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Rise of the Superbombs (2018)

An examination of the conventional bombs and missiles that are reshaping modern warfare. Also discussed are the counters to these weapons.

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Christopher Cassel
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Kevin R. Grazier ... Himself
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RISE OF THE SUPERBOMBS takes viewers inside the new world of futuristic conventional weaponry - as the world's most powerful militaries devise new ways to fuse targeted precision with unprecedented punch. The latest generation of non-nuclear weapons capabilities is now more powerful than ever - and getting stronger all the time. But it stems from an impressive legacy of previous offensive and defensive technologies - developed both in the U.S. and abroad - that have paved the way toward a future arsenal equipped with an unprecedented level of speed, strength, stealth, range and pinpoint precision. The SCALE of these weapons is staggering. The SCIENCE is right out of Sci-Fi. And the STAKES - particularly in the realm of our missile defenses - have never been higher. This special takes viewers on an explosive, escalating journey through the modern development of the U.S. and worldwide arsenals - the critical technological turning points of the post-WWII age, the most impressive weapons ...

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USA

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English

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6 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Castle Pictures, Lucky 8 See more »
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Interesting and edifying
14 October 2018 | by grantssSee all my reviews

In April 2017 the US used the largest bomb ever dropped in wartime to neutralise a Taliban position in Afghanistan. This was the GBU-43 MOAB "Mother Of All Bombs". This documentary examines this bomb and others like it which are reshaping modern warfare. When there's a threat, there's got to be a defence mechanism, and the documentary also looks at the ways in which large bombs and missiles are able to be countered.

Quite interesting and edifying. And quite scary too. The threat of nuclear war has been with us for over 60 years but the weapons shown are non-nuclear and available to a wider array of nations and organisations.

The science of it all makes for very engaging viewing.

Not perfect though. The small scale demonstrations seemed like amateur rednecks playing around with highly complex weaponry. Was reasonably useful though.

The dialogue and interviews can also be quite jingoistic at times. Felt like marketers spruiking the US war machine.

Overall, well worth watching.


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