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an explosion in the atmosphere

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Suddenly there was a loud series of cracks, louder and much closer than the grenades: airburst mortar bombs.
The shock wave produced by the airburst could have slammed into the ground at 180 kilometers per hour, a gust with the wind speed of a category-3 hurricane, the team reports in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Impact Engineering.
House roofs were stripped of tiles by airbursts should be seen in the context of cities reduced entirely to rubble or buildings burned to shells,' says Prof Pepper, of Liverpool School of Architecture.
He sleeps with his head under this, not to keep out the rain, but to protect his head and chest from airbursts.
62 mm rounds fired by AK-47 assault rifles and indirect protection from 155 mm airbursts, according to John H.
It actually airbursts in front of the target, creating a very disorienting and intimidating effect," he said.
Thirty miles from the targets, they began seeing the airbursts of radar-controlled antiaircraft artillery (AAA).
We tested at ranges our to 500 meters, and the OICW consistently delivered airbursts within a very tight pattern.