What is the approximate blast radius of a 1,000lb (pound) bomb?
Such as a tomahawk missile, or a conventional 1,000lb bomb. What is the scale of the blast? Would it destroy a house, or three, or more? How many feet/meters would be destroyed by an impact?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well lets assume were talking about a general purpose bomb (GP) (GP bomb will have much less explosive filler but more metal fragments)
A 1000 pound bomb will leave a crater about 20-30 foot (depending totally on ground type and fusing)
I would expect a 1000 pound bomb to exert around 7-8 psi past 100 foot which would total demolish a typical house and probably about 3 psi out to around 150 foot which is enough to break up light construction. Fragmentation could be lethal well past 1/2 a mile although you would not expect to see many kills that far outSource(s): http://www.globalsecurity.org/ http://www.makeitlouder.com/document_bombshockwave... Book: Effects of Nuclear Weapons
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 71 decade ago
A 1,000 lb bomb has :
Lethal blast range - 28 meters <-- this is what your looking for
Blast shrapnel range - 600 feet
Fragmentation range - 3,000 feet
Effective casualty radius - abput 200 meters ( wounded
- Amos Ben DavidLv 51 decade ago
Depending on the proportion of blast and the materials used. There are many 1k lbs bombs, but they all have different levels of -boom!-
- 4 years ago
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