Sakharov's project: Russia wants to "revive" the idea of ​​the most humane weapon

In Russia, they again started talking about creating a promising weapon, which has no analogues in the world. However, as you know: "everything new is well forgotten old." And some signs indicate that domestic experts have decided to "revive" the idea of ​​the Russian academician Sakharov, proposed in the early 70s.

We are talking about an "electronic bomb" that could disable enemy equipment without any damage or consequences for the environment. Given the high dependence of the modern army on radar, such a weapon is in great demand.

The essence of the concept of Academician Sakharov is as follows: a magnetic field is created on a copper coil under the action of an electric current. Then a magnetic rod is quickly introduced into it, multiplying the tension of the latter. As a result, we get an electromagnetic pulse, similar to that which is formed during a high-altitude nuclear explosion, but without any consequences for the environment.

The idea is good, but in the USSR, the "electronic bomb" never went into production. The engineers failed to create a sufficiently powerful impulse on the element base available at that time.

However, times have changed. In order to "burn" sensitive modern electronics, ultra-high powers are no longer required. Therefore, Sakharov's development would be quite suitable for such missions.

At the same time available today Technology allow you to create a compact ammunition that could be used even by regimental artillery.

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  1. Sergey-54 Offline Sergey-54
    Sergey-54 (Sergei) 30 July 2020 13: 23
    In my opinion, such ammunition has already been tested.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 30 July 2020 19: 06
      By 1999, the United States had used electromagnetic bombs in Yugoslavia .... Quote:

      Yesterday the Americans dropped an electromagnetic bomb on the Iraqi Information Ministry. After the explosion, all systems of the country's main information mouthpiece stopped working. But after 10 hours, Iraqi engineers were able to restore the equipment. When a bomb with a graphite filling and other things explodes, a powerful electromagnetic pulse is created, destroying the effects on electronic devices and circuits.

      - it was written in 2003 ... What is the article about ???
      1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 30 July 2020 20: 28
        Don't confuse a fork with a bottle! Then containers with graphite filaments were dropped! By closing the wires of high-voltage electric lines, that is, creating a short circuit, causing voltage surges, transformers of electric power lines, various electrical equipment were disabled ... The same thing happens sometimes in Russian cities when short circuits occur in transformer substations and after that, household appliances burn out in the houses!
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 July 2020 09: 55
          after that, household appliances burn out in houses ...

          - have you heard anything about short circuit fuses, starting from the simplest "traffic jams"? Repetition of the quote for you personally:

          When a bomb with a graphite filling and other things explodes, a powerful electromagnetic pulse is created, which destructive action on electronic devices and circuits.

          There are also short circuits that affect air power grids, but here it is indicated the electromagnetic IMPULSE created ...
          1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 31 July 2020 13: 18
            Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
            here it is indicated the generated electromagnetic PULSE ...

            On the fences, too, a lot is written ... there was a time - I checked! It turned out - they are lying! Many journalistic "murzilki" are the same as the inscriptions on the fences!
            1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 3 August 2020 20: 57
              Apparently, Murzilka is your favorite magazine, since such "knowledge" in electrical and electronics ...
              1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
                Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 5 August 2020 16: 26
                Confusing a "fork with a bottle" again! And an article - "Murzilka" with the magazine "Murzilka"! Well, how much can you? bully Do you have any knowledge of what kind of cheat sheet? Or everything ... "on fences, but on fences ..."? laughing
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 30 July 2020 13: 58
    Welcome to stone age? There was this. The applicants do not have defense as such, the defenders have no defense.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 July 2020 14: 20
    IMHO, something like that has already happened, tested, on military equipment protection, announced, worth it.
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 30 July 2020 17: 28
    The good-natured academician had many interesting projects, maybe it is worth looking more closely in the archives? They say he suggested making the straits. smile
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 30 July 2020 19: 11
      Quote: 123
      They say he offered to make the straits

      Do not do, but create - in a matter of microseconds. lol
    2. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 31 July 2020 21: 44
      A well-known pacifist. "Poseidon" was also made according to his idea.
  5. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 9 August 2020 19: 09
    Well ... uh ... Actually, in the 60s of the last century, an experiment was carried out in the USSR according to the Sakharov principle: a former field mine was lined with explosives, then a copper outline was placed there like a coil. A huge rod was installed on top, again connected to the explosives. At one point, several power plants were connected to the coil, while simultaneously undermining the rod to enter it into the coil, and detonated the explosives in the winding of the mine. The results of the experiment are still classified, but the information carried out says that in addition to the monstrous interference with electronics, the metal rod turned into a clot of plasma, which was carried away into space. Thus, in addition to EMP, some of the capabilities of anti-satellite and anti-meteorite weapons were also demonstrated ...