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#1 ....The thought just occurred to me - of ALL the people in the world who would have a valid military reason to come up with a practical (as opposed to improvised) EMP device, it would be the Israelis. Think about it for a second - they face tightly controlled, centralized dictatorships. If those dictatorships lost their electronics - which aren't hardened to anything like our standards - all they command is what's within the sound of their voices...
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2012-09-09 11:52||
#2 Unfortunately, EMP bombs area of affect do not respect national borders. They'd better be very, very careful where they set such a thing off or the neighbors would be REALLY upset.
And I think some of Iran's neighbors have the ability to do something about it.
#3 Do EMP bombs come in sizes with differing "blast radii"?
How big an area are we talking about if the centered one on Tehran for examle?
Posted by AlanC 2012-09-09 12:39||
#4 Yes, effect varys with boom size, altitude and distance. Most efficient use looks to be by a one bomb nation against a no-bomb nation. Use against a real nuke power gets you glassed, since real nuke powers tend to keep all their goodies in farraday cages.
Posted by Shipman 2012-09-09 13:00||
#5 yes, depends on yield and altitude
Posted by Frank G 2012-09-09 13:00||
#6 I recommend 120-300 meters initially, then dropping back to cratering depth for the finale.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-09 13:04||
#7 The emp pulse would have an interesting surge in velocity effect on 50,000+ hi-speed centrifuges.
Posted by Water Modem 2012-09-09 13:21||