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    was to have huge shock absorbers, was to be made of metal, with a thin layer of oil or grease sprayed on it between explosions to minimize ablation.  The handling of hundreds of atom bombs of graduated sizes was to be done with designs adapted from coke machines.  Each bomb was to be jacketed with plastic which when vaporized provided driving mass to push against the plate.  

    If I remember my McPhee correctly.

    Political Compass: -6.88, -6.41

    by bmcphail on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 06:08:02 PM PDT

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