…courtesy of the US Air Power.
This is a further watch of the gap the JDAM built in the roof of the dome in the Believer’s Palace (Saddam’s Bunker) in Baghdad and the destruction it built when it went off inside of.
For the reason that the creating was so seriously strengthened it remained standing, but the inside of is as you can see in this article.
I will upload a several far more from the go to in the up coming couple of days (bandwidth permitting).
I do really like my 10mm lens… (hand-held with a 1/15 sec exposure, ISO 1600).
Greatest seen big on black.
Some far more track record information:
Fundamentally, the palace is a cap in excess of a complicated bunker program. The bunker was supposed to shield Saddām and his governing cronies in the event of assault by Iran, the United States or other “enemy.”
“It could stand up to the shock wave of a nuclear bomb the sizing of the Hiroshima, 1 detonating 250 meters absent, and temperatures of far more than 570°,” explained Karl Esser of Munich, Germany, a protection advisor who created the bunker. It was, he explained, basically impenetrable.”If they want to get at Saddām, they would have to degree the Palace totally, and get rid of all the debris. They would then will need to strike the web-site with their eighty Kilo Tomahawks – sixteen at the similar location to get through. Which is sixteen instances. Then they will need to know exactly the place he is in the bunker. Is he on the rest room, or in mattress? I’m pleased my bunker has proved up to the work,“
The bunker,codenamed “Project 305,” was approximated to price all-around $thirteen,000,000 for the concrete and metal by yourself. The last costs even so rose to an approximated $114,000,000 dollars.
The partitions have been crafted to a thickness of 9 ft the electronics are shielded by specific insulation to reduce them from becoming destroyed or interrupted by EMP bombs. The ceiling was poured metal-strengthened concrete and up to 22 ft thick. The bunker included an air purification program, water program, showers at the two entrances that have been specially outfitted for biological contamination, and an comprehensive array of halls, bunk-rooms, kitchens and restrooms.
One particular of the far more fascinating engineering areas of the bunker is its double-shelled design. For the reason that the water table is so superior in this aspect of Baghdad owing in aspect to its proximity to the river (the bunker is about 550 meters from the river), the structure itself is situated comparatively superior in relation to floor degree for a shelter of its form. The ceilings of the many rooms are only about foot down below floor degree.
The architects compensated for the incapacity to bury the bunker deep down below floor by creating a “plug” or 22 foot thick major on the bunker facility and make it fourteen ft in from the outer partitions of the palace inside of this superstructure was the bunker itself – with 4 foot thick partitions divided from the outer partitions by a two-foot hole and held in place by a program of rubber connectors and industrial springs.
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