Grand-Slam bomb

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  1. sunny91

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    Great one, Sunny.
     
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    That's a big-ass bomb :!:

    Good vid Sunny.

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    Great video! Saw this bom at Hendon, big one. It was made to slam far into the groud, causing a kin of small earthquake and let the buildings fall.
     
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    Great vid sunny
     
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    Well done!
    Wasn't the Lanc a great crate?!
    You'd need a Buff or Herk to tote one of those today.
    Maybe could have been useful to winkle those ragheads out of their caves?
     
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    A thought... was the Grand Slam the fastest aerial thing of WW2? It would have been supersonic in its terminal dive methinks.
     
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    Actually, a more modern equivalent is the Daisy Cutter. 15,000lbs of conventional explosive.
     
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    Yep it was, even the tallboy, the smaller version of the grandslam was supersonic.
     
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    Stats on GS from WP:
    Weight 9.98 t (22,000 lb)
    Length 7.70 m (26 ft 6 in)

    C130 has Length: 97 ft 9in no mention of cabin size tho. Probably could fit one or two in I suppose.
    Compare to ALCM which is 20 ft. 8 in. (6.3 m)
    so maybe could rack a few GS in or under the B52 or B2!
    The bomb was also built in the US where it was designated as "Bomb, GP, 22,000-lb, M110 (T-14)". The US developed a larger bomb using the same principles as the Grand Slam, the T-12 Cloudmaker, which weighed 20,000 kg (44,000 lb) , but it was not employed operationally.

    The MOAB is an Air Force Research Laboratory technology project that began in fiscal year 2002, as a descendant of the BLU-82 "Daisy cutter".
    Weight 21,000 lb (9.5 tonnes)
    Length 30 ft (9.17 m)
    Diameter 40.5 in (102.9 cm)
    The BLU-82B/C-130 weapon system, nicknamed "Commando Vault" in Vietnam and "daisy cutter" in Afghanistan, is a 15,000 pound (6800kg) conventional bomb, delivered from an MC-130 transport aircraft.
     
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    Great video Sunny :)
     
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