Bomb FAQs:


Q: Is a bomb an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy?

A: Yes.

Q: Were bombs used by the Austrians in the 1849 siege of Venice?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bomb one of the best-known types of thermobaric weapons?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bomb an aerial bomb which contains dense?

A: Yes, and inert material instead of explosive.

Q: Are bombs designed to set targets ablaze?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bomb often carried by the attacker on his or her body?

A: Yes, or in a vehicle driven to the target.

Q: Were bombs used in China in 1221?

A: Yes, and by a Jin dynasty army against a Song Dynasty city.

Q: Is a bomb not usually applied to explosive devices used for civilian purposes such as construction or mining, although the people using the devices may sometimes refer to them as a "bomb"?

A: Yes, The military use of the term "bomb", or more specifically aerial bomb action, typically refers to airdropped, unpowered explosive weapons most commonly used by air forces and naval aviation.

Q: Is a bomb referred to as its blast seat?

A: Yes, and seat of explosion, blast hole or epicenter.

Q: Are bombs based on the theory of nuclear fission?

A: Yes, that when a large atom splits, it releases a massive amount of energy.

Q: Are bombs also precision-guided munitions?

A: Yes, and may be guided after they leave an aircraft by remote control, or by autonomous guidance.

Q: Is a bomb a type of explosive that utilizes oxygen from the surrounding air to generate an intense?

A: Yes, and high-temperature explosion, and in practice the blast wave typically produced by such a weapon is of a significantly longer duration than that produced by a conventional condensed explosive.

Q: Is a bomb one whose inner energetic material has been removed or otherwise rendered harmless?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bomb one that employs a process called "detonation" to rapidly go from an initially high energy molecule to a very low energy molecule?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bombs typically measured in kilotons or megatons of TNT?

A: Yes, The most powerful bombs ever used in combat were the two atomic bombs dropped by the United States to attack Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the most powerful ever tested was the Tsar Bomba.

Q: Were bombs filled with iron pellets and pieces of broken porcelain?

A: Yes.

Q: Are bombs equipped with a parachute?

A: Yes, such as the World War II "parafrag" fragmentation bomb), the Vietnam war-era daisy cutters, and the bomblets of some modern cluster bombs).