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A blockbuster bomb or cookie was any of several of the largest conventional bombs used in World War II by the Royal Air Force (RAF). [1]

56 relations: Aerodynamics, Amatol, Augsburg, Avro Lancaster, BBC News, Berlin, Blast wave, Block Buster!, BLU-82, Bomb, Bomb bay, Bugs Bunny, Christmas, Composition B, De Havilland Mosquito, Detonation, Dortmund, Falling Hare, Fat Man, Firebombing, Firestorm, Frankfurt, G for George, GBU-43/B MOAB, General-purpose bomb, Germany, Goethe University Frankfurt, Grand Slam (bomb), Gremlin, Incendiary device, Koblenz, Malta, Minol, Naval mine, No. 15 Squadron RAF, Order of the British Empire, Parachute, Pumpkin bomb, RDX, Rhine, Roof tiles, Royal Air Force, Shock wave, Short ton, Siren (alarm), Tallboy (bomb), Ten Seconds to Hell, The Advertiser (Adelaide), The Blitz, The Canterville Ghost (1944 film), ..., The Sweet, TNT, Torpex, Vicenza, Vickers Wellington, World War II. Expand index (6 more) »


Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is the study of the motion of air, particularly its interaction with a solid object, such as an airplane wing.

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Amatol is a highly explosive material made from a mixture of TNT and ammonium nitrate.

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Augsburg (Augschburg) is a city in Swabia, Bavaria, Germany.

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Avro Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.

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Blast wave

In fluid dynamics, a blast wave is the increased pressure and flow resulting from the deposition of a large amount of energy in a small, very localised volume.

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Block Buster!

"Block Buster!" (also sometimes listed as "Blockbuster!") is a 1973 single by Sweet.

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The BLU-82B/C-130 weapon system, known under program "Commando Vault" and nicknamed "Daisy Cutter" in Vietnam for its ability to flatten a section of forest into a helicopter landing zone, is an American conventional bomb, delivered from either a C-130 or an MC-130 transport aircraft.

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A bomb is an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy.

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Bomb bay

The bomb bay or weapons bay on some military aircraft is a compartment to carry bombs, usually in the aircraft's fuselage, with "bomb bay doors" which open at the bottom.

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Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny is an animated cartoon character, created in the late 1930s by Leon Schlesinger Productions (later Warner Bros. Cartoons) and voiced originally by Mel Blanc.

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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Composition B

Composition B, colloquially "Comp B", is an explosive consisting of castable mixtures of RDX and TNT.

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De Havilland Mosquito

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito is a British twin-engine shoulder-winged multi-role combat aircraft.

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Detonation is a type of combustion involving a supersonic exothermic front accelerating through a medium that eventually drives a shock front propagating directly in front of it.

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Dortmund (Düörpm:; Tremonia) is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Falling Hare

Falling Hare is a 1943 Warner Bros. cartoon directed by Robert Clampett, and starring Bugs Bunny in the Merrie Melodies series.

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Fat Man

"Fat Man" was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945.

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Firebombing is a bombing technique designed to damage a target, generally an urban area, through the use of fire, caused by incendiary devices, rather than from the blast effect of large bombs.

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A firestorm is a conflagration which attains such intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system.

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Frankfurt, officially the City of Frankfurt am Main ("Frankfurt on the Main"), is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany.

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G for George

G for George is an Avro Lancaster Mk.

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The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB, commonly known as "Mother of All Bombs") is a large-yield bomb, developed for the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr.

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General-purpose bomb

A general-purpose bomb is an air-dropped bomb intended as a compromise between blast damage, penetration, and fragmentation in explosive effect.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Goethe University Frankfurt

Goethe University Frankfurt (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) is a university located in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Grand Slam (bomb)

The Grand Slam was a earthquake bomb used by RAF Bomber Command against strategic targets during the Second World War.

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A gremlin is a folkloric mischievous creature that causes malfunctions in aircraft or other machinery.

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Incendiary device

Incendiary weapons, incendiary devices or incendiary bombs are weapons designed to start fires or destroy sensitive equipment using fire (and sometimes used as anti-personnel weaponry), that use materials such as napalm, thermite, magnesium powder, chlorine trifluoride, or white phosphorus.

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Koblenz (Coblence), spelled Coblenz before 1926, is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine where it is joined by the Moselle.

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Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.

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The VEB Kombinat Minol, founded on 1 January 1956, was the state-owned gasoline and lubricant reseller of the German Democratic Republic.

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Naval mine

A naval mine is a self-contained explosive device placed in water to damage or destroy surface ships or submarines.

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No. 15 Squadron RAF


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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag (or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift).

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Pumpkin bomb

Pumpkin bombs were conventional aerial bombs developed by the Manhattan Project and used by the United States Army Air Forces against Japan during World War II.

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RDX is the organic compound with the formula (O2NNCH2)3.

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--> The Rhine (Rhenus, Rein, Rhein, le Rhin,, Italiano: Reno, Rijn) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.

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Roof tiles

Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out rain, and are traditionally made from locally available materials such as terracotta or slate.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Shock wave

In physics, a shock wave (also spelled shockwave), or shock, is a type of propagating disturbance.

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Short ton

The short ton is a unit of weight equal to.

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Siren (alarm)

A siren is a loud noise-making device.

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Tallboy (bomb)

Tallboy, or Bomb, Medium Capacity, 12,000 lb, was an earthquake bomb developed by the British aeronautical engineer Barnes Wallis and used by the RAF during the Second World War.

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Ten Seconds to Hell

Ten Seconds To Hell (released in the UK as The Phoenix) is a 1959 British and West German film directed by Robert Aldrich and based upon Lawrence P. Bachmann's novel, The Phoenix.

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The Advertiser (Adelaide)

The Advertiser is a conservative, daily tabloid-format newspaper published in the city of Adelaide, South Australia.

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The Blitz

The Blitz was a German bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War.

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The Canterville Ghost (1944 film)

The Canterville Ghost is a 1944 fantasy/comedy film directed by Jules Dassin, loosely based on the novella of the same title by Oscar Wilde.

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The Sweet

The Sweet (also known as Sweet) is a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s.

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Trinitrotoluene (TNT), or more specifically 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, is a chemical compound with the formula C6H2(NO2)3CH3.

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Torpex is a secondary explosive, 50% more powerful than TNT by mass.

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Vicenza is a city in northeastern Italy.

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Vickers Wellington

The Vickers Wellington was a British twin-engined, long-range medium bomber.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbuster_bomb

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