The Ultimate Ground Control Weapon by Frank Mill Pond Gratke


A thermo baric weapon is a type of explosive utilizes oxygen from the surrounding air to generate an intense, high-temperature explosion, and in practice the blast wave produced by such a weapon is of a significantly longer duration than a conventional condensed explosive. The fuel-air bomb is one of the most well-known types of thermo baric weapons. Most conventional explosives consist of a fuel-oxidizer premix (gunpowder for example, contains 25% fuel and 75% oxidizer), whereas thermo baric weapons are almost 100% fuel, so thermo baric weapons are significantly more energetic than conventional condensed explosives of equal weight. Their reliance on atmospheric oxygen makes them unsuitable for use underwater, at high altitude, and in adverse weather. They do, however, cause considerably more destruction when used inside confined environments, such as foxholes, tunnels, bunkers, and caves—partly due to the sustained blast wave, and partly by consuming the available oxygen inside. Thermo baric weapons have the longest sustained blast wave and most destructive force of any known explosive, excluding Nuclear Weapons. Many different types of thermo baric weapons rounds that can be fitted to hand-held launchers

The 16-inch naval guns were heavy artillery pieces mounted on the deck of battleships used during World War II and the Korean War. The US Navy Iowa-class battleships were armed with nine 16″/50 Mark 7 guns, which were mounted in three triple-gun turrets; two on foredeck, and one on aft deck. These powerful 410mm naval guns fired 2,700 lb (1,225 kg) shells to a maximum range of 24 miles.

The Japanese Nagato-class was equipped with eight 16″/45 (410mm) guns, which were fitted in four double-gun turrets; two fore and two aft. These 19-m-long gun barrels were slightly shorter than the Americans and  had a maximum range of 22 miles.

Despite their destructive power, these 16″ naval guns were rarely used against enemy warships as they were mostly employed to provide fire support to landing troops, softening up the beaches of enemy-held islands, and coastal bombardment.

An LRAP is basically an 88-inch long rocket-propelled artillery shell with GPS-guidance. With a 24-pound blast-frag warhead, the LRAP is roughly equivalent to the M795 artillery shells used in modern M119 Howitzers, but it travels much further and much more accurately. Current naval 5-inch guns have a range of roughly 13 nautical miles, the new AGS can heave an LRAP more than 59 nm. In fact, during flight testing, the munition accurately hit targets up to 100 nm, falling within a radius of less than 160 feet. Future iterations could even employ IR seeker heads—you know, to better shoot down planes and such.

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Should we give Trump this weapon? A 16 inch diameter artillery shell, rocket assisted and with fuel air explosive. You get this by combining three current weapons. It was proposed in the late 1970’s by War Game companies, to deal with so called police action type wars. Collateral damage is extreme. Range 200 miles, takes out about a square mile.