The Alconbury Explosion

At 20.30 hours on the evening of 27 May 1943, USAAF ground personnel were arming B-17 Flying Fortresses when a 500lb bomb detonated on the flight line at RAF Alconbury. The explosion set off several other bombs. As debris from the blast rained down, the shockwaves travelled hundreds of feet in every direction. In an instant, death and destruction was wrought across the Cambridgeshire airfield.

On the evening of Thursday, 27 May 1943, after delivering some supplies to the maintenance hangars, Ted Penn stood around talking with the men in the dispersal area who were loading 500lb bombs into the

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JDAM — The future of bombing

Lon Nordeen examines the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), one of the most significant new weapons to enter the US military arsenal in recent years.

EFFECTIVE ATTACK missions against targets in Kosovo, which NATO pilots have been flying since March 24, 1999, have been a challenge due to the rules of engagement pilots and commander have had to follow. They have also been complicated because of poor weather. The newly-fielded Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) dropped from the B-2A Spirit stealth bomber has allowed NATO forces to hit targets when poor weather hampered the effective employment of laser-designated or TV/Imaging

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Hiroshima — A bomb is dropped

The film is about the greatest crime in human history. 6 and 9 August 1945, the Americans dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As a result of the treacherous attack, according to various estimates, killing 150-200 thousand civilians. At the end of the Second World War, Japan was ready to surrender, and the president of the United States knew about it. Why then was denied a diplomatic solution, and the atomic bombs were dropped? What was the justification for President Truman's use of atomic weapons? The film is based on the published official documents of the government and

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First test bombs «GBU-54 / B» with complete equipment «LJDAM» laser sighting bomber B-1B

Over 14.15 on May 16 successfully passed the first test aircraft bomb with a set of equipment such as «JDAM» on bomber distant acts B-1B Lancer. Tests were held at the site of the Air Force in the U.S. state of Utah. By passing the tests lured machine «B-1B Lancer» 34 and 37 squadrons distant bombers stationed at the air base «Ellsworth» (South Dakota). As part of the test programs from «WSEP» aircraft took off for a three day or six bombs «GBU-54 / B», with equipment LJDAM. During the test, the main attention was paid to the option setting

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Syria. Chemical weapons ready

NBC News reports that the chemical forces of Syria completed the mixing of agent sarin. Recall that a sarin nerve agent. It is colorless and has a light apple scent. When the temperature starts to evaporate easily. According to media reports produced by chemical synthesis, not only mixed, but bottled in special containers for use in bombs. It is worth noting that, in time of peace in order to avoid unforeseen circumstances, all the components of sarin are individually stored.

A source tells NBC that Tuesday was not substantiated information that the Syrian military began preparation of chemical weapons. Despite

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Occult bomb

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At the Kaliningrad TV is television series about a secret Nazi lab "Konigsberg-13"

VALERY Gromakov, Kaliningrad

Exactly 60 years ago, in August 1944, the British pilots began the massive bombing of Königsberg. The main purpose of bombers were four medieval buildings in the historic center of the

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On a secret Nazi lab Konigsberg-13

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At the Kaliningrad TV is television series about a secret Nazi lab "Konigsberg-13" VALERY Gromakov, Kaliningrad Exactly 60 years ago, in August 1944, the British pilots began the massive bombing of Königsberg. The main purpose of bombers were four medieval buildings in the historic center of the

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U.S. utilize the most massive thermonuclear bombs

U.S. will soon begin to utilize their own most massive thermonuclear bombs B-53, announced on Wednesday the press service of the State Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the Ministry of Energy of the country.

According to her, the dismantling of these weapons will go to the NNSA Pantex plant near Amarillo (Texas). As noted in connection with the deputy head NNSA Don Cook, a decision consistent with the stated President Barack Obama's goal of "reducing the number of nuclear weapons and their role in the national security strategy of the United States."

Pantex complex permit issued for recycling B-53 bombs

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U.S. secretly supplied Israel smart bombs

The United States in 2009 secretly put Israel 55 Managed GBU-28 bombs. On Friday, September 23, reports The Daily Beast.According to the newspaper, Israel asked Washington put bomb in 2007, when the president was George W. Bush. But the agreement has not been reached because of fears that Israel may share military technology with China. In the end, the party of penetrating two-ton bombs was placed in a Israel Only a few months after the inauguration of Barack Obama.

According to a former deputy chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired U.S. Gen. James Cartwright (James Cartwright), who

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Bomb for a tsunami

According to the telegraph, the U.S. and New Zealand had secretly underwater super-bomb to create a tsunami.

The tests took place during World War II in the waters around Auckland and New Caledonia. According to the results proved that such a weapon is quite real, and it can fulfill its purpose. To create a tsunami thirty-three feet, able to flood a small town, rather a series of ten large explosions.

As part of a top secret operation, known as «Project Seal», was tested "apocalyptic devices", which was seen as a possible

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