The world’s most powerful vacuum bomb has been tested by the russians.The bomb unleashes a destructive shockwave with the power of a nuclear blast.
The bomb is the latest in a series of new Russian weapons and policy moves as President Vladimir Putin tries to reassert Moscow’s role on the international stage.The defence ministry stresses this military invention does not contradict a single international treaty. Russia is not unleashing a new arms race
Such devices generally detonate in two stages. First a small blast disperses a main load of explosive material into a cloud, which then either spontaneously ignites in air or is set off by a second charge.
This explosion generates a pressure wave that reaches much further than that from a conventional explosive. The consumption of gases in the blast also generates a partial vacuum that can compound damage and injuries caused by the explosion itself.
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