October 26, 2011
Posted by scott at October 26, 2011 06:42 AM
The last example of the US's most powerful nuclear weapon has been dismantled. The B53 was meant as a bunker-buster and was once employed on both ICBMs and strategic bombers. The version flying on missiles was retired long ago but 50 examples of the device lingered on as free-fall devices. No more.
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The B53's disassembly ends the era of big megaton bombs, he said. The bombs' size helped compensate for their lack of accuracy. Today's bombs are smaller but more precise, reducing the amount of collateral damage, Kristensen said.
It's a farking Thermonuclear bomb (Smaller but) and your saying just cuz it's smaller it's going to reduce the collateral damage?? I am sure the cows appreciate it...
Hey, man, you live out near the cows! You SHOULD be thankful :).