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(Gizmodo)   This is what the sky would look like seconds before nuclear holocaust   (sploid.gizmodo.com ) divider line
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2013-12-27 11:54:42 AM  
Merv? Is that you?
 
2013-12-27 12:51:12 PM  
There was no earth shattering kaboom.
 
2013-12-27 12:57:13 PM  

i1-linux.softpedia-static.com

 
2013-12-27 01:00:39 PM  
View from the incoming:

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-27 01:05:38 PM  
i.imgur.com

That was a cool video, though, and shows off the speed/heat at which these things come in. Thinking back to the meteor strike earlier this year, the takeaway is that if you're not expecting to see something like that, it's either a meteorite or a re-entry vehicle, and either way, you should probably take cover somewhere not behind a pane of glass while waiting for the kaboom.

/no boom today, boom tomorrow.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-27 01:06:30 PM  
Didn't they film the receiving end of a live ICBM shot c. 1960?  The test ban treaty put an end to end to end systems testing.
 
2013-12-27 01:17:23 PM  
And this is what I would look like as soon as I saw the flash:

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-27 01:29:43 PM  
img2u.info

That was weaksauce without a big finish.
 
2013-12-27 01:46:23 PM  
Didn't they film the receiving end of a live ICBM shot c. 1960?  The test ban treaty put an end to end to end systems testing.


Yup, they did a full end test of a live, armed Polaris missile. Launched it from a sub, it flew to a test target and detonated it's hydrogen bomb warhead (may have been an early MRV and popped three at the same time). Way cool.
 
2013-12-27 01:50:33 PM  
Big deal, I've got an empty refrigerator to climb into.
 
2013-12-27 01:59:56 PM  
The Vulcans saw that and wept.
 
2013-12-27 02:01:40 PM  
It's going all the way to Tiafarkinjuana.

i1207.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-27 02:11:41 PM  

ZAZ: end to end to end


+10 points for putting that in a sentence and having it make sense.
 
2013-12-27 02:13:55 PM  
If that's a nuclear holocaust, that isn't very impressive.
 
2013-12-27 02:14:50 PM  
Minuteman IIIs aren't MIRV'd anymore. Dumbass.
 
2013-12-27 02:21:43 PM  
But that would never happen because Jesus would protect us with his umbrella of love.

/God bless Ted Cruz and the 21st amendment.
 
2013-12-27 02:42:39 PM  
img.timeinc.net

What a Merv might look like.
 
2013-12-27 02:47:05 PM  

Barfmaker: There was no earth shattering kaboom.


Thanks to these guys:

i171.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-27 03:21:29 PM  
 
2013-12-27 03:49:39 PM  
One went potato or became a conscientious objector

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-27 04:04:00 PM  
I would immediately dive into a lead lined refrigerator.
 
2013-12-27 04:53:00 PM  
www.wearysloth.com

Heeere's MIRV!
 
2013-12-27 05:38:03 PM  

Giltric: One went potato or became a conscientious objector

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Could just be the "bus" carrier spazzing out after releasing the MIRVs, I dunno.
 
IP
2013-12-27 05:48:13 PM  
Frankly that shiat's pretty chilling.


/srsly
 
2013-12-27 07:56:46 PM  
Its beautiful(then face melts)
 
2013-12-27 08:15:22 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Giltric: One went potato or became a conscientious objector

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 700x874]

Could just be the "bus" carrier spazzing out after releasing the MIRVs, I dunno.


Hmm didn't think of that.


Maybe a chase plane too.
 
2013-12-27 08:46:06 PM  
Those are really bright.

I wonder if they make the test weapons out of something that gives off a nice white glow when heated, to make them more visible for tracking?

In a real attack, I think they would be as dark as possible to avoid interception.
 
2013-12-27 09:36:28 PM  

studebaker hoch: Those are really bright.

I wonder if they make the test weapons out of something that gives off a nice white glow when heated, to make them more visible for tracking?

In a real attack, I think they would be as dark as possible to avoid interception.

How slow do you think these things are incomming? Who the fark cares if they're visible to the naked eye. You can't intercept things incomming with Mach*more times anything else.
You shoot them down by calculating their trajectory, and firing at the spot where they'll be once the ground to air missile gets there, ie. the Patriot system used during the Iraq war to shoot at Scud missiles.
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One thing from the article:

"Of course, these warheads didn't have their nuclear load-since nuclear tests are banned, that would have meant World War III. "

Yeah right, if Russia violated the nuclear test ban by nuking themselves in Siberia, that would totally be World War III. A stern letter from the UN would not do, nothing else than total nuclear annihilation and the end of human kind. That's how serious it would be.

Actually we're up to WW7 or so now, because we started a few on account of Best Korea.
 
2013-12-27 09:38:29 PM  
I btw. wonder if Russia is testing those missiles they claim to have, that can change trajectory as they're incomming.

Those would be hard to shoot down I imagine.
 
2013-12-27 09:56:08 PM  

spawn73: I btw. wonder if Russia is testing those missiles they claim to have, that can change trajectory as they're incomming.

Those would be hard to shoot down I imagine.


I understand that this is a popular concept but I have never thought the math added up. At those velocities it would take an insane amount of energy to dramatically change course. The warhead is most likely significantly more massive and thus much less maneuverable than a kinetic kill vehicle. I don't know why they would be that much more difficult to kill.
 
2013-12-27 09:58:08 PM  

studebaker hoch: Those are really bright.

I wonder if they make the test weapons out of something that gives off a nice white glow when heated, to make them more visible for tracking?

In a real attack, I think they would be as dark as possible to avoid interception.


Re-entry
 
2013-12-27 10:24:42 PM  

b2theory: spawn73: I btw. wonder if Russia is testing those missiles they claim to have, that can change trajectory as they're incomming.

Those would be hard to shoot down I imagine.

I understand that this is a popular concept but I have never thought the math added up. At those velocities it would take an insane amount of energy to dramatically change course. The warhead is most likely significantly more massive and thus much less maneuverable than a kinetic kill vehicle. I don't know why they would be that much more difficult to kill.


At what point is the ground to air missile launched to hit the incomming warhead? I'm thinking quite early considering the incomming speed, so even a slight change in course by the warhead at that point, would put it at a dramatically different position at the calculated intercept point.

But of course, I gather it is true the Russians have never demonstrated the capability, though I wonder if that is something you'd show (even though they talk about it).
 
2013-12-27 10:33:14 PM  

twistedmetal: [i1-linux.softpedia-static.com image 640x480]


I'll see you Missle Command and raise you Scorched Earth

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-27 11:52:17 PM  
I thought the same thing as everyone here making that Looney Tunes reference.
 
2013-12-27 11:53:41 PM  

FarkingReading: And this is what I would look like as soon as I saw the flash:

[img.fark.net image 410x254]


Or, depending on where you are in relation to the blast

www.stanwinstonschool.com
 
2013-12-28 10:44:00 AM  

studebaker hoch: n a real attack, I think they would be as dark as possible to avoid interception.


It is the air that is glowing from the speed.
 
2013-12-28 11:43:22 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: FarkingReading: And this is what I would look like as soon as I saw the flash:

[img.fark.net image 410x254]

Or, depending on where you are in relation to the blast

[www.stanwinstonschool.com image 575x323]


Well, if I have my druthers, I'll select this.  It will all be over in a micro-second.

CSB, young zimbomba63 was in the Army and stationed at Ft Bliss TX, 1970-1972.  As part of the usual training routine, for some unknown reason, the Battalion Commander was speaking to my battery about what we were going to do in case of an all out nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.  The BC is reading from an obviously canned script, which stated we were going to do this and that, and further, blah, blah and blah.  What it basically said, was that we would take shelter in the basement areas of our 3 story cinder block type barracks.  When finished, he asked if there were any questions.  A dubious, Spec4 zimbomba63, had some questions:

Spec4 zimbomba63:  "Sir, mostly likely, the base will take a direct hit? Probably an airburst?"
BC:  "Yes, I would think so."
Spec4 zimbomba63:  "Sir, If we survive the initial blast, we'll be in the basement and the barracks will be pancaked on top of us."
BC:  "That's likely."
Spec4 zimbomba63:  "Well then, sir, who's going to come and dig us out?"
BC:  (after a bit of a pause) "Well, there will be rescue parties formed."
Spec4 zimbomba63:  "With heavy equipment, sir?"
BC:  (another pause)  "Yes, I'm sure they'll bring heavy equipment."
Spec4 zimbomba63: (believing my point had been made and not wanting to push it too far) "Thank you .sir"
 
2013-12-28 03:11:27 PM  
better to let them think its coming

img.fark.net


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZRw7DfX1WI
 
2013-12-28 06:29:31 PM  
Still not as chilling as the stills of the instant of a nuclear blast

/child of the 70's/80's.
 
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