09 October 2009


To simulate a high altitude bomb explosion, explosives have been loaded in this Boeing B747 (200 grams of Semtex). The aircraft was pressurized to simulate an explosion at 30 000 ft.

"The past regime exported 1,000 tons to Libya," Havel said at a press conference during his first official visit here. "If you consider that 200 grams is enough to blow up an aircraft, this means world terrorism has enough Semtex to last 150 years."


Investigators at Lockerbie announced that 312 grams (approximately 11 ounces) tucked into a Toshiba cassette recorder felled flight 103 like a winged mallard. That much Play-Doh rolled into a sphere would be roughly the size of a baseball.


Aerosol explosion simulator