RE: Re Major Technologies

Billy Brown (
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 16:55:13 -0600

Brian D Williams wrote:
> Actually current thinking is that there is no need to build larger
> than 100MT. At 100MT a 10 mile diameter chunk of atmosphere blows
> off into space. Larger bombs only blow the same 10 mile chunk at a
> faster rate. Unless we're talking planet busting..

Depends on how deep the target is. I don't have my penetration figures handy, but I recall that penetrating very deep targets rapidly turns into an exercise in building gigantic bombs. Of course, there are lots of other ways to approach the problem, on both sides - I just wanted to point out that moving mountains doesn't require any exotic technology.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I