conventional bomb

conventional bomb

[kən′ven·chən·əl ′bäm]
(ordnance)
A nonatomic bomb designed primarily for explosive effect.
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sited on the surface, underground or else protected in caves and cliffs as well as major structures such as bridges and tunnels on the enemy's L of C, operational squadrons of the Tactical Air Command are being issued with the BLU-109/B, a conventional bomb nicknamed the "Mole".
Washington, Jan 29 ( ANI ): The United States is seeking a more powerful bomb after acknowledging that its largest conventional bomb is not capable of destroying Iran's most heavily fortified underground nuclear facilities.
Adjusted for payload, sortie rates, and other factors, the 100 B1Bs will be able to deliver approximately 2 percent of the conventional bomb tonnage U.
After several passes of conventional bomb deliveries, I began to feel more comfortable diving towards the ground and validating my night sight picture using my night vision goggles.
Meanwhile, experts have confirmed that ISIS militants had acquired materials to create a dirty bomb, a device which uses chemical or radiological materials combined with a conventional bomb.
Such missiles are far too expensive to use to deliver a conventional bomb, weapons experts uniformly say.
The precision-guided weapon, built by Boeing Co, could become the biggest conventional bomb the United States has ever used.
The actual physical damage caused by a dirty bomb would likely be no more than that of a conventional bomb using the same amount of explosives.
It is poetic justice that the nuclear device fitted on the F-16 aircraft resembles an American conventional bomb,'' remarked an official source.
This was no conventional bomb, but a parachute bomb, falling slowly to explode as it touched the ground, resulting in a massive blast.
Every major metropolitan area should have personal protective equipment for all first responders, They should also have the equipment and training to tell the difference between a dirty bomb and a conventional bomb.
Experts say the chemical could have been "piggy-backed" on to a conventional bomb.
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