The B-2 bomber carries sixteen 2'000 lb. JDAM bombs. If all goes 100% as planned (the bomb does not fall outside of its specified margin of error of 13 meters, and the GPS guidance system is not foiled by a $50 radio jammer kit, easily purchased), then here is what one such bomb does:
everyone within a 120 meter radius is killed;
to be safe from serious shrapnel damage, a
person must be at least 365 meters away;
to be really safe from all effects of
fragmentation, a person must be 1000 meters away, according to Admiral Stufflebeem.
The B-2s will be used upon targets within Baghdad.
-Prof Marc W. Herold, IBC Project Consultant
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