. This results in a lot of mixed fission byproducts that contaminate the environment.


1The detonation sequence is fission of the primary, uranium or plutonium, which initiates fusion, hydrogen, producing an enormous amount of neutrons along with radiation, followed by fission of the secondary or secondaries, uranium. For more information on the Teller-Ulam design, see the Related Link below.

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Why does pressure kill you in bomb?

The blast effect of an explosive causes damage to the body- can include being crushed, thrown into things, having things thrown into you, etc. The high pressure can damage the soft parts of your body, such as your lungs, and you cannot breathe.

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Is it possible that a bomb could destroy all human life on the planet?

Yes, nuclear bombs can destroy most if not all human, animal, and plant life, and contaminate water supplies.

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Who made the first hydrogen bomb?

The first hydrogen bomb was designed by American Richard "Dick" Garwin. Whilst Garwin made the first design, Edward Teller and a team of scientists made the first actual bomb. In interviews, Teller was quite adamant that the credit go to Garwin for his design, but he accepted the credit for the construction of the bomb itself.

Other scientists who worked out the details of the design were Dr. Marshall Rosenbluth and Dr. Conrad Longmire.

The role of various physicists and scientists in the development of the Hydrogen bomb has been fulled by controversy and criticism through the years. For more details on Teller's view of the process and the people involved, see the link below.

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What is ANSI bombs?

A form of computer virus.


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