In Sweden, the aircraft bombed the forest to extinguish large-scale fires
According to plan, the bomb instantly burns up all the oxygen in the fire, so the flame goes out
In Sweden trying to deal with massive forest fires in a very unusual way – by dropping bombs on the fire. On this agneborn activities reported on the website of the armed forces, and posted the relevant videos, reports LIGA.net.
Forest fires in Central Sweden can’t put out for almost two weeks. Burning and one of the areas where the military are normally held shooting. There can be shells, making it difficult for chrezvychainyh safe access to the fire on the ground. Other options for extinguishing as of now have been unsuccessful.
So on Wednesday, the 26th of July, the Swedish Armed forces sent two fighter Saab JAS 39 Gripen, so they dropped the bomb – the pressure from the explosion should help to contain the flames. According to plan – the explosion instantly burns the oxygen in the fire and the flame is extinguished.
Bomb GBU-49 was dropped from a height of 3 km and clocked up a speed of 550 km/h when he reached his goal. According to initial reports, the detonation could extinguish a fire 100 meters around the hearth.
In Sweden today, more than 40 raging forest fires.