After the development of the nuclear bomb in the 1940′s, the world was looking for the next step in military weaponry. The US military had the idea of developing a weapon that could ravage and drown an entire city called a tsunami bomb.
The idea was discussed and tested in 1944 that it would be a series of 10 explosives about 5 miles apart that would create a 33-foot tsunami.
New Zealand seemed to have a potentially-feasible strategy for the tsunami bomb. New Zealand author and filmmaker Ray Waru discovered these tests done by the US and New Zealand were carried out under codename, “Project Seal” during WWII. The tests collectively took about 3,700 bombs and were conducted off the shores of New Caledonia and Auckland near New Zealand.
The Telegraph caught up with Ray Waru and stated:
“Presumably if the atomic bomb had not worked as well as it did, we might have been tsunami-ing people,” said Mr Waru. “It was absolutely astonishing. First that anyone would come up with the idea of developing a weapon of mass destruction based on a tsunami … and also that New Zealand seems to have successfully developed it to the degree that it might have worked.”
The tests took about 2 million kilograms of explosive material … so it was not the most practical weapon.
Would you guys be interested in seeing a tsunami bomb being developed or should that idea stay an idea?