Russia deploys the Father of Bombs · 12.09.07 by colin newell
Moscow, Sept. 12 : Russia has tested the world’s most powerful non-nuclear vacuum bomb, the military said, dubbing it the “father of all bombs”.
Russia’s ORT First Channel TV yesterday showed a strategic bomber dropping the vacuum bomb over a testing ground, which exploded in a massive fireball. Pictures of crumpled multi-story apartment blocks were also broadcast.
“Test results of the new airborne weapon have shown that its efficiency and power is commensurate with a nuclear weapon,” Russian Deputy Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Alexander Rushkin told the channel.
According to General Rushkin, the new bomb is smaller than the United States “mother of all bombs” but much deadlier because, due to nanotechnology, the temperature at the epicentre of the blast is twice as high.
“You will see it in action, the bomb which has no match in the world… Despite its destructive qualities, the vacuum bomb is environmentally friendly,” he claimed. The same report was later shown on state sponsored ‘Vesti’ channel.
Wow. The father of bombs. And environmentally friendly too! No carbon credits to buy. Win win if you ask me.
Question: Do the people that get blown up by this bomb not create an environmental impact where their body parts are scattered?