P5_4 Bunker Busters: A Gift from Space

Hasan Shaikh, Rusi Agrawal, Amrik Ruprai, Jagraj Singh


The effectiveness of a 10 m Tungsten rod, dropped from LEO, is evaluated as a practical bunker buster and was found to impact at the surface at Mach 23, producing a non-explosive yield 417 times that of the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), while having a similar penetration through soil and a maximum depth of 22 m through solid steel.

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