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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Turbine Wars! Reply with quote

Think we need lots of wind turbines up-and-running in a hurry? This is brilliant.
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The WW2 10 Ton Grand Slam, (designed by Barnes Wallis, he of the bouncing bomb) earthquake bomb was used to shake down structures such as railway viaducts, which were hard to hit with the hopeless bombing accuracy then available.

Grand Slam would penetrate 100 ft of soil, 80 ft of hard chalk or 20 ft of reinforced concrete purely from the kinetic energy of falling from 20,000 ft

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The Antonov approach
The Antonov heavy lift aircraft, which can lift 250 tonnes, the weight of a typical turbine tower, could be used to drop entire towers and to embed them into the desert.

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