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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPee View Post
    I've always wondered how they construct these bunker busters, on the one hand their casing is tough enough to pierce through the concrete by means of kinetic energy alone, yet it bursts open from the inside out due to the detonation of the explosive charge. Either there's something very fancy about the material of the casing, or the explosion is very inefficient because it loses a lot of energy breaking the casing.
    The original bunker busters like the GBU28 actually used old M201 howitzer barrels for the bomb casings. They just stripped them down, bored them out and filled them with tritenol. Put a laser guidance kit cone on the front and a tail assembly and fuze and PICKLE!

    simple solution using existing materiel
    Last edited by Baxter; 18Oct14 at 03:56.

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