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    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.

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    What is your faint idea?

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    "Is there any way we can build an anti nuclear bomb"

    No.

    Bob

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    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

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    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.
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    Guys, this thread started 2.5 years ago... And Brain never came back.

    Fred
    Hey, you! "It's" with an apostrophe means "it is" or "it has." "Its" without an apostrophe means "belongs to it."

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    Oh man I hate that!

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

    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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    Last edited by Chip; 2007-Sep-05 at 02:37 AM. Reason: Repaired a link that was out of date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain View Post
    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..

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    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...

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