One of the primary weapons used while orbitally bombing. Developed and used solely by HIMEOBS.
"A radar screen picked up a blip being deployed from orbital platform 23.2. Later developments confirmed that it was, in fact one of the legendary rods from god."
by Suu Kao April 27, 2007
rods from god (n) - used to describe a first strike offensive weapon 20 feet in length and 1 foot in diameter tungsten rods dropped from an orbital bomber, which strike the target travelling at 36,000 miles per hour (about mach 15). They generally carry no explosives, their sheer kinetic force is more than enough to penetrate the deepest bunker and completely annihilate anything it strikes.
"They think they're safe in their bunker but wait until a HIMEOBS operative drops some rods from god on them from an orbital bomber."
by Commander Guinea August 11, 2006