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    An EMP bomb is not a explosive device, but causes electronical damage (I'd like to point out that almost 80% of our modern objects run on electricity). Thus causing disorientation and disropting communication: phones, internet ...
    And also disropts military devices , making them useless or dangerous : planes, submarines, boats, missiles, ...

    So (in my opinion) an EMP bomb can be more destructive than a nuclear bomb ^^


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    Ok -so what?
    In my opinion getting run over by a semi truck is more destructive than a Honda civic


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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhar
    So (in my opinion) an EMP bomb can be more destructive than a nuclear bomb ^^
    Yes, it can destroy civilization as we know it. It would take decades to rebuild.

    If you fear it, I suggest buying an older car, keep it garaged and maintained for that time. Newer computerized cars would likely never run again.
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    For me, the question is: would an EMP bomb trigger MADD? And, what would its environmental impact be? It's still a nuclear weapon, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax
    For me, the question is: would an EMP bomb trigger MADD? And, what would its environmental impact be? It's still a nuclear weapon, isn't it?
    Yes, any significantly-sized EMP bomb is going to be a nuke. Xrays and UV from the bomb knock electrons off of atoms in the air, which then spiral in the earth's magnetic field and produce a large electromagnetic pulse. But EMPs are pretty much a non-issue for the military, since virtually all important military electronics are hardened against them. The only thing that will be fried will be our cheap, unprotected consumer electronics.
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    Well, but how are military electronics exactly protected against an EMP threat? -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorium
    Well, but how are military electronics exactly protected against an EMP threat? -
    A combination of shielding with metal coatings and enclosures and using optical cable which are immune to EMP.

    Due to Faraday cage effects of steel body my guess is even modern cars would survive a lot better than we they might otherwise assume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Quote Originally Posted by Thorium
    Well, but how are military electronics exactly protected against an EMP threat? -
    A combination of shielding with metal coatings and enclosures and using optical cable which are immune to EMP.

    Due to Faraday cage effects of steel body my guess is even modern cars would survive a lot better than we they might otherwise assume.
    How about a some sorta hightech conducter, like a photon conducter or a gas conducter, ioncanon inducter or a combination of that like a gas/foam conductor all over the ground (It can be made cheap, it's got potential). A conducter bomb.
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    An EMpulse is usually generated by a nuclear explosion. This source of hi energy EMR passes its energy to conduction and semiconduction electrons and liberetes them shutting down electric equipment and rendering unuseable battery powered end electronic equipment (Of course at closer ranges it will also liberate valence electrons and vapourise the target).
    New methods are being investigated by the US military using large batteries to generate a pulse, akin to a taser generating 50kV from a 9V battery. These are intended for short range battlefield operations.
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    From what I remember about EMP, every electronic device emitts one. The only thing about that is, they only emitt smaller ones. I suppose it could be possible to create a device, with a HUGE amount of power, that could create an EMP strong enough to do damage, but I think that technology is probly 5 to 10 years away. In the mean time, it is possible to activate a nuclear bomb in the air. This would create a strong enough emp to do damage, at least to civilian technology, and would have less fallout normally associated with atomic bombs. This is known as HEMP, or High-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse. I think.
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    I think that you are over egging the whole EMC Bomb thing here. these things are very complex and are only good for small areas - EMC bombs are not in the same class as WMD.
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    Well, there are two main "types" of EMP bomb. First there is any old atomic bomb, exploded for its EMP effect. Secondly there are - yes - complex dedicated EMP bombs which you can detonate close above a populated area, like Baghdad.
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    Maybe it's the Nihilist in me, but I'd rather be hit with a Neutron Bomb. It'll leave virtually everything standing, except us, hahahaha.
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    hey,you should know emp won't keep for over 1 second, however there must be some shield computerized factory shield ,and we can rebuild computers quickly.AND WE
    CAN SHIELD THE EMP OF A NUCLEAR BOMB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax View Post
    For me, the question is: would an EMP bomb trigger MADD? And, what would its environmental impact be? It's still a nuclear weapon, isn't it?
    Maybe it can couse some migrants can't find their ways, it can interfere magntic field. but it will not pollute the environment. But how to triggrt the emp, the usual way is to use Nuclear Bomb, that will damge the environment seriously!
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    Sometimes it is better not knowing than having an answer that may be wrong.
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