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Re: Wendover Coil Vs USAF lightning TesT? - Which aircraft ? ? ?
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Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Original poster: "James" <mustang3@xxxxxxx>
The only weapons systems that were especially hardened against EMP were
Patriot missile and the B1. All the rest were "on their own". Think
flying a "fly by wire" jet (F16) and the EMP hits it. Well, at least the
ejection seat will still function. lol The Marx is very good for EMP
testing, because the pulse has a fast rise and slow decay time.
the EMP is a lightning bolt.
Several ppl have mentioned their Marx experiences; like blowing up
equipment, or being shocked across the room.
Wrong. From my personal knowledge and participation the B-2 and all of
its subsystems were designed for EMP hardness from the very beginning
(ca 1980), and new and modified equipment must still meet the very
severe EMP and TREE requirements of the original spec. Lots of
spacecraft are hardened against EMP as well.