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Brain
2005-Jan-24, 02:15 PM
Hi ladies and gentlemen,
My name is brain and I am new here. However I wish to raise a question to you all. Is there any way we can build an anti nuclear bomb, so that it can nullify the effect of a launched nuke before it hits its target? I have a faint idea on how to build one and I need your opinion.

Brain.

Josh
2005-Jan-25, 01:07 AM
What is your faint idea?

Bobunf
2005-Jan-25, 01:55 AM
"Is there any way we can build an anti nuclear bomb"

No.

Bob

neilzero
2007-Aug-22, 09:35 PM
An anti nuclear bomb seems unlikely, but missiles can destroy nuclear weapons before they reach their target, Both fision and fusion bombs typically fail to detinate if damaged by a near by explosions of small size. Neil

BigDon
2007-Aug-22, 11:08 PM
I think he might be referring to the "nuclear dampeners" of certain sci-fi stories like those used in the Hammer's Slammers series. Rendered incoming warheads inert.

Nowhere Man
2007-Aug-22, 11:15 PM
Guys, this thread started 2.5 years ago... And Brain never came back.

Fred

BigDon
2007-Aug-22, 11:43 PM
Oh man I hate that!

Who woke this up? Neil! There's gonna be soap in your beans tonight!

Chip
2007-Aug-23, 12:04 AM
Brian may have tested his "faint idea"...but it didn't quite work. Nevertheless, they made a theatrical film about it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ErOqYD-i3Q

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Drbuzz0
2007-Aug-23, 03:57 PM
Hi ladies and gentlemen,
My name is brain and I am new here. However I wish to raise a question to you all. Is there any way we can build an anti nuclear bomb, so that it can nullify the effect of a launched nuke before it hits its target? I have a faint idea on how to build one and I need your opinion.

Brain.

So do you mean stop the weapon before it arrives? Yes, that's possible. Difficult but possible. There have been successful mid-course and a few final-course interceptor concepts.

Or do you mean somehow stop the nuclear weapon from exploding? I'm not sure what you mean here. Possibly another nuclear weapon with a large neutron flux could be used to fry the electronics and even "fissile" the fission component of a nuclear weapon. This was the concept behind the short-lived Safeguard Program, but it does have other issues with fallout and reliability..

publiusr
2007-Aug-24, 05:18 PM
It's called "Boost phase" missile defense.


http://huntsville.about.com/od/photogallery/ig/2007-SMDC/index.htm

http://www.smdconf.org/

http://www.msic.dia.mil/

http://www.marshall.org/pdf/materials/56.pdf

http://www.marshall.org/pdf/materials/553.pdf

mugaliens
2007-Aug-29, 08:00 PM
If you hit a nuke with a bullet travelling fast enough in the right direction, you will render it inoperable.

Still radioactive when it strikes the Earth, though...