World's Deadliest Conventional Weapons

Five of the planet's most terrifying

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    A U.S. Air Force AC-130U 'Spooky' gunship turboprop drops flares in flight.

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    An AC-130H 'Spectre' gunship deploys anti-missile flares near Hurlburt Field, Fla.

    U.S. Air Force
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    A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet drops a GBU-28 'Bunker Buster' bomb.

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    A 'bunker buster' test in three frames: approach, impact and detonation.

    Dept. of Defense
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    A Texas Instruments Bolt-117 laser-guided bomb on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.

    U.S. Air Force
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    A U.S. Army soldier test-fires a .50-caliber M-82 Barret sniper rifle at Forward Operating Base McHenry near Kirkuk, Iraq in March 2005.

    U.S. Army
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    A Canadian Forces MacMillan Tac-50 at the Calgary Stampede in July 2006. The same model set the world record for longest kill in Afghanistan.

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    A Yugoslav soldier aims a .50-caliber sniper rifle in 2001.

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    Detonation of an M18A1 anti-personnel mine in South Korea.

    U.S. Army
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    Defused anti-personnel land mines.