As part of the A - Z challenge, I am posting a simple post on weapons everyday *fictitious / real*. To know more about my theme and about the challenge visit this link. Ever wondered if Atmosphere itself can be incinerated by a weapon or two *something related to TESLA device* leaving the world life-less / crippled?
Yeah, It must be possible if someone like me tried hard enough!! Ha Ha!! Here are few excerpts from Scarecrow and Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly regarding such a weapon.
When the Germans saw that they’d lost World War II, they retreated, burning farms as they went, scorching the earth. The idea was that if they were going to lose the war, then the victors would not gain anything by winning it.
‘They call it the “Atmospheric Weapon” and it is a two-stage device: the first stage is the combustible gas which is belched up into the atmosphere via a pair of massive vents on Dragon Island; the second stage is the explosive catalyst that ignites the gas.
The subsequent blast *obtained by firing a regular nuclear missile into the gas* is hot enough to light the gas and set off the incineration—a rolling chain reaction of white-hot acid-fire follows, sweeping around the northern hemisphere, igniting the atmosphere itself. It’s like lighting gasoline with a match, only this creates a fire-storm of global proportions.
‘Only this weapon doesn’t just scorch their country, it wipes out the entire upper half of the Earth,’ the President said.
Quite a sinister way to destroy the world ain't it? Go and grab a copy of this book and read it. You would be astonished with regards to how the story builds around this weapon, how Reilly can turn it upside down in no time and how he can make you believe in Super-Man!!
I would seriously like to create / see someone create, most of the weapons from Matthew Reilly books sparing this Atmosphere Incinerator. Fan of Matthew Reilly? Got a point to share about him? Why don't you check more of his weapons warbler or the bull-stoppers?
with warm regards