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FreddyHeadey Review: 20 tons of TNT Flanders & Swann (2) RE: Review: 20 tons of TNT Flanders & Swann 03 Mar 19

I don't have the brain to do the maths today but here are some figures to play with
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10,000 megatons equivalent TNT
4.7 bn population
=2.1 tons per person (~41 cubic feet) 

What could 1 Trident submarine do?
1 submarine carries:
– Up to 8 missiles
– Up to 40 warheads ...
Total explosive power of 40 warheads is equal 
– 4,000,000 tonnes of TNT
– about 300 Hiroshima bombs
– more than all bombs dropped in World War II

2018 number of warheads estimated ... Total: 14,200 


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