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  1. An airburst.


Air burst: An air burst is the detonation of an explosive device such as an anti-personnel artillery shell or a nuclear weapon in the air instead of on contact with the ground or target or a delayed armor piercing explosion. The principal military advantage of an air burst over a ground burst is that the energy from the explosion is distributed more evenly over a wider area; however, the peak energy is lower at ground zero.

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Google preview“Purple Heart Valley”: A Combat Chronicle Of The War In Italy (2015)

by Margaret Bourke-White

An air burst is an antipersonnel shell, set to explode not on impact but a certain distance above the ground, possibly twenty or fifty feet, to wound or kill whatever men may be below. In ravines like those we were in, it has a second objective.

Google previewCBRN Protection (2013)

Managing the Threat of Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Weapons by Andre Richardt, Birgit Hülseweh, Bernd Niemeyer, Frank Sabath

An air burst is a nuclear weapon explosion in the air at an altitude below 30 km but at sufficient height that the fireball does not contact the surface of the earth. Because blast and thermal effects on the surface can be maximized with an air ...

Google previewRadiation Threats and Your Safety (2009)

A Guide to Preparation and Response for Professionals and Community by Armin Ansari

Ground, Air, or Shallow Underwater Bursts An air burst means that the nuclear weapon is detonated in air (e.g., dropped from ...

Google previewCounter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, Second Edition (2006)

by Robert A. Burke

An air burst is a nuclear explosion that takes place below 30 km in altitude, but the fireball does not touch the ground. This type of blast can cause considerable damage over a very large area and injury from the blast pressure. Injuries from an ...

Google previewCounter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, Third Edition (2017)

by Robert A. Burke

These blasts include: • Air bursts • Surface bursts • Subsurface bursts • High- altitude bursts An air burst is a nuclear explosion that takes place below 30 km in altitude, but the fireball does not touch the ground. This type of blast can cause ...

Google previewParamedic Practice Today (2011)

Above and Beyond by Barbara Aehlert

An air burst is an explosion from the weapon being detonated in air at ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Homeland Security and Defense (2006)

by Margaret R. O'Leary

airburst (air burst) A nuclear weapon explosion above the surface of the earth, as distinguished from an explosion on contact with the surface or after penetration. Because the fireball does not reach the ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

atomic air burst — See airburst. atomic underground burst — See nuclear underground ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

air burst n [Military] anuclear explosion that is detonated sufficiently far above the ground to ensure that none ofthe ensuing fireball actually touches the ground andthat none of the ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

atomic air burst—See airburst. atomic defense—See nuclear defense. atomic demolition munition-(DOD) A nuclear ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation (2004)

by Stephen Bull

A 25 megaton air burst would cause over three million casualties, wiping almost all of Detroit from the map and filling every hospital bed in America, if the injured could be transported to them. Though air-dropped bombs were the first nuclear ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations and Symbols (2003)

by Fioretta. Benedetto Mattia

AB Air Burst. Ordnance; Petroleum Engineering.

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

by Ian McNeil

It could be set for an air burst, with the explosive head landing in the middle of the shrapnel impact ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of English and American Poetry (1873)

From Caedmon and King Alfred's Boethius to Browning and Tennyson by Samuel Orchart Beeton, William Michael Rossetti

upper air burst into life ! "Aid a hundred fire-flags sheen ; To and fro they were hurried about ! • -And to and fro, and in and out, The wan stars danced between. And the coming wind did roar more loud, And the sails did sigh like sedge ; And the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements: T to Z (2003)

by Edmund Jan Osmańczyk, Anthony Mango

See African Intellectual Property Organization Air burst, ground burst, 5 1 .

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