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List of nuclear weapons

Index List of nuclear weapons

This is a list of nuclear weapons listed according to country of origin, & then by type within the states. [1]

254 relations: AGM-12 Bullpup, AGM-129 ACM, AGM-131 SRAM II, AGM-28 Hound Dog, AGM-62 Walleye, AGM-69 SRAM, AGM-86 ALCM, AIM-26 Falcon, AIR-2 Genie, Air-Sol Moyenne Portée, Air-to-air missile, AN 51, AN-11 bomb, AN-22 bomb, AN-52 bomb, Anti-ballistic missile, Atomic demolition munition, B-611, B28 nuclear bomb, B41 nuclear bomb, B43 nuclear bomb, B46 nuclear bomb, B53 nuclear bomb, B57 nuclear bomb, B61 Family, B61 nuclear bomb, B77 nuclear bomb, B83 nuclear bomb, B90 nuclear bomb, BBC News Online, BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missile, Blue Danube (nuclear weapon), Blue Peacock, Blue Steel (missile), Blue Water (missile), Castle Bravo, Castle Koon, Castle Union, CJ-10 (missile), Convair B-58 Hustler, Cryogenics, Davy Crockett (nuclear device), DF-11, DF-15, DF-21, DF-31, DF-3A, DF-4, DF-41, DF-5, ..., Dongfeng (missile), Ehud Olmert, Enduring Stockpile, Enriched uranium, Fat Man, Fighter aircraft, Green Cheese (missile), Hadès, HGM-25A Titan I, Intercontinental ballistic missile, International Atomic Energy Agency, Ivy King, Ivy Mike, Jimmy Carter, JL-1, JL-2, Kinglet (nuclear primary), LGM-118 Peacekeeper, LGM-25C Titan II, LGM-30 Minuteman, LIM-49 Spartan, Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents, Little Boy, M1 (missile), M2 (missile), M20 (missile), M4 (missile), M45 (missile), M51 (missile), Mark 10 nuclear bomb, Mark 11 nuclear bomb, Mark 12 nuclear bomb, Mark 13 nuclear bomb, Mark 14 nuclear bomb, Mark 15 nuclear bomb, Mark 16 nuclear bomb, Mark 17 nuclear bomb, Mark 18 nuclear bomb, Mark 21 nuclear bomb, Mark 22 nuclear bomb, Mark 24 nuclear bomb, Mark 26 nuclear bomb, Mark 27 nuclear bomb, Mark 36 nuclear bomb, Mark 39 nuclear bomb, Mark 4 nuclear bomb, Mark 45 torpedo, Mark 5 nuclear bomb, Mark 6 nuclear bomb, Mark 7 nuclear bomb, Mark 8 nuclear bomb, Mark 90 nuclear bomb, Medium Atomic Demolition Munition, MGM-1 Matador, MGM-13 Mace, MGM-134 Midgetman, MGM-18 Lacrosse, MGM-29 Sergeant, MGM-31 Pershing, MGM-5 Corporal, MGM-52 Lance, MGR-1 Honest John, Mk 101 Lulu, Mordechai Vanunu, MR 31, MR 41, MR-UR-100 Sotka, Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle, Neutron bomb, Neutron generator, Nike Hercules, Nuclear artillery, Nuclear bunker buster, Nuclear weapon, Nuclear weapon design, Nuclear weapon yield, Orange Herald, P-15 Termit, Pershing II, PGM-11 Redstone, PGM-19 Jupiter, Pit (nuclear weapon), Pluton (missile), Python (nuclear primary), R-16 (missile), R-36 (missile), R-7 Semyorka, R-7A Semyorka, R-9 Desna, RACER IV, RDS-1, RDS-37, Red Beard (nuclear weapon), Red Snow, Reliable Replacement Warhead, RIM-2 Terrier, RIM-67 Standard, RIM-8 Talos, Robert Gates, Robin (nuclear primary), RT-2, RT-20P, RT-21 Temp 2S, RT-23 Molodets, RT-2PM Topol, RT-2PM2 Topol-M, RUR-5 ASROC, S2 (missile), S3 (missile), SM-62 Snark, SM-64 Navaho, SM-65 Atlas, Special Atomic Demolition Munition, Sprint (missile), SSM-N-8 Regulus, Suitcase nuclear device, Surface-to-air missile, T-4 Atomic Demolition Munition, Tactical nuclear weapon, Tête nucléaire océanique, Tennessee State Route 76, Test No. 6, The Daily Telegraph, Thermonuclear weapon, Thin Man (nuclear bomb), Thor (rocket family), TN 60, TN 61, TN 70, TN 71, TN 75, TN 80, TN 81, TN 90, TNT equivalent, Tomahawk (missile), Trident (missile), Trinity (nuclear test), Tsar Bomba, Tsetse (nuclear primary), UGM-27 Polaris, UGM-73 Poseidon, UR-100N, UUM-125 Sea Lance, UUM-44 SUBROC, VA-111 Shkval, Violet Club, W19 (nuclear artillery shell), W21, W25 (nuclear warhead), W29 (nuclear warhead), W30, W31, W33 (nuclear warhead), W34 (nuclear warhead), W38, W40 (nuclear warhead), W41, W42, W45, W46, W47, W48, W49, W50 (nuclear warhead), W52, W54, W56, W58, W59, W60, W62, W63, W64, W65, W66, W67, W68, W69, W70, W71, W73, W74, W76, W78, W79, W80 (nuclear warhead), W81, W82, W84, W85, W86, W87, W88, W89, W9 (nuclear warhead), W91, Warhead, WE.177, XW-35, Yale University Press, Yellow Sun (nuclear weapon), 2006 North Korean nuclear test, 596 (nuclear test). Expand index (204 more) »

AGM-12 Bullpup

The AGM-12 Bullpup is an air-to-ground missile which was used on the A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, F-105 Thunderchief, F-4 Phantom II, F-8 Crusader, and P-3 Orion in U.S. service and on numerous other NATO and Allied aircraft.

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AGM-129 ACM

The AGM-129 ACM (Advanced Cruise Missile) was a low-observable, subsonic, turbofan-powered, air-launched cruise missile originally designed and built by General Dynamics and eventually acquired by Raytheon Missile Systems.

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AGM-131 SRAM II

The SRAM II (short-range attack missile) was a nuclear air-to-surface missile intended as a replacement for the AGM-69 SRAM, but it was cancelled by President George H.W. Bush for geopolitical reasons just as the first flight-test missile was delivered.

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AGM-28 Hound Dog

The North American Aviation AGM-28 Hound Dog was a supersonic, turbojet-propelled, air-launched cruise missile developed in 1959 for the United States Air Force.

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AGM-62 Walleye

The AGM-62 Walleye is a television-guided glide bomb which was produced by Martin Marietta and used by the United States Armed Forces during the 1960s.

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AGM-69 SRAM

The Boeing AGM-69 SRAM (short-range attack missile) was a nuclear air-to-surface missile.

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AGM-86 ALCM

The AGM-86 ALCM is an American subsonic air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) built by Boeing and operated by the United States Air Force.

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AIM-26 Falcon

The AIM-26 Falcon was a larger, more powerful version of the AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missile built by Hughes.

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AIR-2 Genie

The Douglas AIR-2 Genie (previous designation MB-1 and also known as the blivet) was an unguided air-to-air rocket with a 1.5 kt W25 nuclear warhead.

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Air-Sol Moyenne Portée

The Air-Sol Moyenne Portée (ASMP; medium-range air to surface missile) is a French nuclear air-launched cruise missile.

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Air-to-air missile

Python family of AAM for comparisons, Python-5 (displayed lower-front) and Shafrir-1 (upper-back) An air-to-air missile (AAM) is a missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft.

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AN 51

The AN 51 was a French tactical nuclear warhead used on the Pluton short range missile, the Pluton system was retired in 1992-93.

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AN-11 bomb

The AN-11 was France's first nuclear weapon, developed to arm the Force de frappe.

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AN-22 bomb

The AN-22 was France's second air-dropped nuclear weapon, developed as a replacement for the earlier AN-11 bomb, entering service in 1967.

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AN-52 bomb

The AN-52 was a French tactical nuclear weapon carried by fighter bomber aircraft.

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Anti-ballistic missile

An anti-ballistic missile (ABM) is a surface-to-air missile designed to counter ballistic missiles (see missile defense).

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Atomic demolition munition

Atomic demolition munitions (ADMs), colloquially known as nuclear land mines, are small nuclear explosive devices.

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B-611

The B-611 is a Chinese solid-fuelled short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) developed by China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation (CPMIEC).

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B28 nuclear bomb

The B28, originally Mark 28, was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers, attack aircraft and bomber aircraft.

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B41 nuclear bomb

The B-41 (also known as Mk-41) was a thermonuclear weapon deployed by the United States Strategic Air Command in the early 1960s.

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B43 nuclear bomb

The B43 was a United States air-dropped variable yield nuclear weapon used by a wide variety of fighter bomber and bomber aircraft.

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B46 nuclear bomb

The B46 nuclear bomb (or Mk-46) was an American high-yield thermonuclear bomb which was designed and tested in the late 1950s.

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B53 nuclear bomb

The Mk/B53 was a high-yield bunker buster thermonuclear weapon developed by the United States during the Cold War.

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B57 nuclear bomb

The B57 nuclear bomb was a tactical nuclear weapon developed by the United States during the Cold War.

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B61 Family

The B61 Family is a series of nuclear bombs and nuclear warheads based on the B61 nuclear bomb.

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B61 nuclear bomb

The B61 nuclear bomb is the primary thermonuclear gravity bomb in the United States Enduring Stockpile following the end of the Cold War.

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B77 nuclear bomb

The B77 was a nuclear bomb designed in 1974 to match the delivery capabilities of the B-1A bomber.

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B83 nuclear bomb

The B83 thermonuclear weapon is a variable-yield unguided bomb developed by the United States in the late 1970s, entering service in 1983.

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B90 nuclear bomb

The B90 was an American thermonuclear bomb designed in the mid-to-late 1980s and cancelled prior to introduction into military service due to the end of the Cold War making further nuclear weapon development unnecessary.

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BBC News Online

BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.

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BGM-109G Ground Launched Cruise Missile

The Ground Launched Cruise Missile, or GLCM, (officially designated BGM-109G Gryphon) was a ground-launched cruise missile developed by the United States Air Force in the last decade of the Cold War and destroyed under the INF Treaty.

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Blue Danube (nuclear weapon)

Blue Danube was the first operational British nuclear weapon.

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Blue Peacock

Blue Peacock, renamed from Blue Bunny and originally Brown Bunny, was a British tactical nuclear weapon project in the 1950s.

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Blue Steel (missile)

The Avro Blue Steel was a British air-launched, rocket-propelled nuclear armed standoff missile, built to arm the V bomber force.

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Blue Water (missile)

Blue Water was a British battlefield nuclear missile of the early 1960s, intended to replace the MGM-5 Corporal, which was becoming obsolete.

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Castle Bravo

Castle Bravo was the first in a series of high-yield thermonuclear weapon design tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, as part of Operation Castle.

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Castle Koon

The Koon shot of Operation Castle was a test of a University of California Radiation Laboratory (UCRL), now Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) designed thermonuclear device.

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Castle Union

Castle Union was the code name given to one of the tests in the Operation Castle series of United States nuclear tests.

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CJ-10 (missile)

The CJ-10 is a second-generationGormley et.

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Convair B-58 Hustler

The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight.

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Cryogenics

In physics, cryogenics is the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures.

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Davy Crockett (nuclear device)

The M-28 or M-29 Davy Crockett Weapon System was the tactical nuclear recoilless gun (smoothbore) for firing the M-388 nuclear projectile that was deployed by the United States during the Cold War.

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DF-11

The Dong-Feng 11 (a.k.a. M-11, CSS-7) is a short-range ballistic missile developed by the People's Republic of China.

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DF-15

The Dong-Feng 15 (a.k.a. DF-15, M-9, CSS-6) is a short-range ballistic missile developed by the People's Republic of China.

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DF-21

The Dong-Feng 21 (DF-21; NATO reporting name CSS-5 - Dong-Feng) is a two-stage, solid-fuel rocket, single-warhead medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) in the Dong Feng series developed by China Changfeng Mechanics and Electronics Technology Academy.

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DF-31

The Dong Feng 31 (NATO reporting name CSS-09) is a long-range, road-mobile, three stage, solid-fuel rocket intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the Dongfeng missile series developed by the People's Republic of China.

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DF-3A

The DF-3A (NATO: CSS-2) is a Chinese liquid-fueled, single-stage, nuclear medium-range ballistic missile that entered service in 1971.

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DF-4

The Dong Feng 4 or DF-4 (also known as the CSS-3) is a two-stage Chinese Intercontinental ballistic missile with liquid fuel (Nitric acid/Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine).

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DF-41

The Dongfeng-41 (DF-41, CSS-X-10), is a Chinese solid-fuelled road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile.

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DF-5

The Dongfeng 5 or DF-5 is a two stage Chinese ICBM.

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Dongfeng (missile)

Intercontinental Range Ballistic Missiles (2007). Note: China currently is capable of targeting its nuclear forces throughout the region and most of the world, including the continental United States. Newer systems, such as the DF-31, DF-31A, and JL-2, will give China a more survivable nuclear force. The Dongfeng series, typically abbreviated as "DF missiles", are a family of short, medium, intermediate-range and intercontinental ballistic missiles operated by the Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force (formerly the Second Artillery Corps).

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Ehud Olmert

Ehud Olmert (אֶהוּד אוֹלְמֶרְט,; born 30 September 1945) is an Israeli politician and lawyer.

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Enduring Stockpile

The Enduring Stockpile is the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons following the end of the Cold War.

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Enriched uranium

Enriched uranium is a type of uranium in which the percent composition of uranium-235 has been increased through the process of isotope separation.

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Fat Man

"Fat Man" was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945.

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Fighter aircraft

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.

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Green Cheese (missile)

Green Cheese was a British-made radar-guided anti-ship tactical nuclear warhead missile project of the 1950s.

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Hadès

The Hadès system was a short-range ballistic pre-strategic nuclear weapon system designed by France, as a last warning before use of strategic nuclear weapons, in the perspective of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.

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HGM-25A Titan I

The Martin Marietta SM-68A/HGM-25A Titan I was the United States' first multistage intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in use from 1959 until 1965.

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Intercontinental ballistic missile

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads).

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International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.

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Ivy King

Ivy King was the largest pure-fission nuclear bomb ever tested by the United States.

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Ivy Mike

Ivy Mike was the codename given to the first test of a full-scale thermonuclear device, in which part of the explosive yield comes from nuclear fusion.

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Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.

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JL-1

The Julang-1, also known as the JL-1 and in US nomenclature as the CSS-N-3, is China's first submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missile.

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JL-2

2007 estimated ranges of Chinese ballistic missiles; the JL-2 is in light green. The JL-2 (NATO reporting name CSS-N-14) is a Chinese second-generation intercontinental-range submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) slated for deployment aboard the People's Liberation Army Navy's Type 094 submarine.

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Kinglet (nuclear primary)

Kinglet was a boosted fission primary used in two designs of American thermonuclear weapons, the W55 and the W58; and was also adapted by the British as a super-hardened primary known as Harriet used in the Chevaline improvements to the British Polaris A-3TK missile.

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LGM-118 Peacekeeper

The LGM-118 Peacekeeper, also known as the MX missile (for Missile-eXperimental), was a land-based ICBM deployed by the United States starting in 1986.

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LGM-25C Titan II

The Titan II was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and space launcher developed by the Glenn L. Martin Company from the earlier Titan I missile.

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LGM-30 Minuteman

The LGM-30 Minuteman is a U.S. land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in service with the Air Force Global Strike Command.

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LIM-49 Spartan

The LIM-49A Spartan was a United States Army anti-ballistic missile, designed to intercept attacking nuclear warheads from Intercontinental ballistic missiles at long range and while still outside the atmosphere.

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Lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents

These are lists of nuclear disasters and radioactive incidents.

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Little Boy

"Little Boy" was the codename for the atomic bomb dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 during World War II by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., commander of the 509th Composite Group of the United States Army Air Forces.

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M1 (missile)

The M1 MSBS was the first French submarine-launched ballistic missile.

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M2 (missile)

The M2 MSBS was the second French submarine-launched ballistic missile.

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M20 (missile)

The M20 was a French submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) deployed on the nuclear s from 1977.

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M4 (missile)

The M4 was a French submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) deployed on the nuclear s (except the Redoutable herself, which was not refitted).

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M45 (missile)

The M45 SLBM is a French Navy submarine-launched ballistic missile (In French terminology, the MSBS - Mer-Sol-Ballistique-Stratégique (Sea-ground-Strategic ballistic missile).) Forty-eight M45 are in commission in the Force océanique stratégique, the submarine nuclear deterrent component of the French Navy.

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M51 (missile)

The M51 SLBM is a submarine-launched ballistic missile, built by Airbus Defence & Space, and deployed with the French Navy.

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Mark 10 nuclear bomb

The Mark 10 nuclear bomb was a proposed American nuclear bomb based on the earlier Mark 8 nuclear bomb design.

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Mark 11 nuclear bomb

The Mark 11 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb developed from the earlier Mark 8 nuclear bomb in the mid-1950s.

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Mark 12 nuclear bomb

The Mark-12 nuclear bomb was a lightweight nuclear bomb designed and manufactured by the United States which was built starting in 1954 and which saw service from then until 1962.

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Mark 13 nuclear bomb

The Mark 13 nuclear bomb and its variant, the W-13 nuclear warhead, were experimental nuclear weapons developed by the United States from 1951 to 1954.

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Mark 14 nuclear bomb

For the Sinclair Research Ltd. SC/MP based computer system see MK14. For the torpedo see Mark 14 torpedo.

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Mark 15 nuclear bomb

The Mark 15 nuclear bomb, or Mk-15, was a 1950s American thermonuclear bomb, the first relatively lightweight (7,600 lb / 3450 kg) thermonuclear bomb created by the United States.

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Mark 16 nuclear bomb

The Mark 16 nuclear bomb was a large thermonuclear bomb (hydrogen bomb), based on the design of the Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device ever test fired.

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Mark 17 nuclear bomb

The Mark 17 and Mark 24 were the first mass-produced hydrogen bombs deployed by the United States.

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Mark 18 nuclear bomb

The Mark 18 nuclear bomb, also known as the SOB or Super Oralloy Bomb, was an American nuclear bomb design which was the highest yield fission bomb produced by the US.

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Mark 21 nuclear bomb

The Mark 21 nuclear bomb was a United States nuclear gravity bomb first produced in 1955.

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Mark 22 nuclear bomb

The Mark 22 nuclear bomb (Mk-22) was the first thermonuclear device test by the University of California Radiation Lab (UCRL).

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Mark 24 nuclear bomb

The Mark 24 nuclear bomb was an American thermonuclear bomb design, based on the third American thermonuclear bomb test, Castle Yankee.

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Mark 26 nuclear bomb

The Mark 26 nuclear bomb was related to the Mark 21.

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Mark 27 nuclear bomb

The Mark 27 nuclear bomb and closely related W27 warhead were two American thermonuclear bomb designs from the late 1950s.

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Mark 36 nuclear bomb

The Mark 36 was a heavy high-yield United States nuclear bomb designed in the 1950s.

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Mark 39 nuclear bomb

The Mark 39 nuclear bomb and W39 nuclear warhead were versions of an American thermonuclear weapon, which were in service from 1957 to 1966.

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Mark 4 nuclear bomb

The Mark 4 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb design produced starting in 1949 and in use until 1953.

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Mark 45 torpedo

The Mark 45 anti-submarine torpedo, a.k.a. ASTOR, was a submarine-launched wire-guided nuclear torpedo designed by the United States Navy for use against high-speed, deep-diving, enemy submarines.

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Mark 5 nuclear bomb

The Mark 5 nuclear bomb and W5 nuclear warhead were a common core nuclear weapon design, designed in the early 1950s and which saw service from 1952 to 1963.

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Mark 6 nuclear bomb

The Mark 6 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb based on the earlier Mark 4 nuclear bomb and its predecessor, the Mark 3 Fat Man nuclear bomb design.

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Mark 7 nuclear bomb

Mark 7 "Thor" (or Mk-7') was the first tactical fission bomb adopted by US armed forces.

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Mark 8 nuclear bomb

The Mark 8 nuclear bomb was a nuclear bomb, designed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, which was in service from 1952 to 1957.

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Mark 90 nuclear bomb

The Mark 90 nuclear bomb, given the nickname "Betty", was a cold war nuclear depth charge, developed by the United States in 1952.

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Medium Atomic Demolition Munition

Medium Atomic Demolition Munition (MADM) was a tactical nuclear weapon developed by the United States during the Cold War.

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MGM-1 Matador

The Martin MGM-1 Matador was the first operational surface-to-surface cruise missile designed and built by the United States.

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MGM-13 Mace

The Martin Mace (designated as TM-76A and TM-76B tactical missile until 1963, then as MGM-13A for Mobile Ground Launched Missile and CGM-13 for Coffin Ground Launched Missile) is a tactical cruise missile developed from the Martin TM-61 Matador later MGM-1 Matador.

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MGM-134 Midgetman

The MGM-134A Midgetman, also known as the Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (SICBM), was an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the United States Air Force.

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MGM-18 Lacrosse

The MGM-18 Lacrosse was a short-ranged tactical ballistic weapon intended for close support of ground troops.

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MGM-29 Sergeant

The MGM-29 Sergeant was an American short-range, solid fuel, surface-to-surface missile developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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MGM-31 Pershing

The MGM-31A Pershing was the missile used in the Pershing 1 and Pershing 1a field artillery missile systems.

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MGM-5 Corporal

The MGM-5 Corporal missile was a nuclear-armed tactical surface-to-surface missile.

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MGM-52 Lance

The MGM-52 Lance is a mobile field artillery tactical surface-to-surface missile (tactical ballistic missile) system used to provide both nuclear and conventional fire support to the United States Army.

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MGR-1 Honest John

The MGR-1 Honest John rocket was the first nuclear-capable surface-to-surface rocket in the United States arsenal.

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Mk 101 Lulu

The Mark 101 Lulu was an airdropped nuclear depth charge developed by the U. S. Navy and the Atomic Energy Commission during the 1950s.

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Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu (מרדכי ואנונו; born 14 October 1954), also known as John Crossman, is an Israeli former nuclear technician and peace activist who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986.

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MR 31

The MR 31 is a French-built nuclear warhead to be launched with the S2 missile.

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MR 41

The MR 41 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead to be launched with the M1 and M2 missiles in ''Redoutable'' class ballistic missile submarines.

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MR-UR-100 Sotka

No description.

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Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle

A multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) is a ballistic missile payload containing several thermonuclear warheads, each capable of being aimed to hit a different target.

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Neutron bomb

A neutron bomb, officially defined as a type of enhanced radiation weapon (ERW), is a low yield thermonuclear weapon designed to maximize lethal neutron radiation in the immediate vicinity of the blast while minimizing the physical power of the blast itself.

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Neutron generator

Neutron generators are neutron source devices which contain compact linear accelerators and that produce neutrons by fusing isotopes of hydrogen together.

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Nike Hercules

The Nike Hercules, initially designated SAM-A-25 and later MIM-14, was a surface-to-air missile (SAM) used by U.S. and NATO armed forces for medium- and high-altitude long-range air defense.

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Nuclear artillery

Nuclear artillery is a subset of limited-yield tactical nuclear weapons, in particular those weapons that are launched from the ground at battlefield targets.

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Nuclear bunker buster

A nuclear bunker buster, also known as an earth-penetrating weapon (EPW), is the nuclear equivalent of the conventional bunker buster.

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Nuclear weapon

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).

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Nuclear weapon design

Nuclear weapon designs are physical, chemical, and engineering arrangements that cause the physics package of a nuclear weapon to detonate.

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Nuclear weapon yield

The explosive yield of a nuclear weapon is the amount of energy released when that particular nuclear weapon is detonated, usually expressed as a TNT equivalent (the standardized equivalent mass of trinitrotoluene which, if detonated, would produce the same energy discharge), either in kilotons (kt—thousands of tons of TNT), in megatons (Mt—millions of tons of TNT), or sometimes in terajoules (TJ).

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Orange Herald

Orange Herald was a British nuclear weapon, tested on 31 May 1957.

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P-15 Termit

The P-15 Termit (П-15 "Термит"; termite) is an anti-ship missile developed by the Soviet Union's Raduga design bureau in the 1950s.

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Pershing II

The Pershing II Weapon System was a solid-fueled two-stage ballistic missile designed and built by Martin Marietta to replace the Pershing 1a Field Artillery Missile System as the United States Army's primary nuclear-capable theater-level weapon.

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PGM-11 Redstone

The PGM-11 Redstone was the first large American ballistic missile.

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PGM-19 Jupiter

The PGM-19 Jupiter was the first nuclear tipped, medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) of the United States Air Force (USAF).

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Pit (nuclear weapon)

The pit, named after the hard core found in fruits such as peaches and apricots, is the core of an implosion nuclear weapon – the fissile material and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it.

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Pluton (missile)

The Pluton missile was a French nuclear-armed short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) system launched from a transporter erector launcher (TEL) platform mounted on an AMX 30 tank chassis.

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Python (nuclear primary)

According to researcher Chuck Hansen, the W34 Python was a gas-boosted fission primary used in several designs of American thermonuclear weapons.

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R-16 (missile)

The R-16 was the first successful intercontinental ballistic missile deployed by the Soviet Union.

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R-36 (missile)

The R-36 (Р-36) is a family of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and space launch vehicles (Tsyklon) designed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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R-7 Semyorka

The R-7 (Р-7 "Семёрка") was a Soviet missile developed during the Cold War, and the world's first intercontinental ballistic missile.

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R-7A Semyorka

The R-7A Semyorka, GRAU index 8K74, was an early Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile derived from the earlier R-7 Semyorka.

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R-9 Desna

The R-9 (NATO reporting name: SS-8 Sasin) was a two-stage ICBM of the Soviet Union, in service from 1964 to 1976.

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RACER IV

RACER IV was a component of some of the first hydrogen bombs made by the United States during the 1950s.

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RDS-1

The RDS-1 (РДС-1), also known as Izdeliye 501 (device 501) and First Lightning, was the nuclear bomb used in the Soviet Union's first nuclear weapon test.

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RDS-37

RDS-37 was the Soviet Union's first two-stage hydrogen bomb, first tested on November 22, 1955.

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Red Beard (nuclear weapon)

Red Beard was the first British tactical nuclear weapon.

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Red Snow

Red Snow was a British thermonuclear weapon.

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Reliable Replacement Warhead

The Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) was a proposed new American nuclear warhead design and bomb family that was intended to be simple, reliable and to provide a long-lasting, low-maintenance future nuclear force for the United States.

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RIM-2 Terrier

The Convair RIM-2 Terrier was a two-stage medium-range naval surface-to-air missile (SAM), and was among the earliest surface-to-air missiles to equip United States Navy ships.

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RIM-67 Standard

The RIM-67 Standard ER (SM-1ER/SM-2ER) is an extended range surface-to-air missile (SAM) and anti ship missile originally developed for the United States Navy (USN).

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RIM-8 Talos

The Bendix RIM-8 Talos was a long-range naval surface-to-air missile, and was among the earliest surface-to-air missiles to equip United States Navy ships. The Talos used radar beam riding for guidance to the vicinity of its target, and semiactive radar homing (SARH) for terminal guidance. The array of four antenna which surround the nose are SARH receivers which functioned as a continuous wave interferometer. Initial thrust was provided by a solid rocket booster for launch and a Bendix ramjet for flight to the target with the warhead serving as the ramjet's compressor.

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Robert Gates

Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011.

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Robin (nuclear primary)

The Robin was the common design nuclear fission bomb core for several Cold War designs for American nuclear and thermonuclear weapons, according to researcher Chuck Hansen.

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RT-2

The RT-2 was an intercontinental ballistic missile deployed by the Soviet Union, which was in service from December 1968 until 1976.

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RT-20P

The RT-20P was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed but not deployed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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RT-21 Temp 2S

The RT-21 Temp 2S was a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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RT-23 Molodets

The RT-23 (NATO reporting name SS-24 Scalpel) РТ-23 УТТХ «Мо́лодец» was a Soviet ICBM developed and produced before 1991 by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau in Dnipro, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union).

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RT-2PM Topol

The RT-2PM Topol (РТ-2ПМ Тополь ("Poplar"); NATO reporting name SS-25 Sickle; GRAU designation: 15Ж58 ("15Zh58"); START I designation: RS-12M Topol) is a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile designed in the Soviet Union and in service with Russia's Strategic Missile Troops.

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RT-2PM2 Topol-M

The RT-2PM2 «Topol-M» (РТ-2ПМ2 «Тополь-М», NATO reporting name: SS-27 "Sickle B", other designations: SS-27 Mod 1, RS-12M1, RS-12M2, formerly incorrectly RT-2UTTKh) is one of the most recent intercontinental ballistic missiles to be deployed by Russia (see RS-24), and the first to be developed after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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RUR-5 ASROC

The RUR-5 ASROC (for "Anti-Submarine ROCket") is an all-weather, all sea-conditions anti-submarine missile system.

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S2 (missile)

The S2 was the first deployed French land-based strategic missile, equipped with a single nuclear warhead of 120 kilotonnes.

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S3 (missile)

The S3 was a French land-based Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, equipped with a single 1.2-megatonne thermonuclear warhead.

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SM-62 Snark

The Northrop SM-62 Snark was an early-model intercontinental range ground-launched cruise missile that could carry a W39 thermonuclear warhead.

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SM-64 Navaho

The North American SM-64 Navaho was a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile project built by North American Aviation (NAA).

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SM-65 Atlas

The SM-65 Atlas was the first operational intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) developed by the United States and the first member of the Atlas rocket family.

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Special Atomic Demolition Munition

The Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM) was a family of man-portable nuclear weapons fielded by the US military in the 1960s, but never used in combat.

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Sprint (missile)

The Sprint was a two-stage, solid-fuel anti-ballistic missile (ABM), armed with a W66 enhanced radiation thermonuclear warhead.

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SSM-N-8 Regulus

The SSM-N-8A Regulus or the Regulus I was a United States Navy-developed ship-and-submarine-launched, nuclear-capable turbojet-powered second generation cruise missile, deployed from 1955 to 1964.

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Suitcase nuclear device

A suitcase nuclear device (also suitcase bomb, backpack nuke, mini-nuke and pocket nuke) is a hypothetical tactical nuclear weapon that is portable enough that it could use a suitcase as its delivery method.

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Surface-to-air missile

A surface-to-air missile (SAM, pronunced), or ground-to-air missile (GTAM, pronounced), is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft or other missiles.

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T-4 Atomic Demolition Munition

The T4 Atomic Demolition Munitions (ADM) were modified versions of the W9 nuclear artillery shells.

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Tactical nuclear weapon

A tactical nuclear weapon (TNW) or non-strategic nuclear weapon is a nuclear weapon, generally smaller in its explosive power, which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations, mostly with friendly forces in proximity and perhaps even on contested friendly territory.

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Tête nucléaire océanique

Tête nucléaire océanique (TNO or oceanic nuclear warhead) is a French thermonuclear warhead intended for use on the M51.2 submarine-launched ballistic missile, that is being developed and built by the Division of Military Applications (DAM) at France's Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (English: Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission).

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Tennessee State Route 76

State Route 76 (SR 76) is a state highway in Tennessee, traversing the state in a northeast-southwest axis from east of Memphis to north of Nashville.

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Test No. 6

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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Thermonuclear weapon

A thermonuclear weapon is a second-generation nuclear weapon design using a secondary nuclear fusion stage consisting of implosion tamper, fusion fuel, and spark plug which is bombarded by the energy released by the detonation of a primary fission bomb within, compressing the fuel material (tritium, deuterium or lithium deuteride) and causing a fusion reaction.

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Thin Man (nuclear bomb)

"Thin Man" was the codename for a proposed plutonium gun-type nuclear bomb using plutonium-239 which the United States was developing during the Manhattan Project.

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Thor (rocket family)

Thor was an American space launch vehicle derived from the PGM-17 Thor intermediate-range ballistic missile.

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TN 60

The TN 60 was a French nuclear missile warhead.

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TN 61

The TN 61 was a French nuclear warhead.

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TN 70

The TN 70 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead which was used on submarine-launched ballistic missiles in ''Redoutable'' class ballistic missile submarines.

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TN 71

The TN 71 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead which was used on submarine-launched ballistic missiles in ''Redoutable'' class ballistic missile submarines.

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TN 75

The TN 75 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead used on France's M45 SLBM submarine-launched ballistic missiles, carried by the last of the ''Redoutable'' class submarines, S616 Inflexible, and by the ''Triomphant'' class submarines.

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TN 80

TN 80 was deployed between 1985 and 1991 as the warhead of the ASMP air-to-surface missile carried by the Dassault Mirage IVP bomber.

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TN 81

The French airborne nuclear warheads (TN81) is a thermonuclear warhead carried by the Air-Sol Moyenne Portée (ASMP) medium-range air-to-surface missile, a component of the Force de frappe French nuclear deterrent.

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TN 90

The TN 90 was a variable yield thermonuclear warhead developed by France for the Hadès tactical missile, designed to replace the AN 51/Pluton system.

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TNT equivalent

TNT equivalent is a convention for expressing energy, typically used to describe the energy released in an explosion.

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Tomahawk (missile)

The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile that is primarily used by the United States Navy and Royal Navy in ship and submarine-based land-attack operations.

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Trident (missile)

The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) equipped with multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV).

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Trinity (nuclear test)

Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon.

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Tsar Bomba

Tsar Bomba was the Western nickname for the Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb (code name Ivan or Vanya), the most powerful nuclear weapon ever created.

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Tsetse (nuclear primary)

The Tsetse was a small American nuclear bomb developed in the 1950s that was used as the primary in several US thermonuclear bombs and as a small stand-alone weapon of its own.

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UGM-27 Polaris

The UGM-27 Polaris missile was a two-stage solid-fueled nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile.

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UGM-73 Poseidon

The UGM-73 Poseidon missile was the second US Navy nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) system, powered by a two-stage solid-fuel rocket.

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UR-100N

The UR-100N, also known as RS-18A is an intercontinental ballistic missile in service with Soviet and Russian Strategic Missile Troops.

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UUM-125 Sea Lance

The UUM-125 Sea Lance, initially known as the Common ASW Standoff Weapon, was authorized in 1980 as a successor to both the UUM-44 SUBROC and RUR-5 ASROC anti-submarine missiles.

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UUM-44 SUBROC

The UUM-44 SUBROC (SUBmarine ROCket) was a type of submarine-launched rocket deployed by the United States Navy as an anti-submarine weapon.

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VA-111 Shkval

The VA-111 Shkval (from шквал — squall) torpedo and its descendants are supercavitating torpedoes originally developed by the Soviet Union.

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Violet Club

Violet Club was a nuclear weapon deployed by the United Kingdom during the Cold War.

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W19 (nuclear artillery shell)

The W19, also called Katie, was an American nuclear artillery shell, derived from the earlier W9 shell.

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W21

The W21 was an hydrogen bomb design for the US military.

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W25 (nuclear warhead)

The W25 was a small nuclear warhead developed by the United States Air Force and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory for air-defense use.

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W29 (nuclear warhead)

W29 would have been the operational designation of the TX-29, which was development of the Mk-15 and was proposed for the Javajo, Redstone, and Snark missiles.

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W30

The W30 was an American nuclear warhead used on the RIM-8 Talos surface-to-air missile and the Tactical Atomic Demolition Munition (TADM).

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W31

The W31 was an American nuclear warhead used for two US missiles and as an atomic demolition munition.

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W33 (nuclear warhead)

The W33 was an American nuclear artillery shell, fired from an eight-inch (203 mm) M110 howitzer and M115 howitzer.

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W34 (nuclear warhead)

The W34 was an American nuclear bomb developed and deployed during the mid-1960s.

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W38

The W38 was an American thermonuclear warhead used in the early to mid-1960s as a warhead for Atlas E and F, and LGM-25 Titan I ICBMs.

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W40 (nuclear warhead)

The W40 nuclear warhead was an American fusion-boosted fission nuclear warhead developed in the late 1950s and which saw service from 1959 to 1972.

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W41

W41 was the designation of an American nuclear warhead, which was investigated during the late 1950s.

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W42

The W42 was an American nuclear fission weapon developed in 1957.

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W45

The W45 was a multipurpose American nuclear warhead developed in the early 1960s, first built in 1962 and fielded in some applications until 1988.

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W46

Towards the end of 1955, consideration was given to using the physics package of the TX-46 aerial bomb as a warhead for the USAF Snark intercontinental cruise missile.

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W47

The W47 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on the Polaris A-1 sub-launched ballistic missile system.

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W48

The W48 was an American nuclear artillery shell, capable of being fired from any standard 155 mm (6.1 inch) howitzer, e.g. the M114, M198 or M109.

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W49

The W49 was an American thermonuclear warhead, used on the Thor, Atlas, Jupiter, and Titan I ballistic missile systems.

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W50 (nuclear warhead)

The W50 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on the MGM-31 Pershing intermediate range nuclear missile.

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W52

The W52 was a thermonuclear warhead developed for the MGM-29 Sergeant short-range ballistic missile used by the United States Army from 1962 to 1977.

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W54

The W54 was one of the smallest nuclear warheads deployed by the United States.

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W56

The W56 was an American thermonuclear warhead produced starting in 1963 which saw service until 1993, on the Minuteman I and II ICBMs.

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W58

The W58 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on the Polaris A-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile.

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W59

The W59 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on some Minuteman I ICBM missiles from 1962-1969, and planned to be used on the cancelled GAM-87 Skybolt air-launched ballistic missile.

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W60

The W60 is a defunct nuclear weapons system.

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W62

The W62 is an American thermonuclear warhead designed in the late 1960s and manufactured from 1970 to 1976, used on some Minuteman III ICBMs and retired in 2010.

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W63

The W63 was the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's entry into a brief competition between Livermore and Los Alamos to design a warhead for the Army's Lance tactical surface to surface missile.

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W64

The W64 nuclear warhead was the Los Alamos Laboratory's entry into a brief competition between Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Los Alamos to design an "enhanced-radiation" nuclear warhead (i.e., a "neutron bomb") for the United States Army's MGM-52 Lance tactical surface-to-surface missile.

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W65

The W65 was the Lawrence Livermore Lab's competitor for the warhead of the Sprint anti-ballistic missile.

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W66

The W66 thermonuclear warhead was used on the Sprint anti-ballistic missile system, designed to be a short range interceptor to shoot down incoming ICBM warheads.

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W67

The W67 was an American thermonuclear warhead which was developed in the mid-1960s but then cancelled prior to any production or service use in 1967.

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W68

The W68 warhead was the warhead used on the UGM-73 Poseidon SLBM missile.

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W69

The W69 was a United States nuclear warhead used in AGM-69 SRAM Short-Range Attack Missiles.

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W70

W70 is the designation for a tactical nuclear warhead developed by the United States in the early 1970s.

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W71

The W-71 nuclear warhead was a US thermonuclear warhead developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and deployed on the LIM-49A Spartan missile, a component of the Safeguard Program, an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defense system briefly deployed by the US in the 1970s.

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W73

The W73 was an American nuclear warhead for the AGM-53 Condor air to surface missile.

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W74

The W74 was an experimental American nuclear artillery shell.

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W76

The W76 is a United States thermonuclear warhead.

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W78

The W78 thermonuclear warhead is the warhead used on most of the United States LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), along with the MK-12A reentry vehicle which carried the warhead.

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W79

The W79 was an American nuclear artillery shell, capable of being fired from any standard 8 inch (203 mm) howitzer e.g. the M115 & M110 howitzer.

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W80 (nuclear warhead)

The W80 is a relatively small thermonuclear warhead (fission-fusion or, more descriptively, a multi-staged device, in this case the most common two-stage configuration; the Teller-Ulam Design, or a Primary and Secondary Physics-Package detonated weapon) deployed by the U.S. enduring stockpile with a variable yield of of TNT.

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W81

The W81 thermonuclear warhead was a planned US warhead to be mounted on the SM-2 surface-to-air missile used by the US Navy.

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W82

The W82 was a low-yield tactical nuclear warhead developed by the United States and designed to be used in a 155 mm artillery shell (sometimes called the XM785 shell).

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W84

The W84 is an American thermonuclear warhead designed for use on the BGM-109G Gryphon Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM).

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W85

The W85 was a thermonuclear warhead developed by the United States of America to arm the Pershing II missile.

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W86

The W86 was an American thermonuclear warhead with earth-penetrating characteristics (a nuclear bunker buster), intended for use on the Pershing II IRBM missile.

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W87

The W87 is an American thermonuclear missile warhead.

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W88

The W88 is a United States thermonuclear warhead, with an estimated yield of 475 kilotons (kt), and is small enough to fit on MIRVed missiles.

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W89

The W89 was an American thermonuclear warhead design intended for use on the AGM-131 SRAM II air to ground nuclear missile.

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W9 (nuclear warhead)

The W9 was an American nuclear artillery shell fired from a special 11 inch howitzer.

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W91

The W91 was an American thermonuclear warhead intended for use on the SRAM-T variant of the AGM-131 SRAM II air to ground missile.

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Warhead

A warhead is the explosive or toxic material that is delivered by a missile, rocket, or torpedo.

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WE.177

The WE.177, originally styled as WE 177, and sometimes simply as WE177, was a series of tactical and strategic nuclear weapons equipping the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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XW-35

The XW-35 was designed from the outset as a thermonuclear warhead for the first generation of ICBMs.

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Yale University Press

Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University.

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Yellow Sun (nuclear weapon)

Yellow Sun was the first British operational high-yield strategic nuclear weapon.

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2006 North Korean nuclear test

The 2006 North Korean nuclear test was the detonation of a nuclear device conducted by North Korea on October 9, 2006.

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596 (nuclear test)

Project 596, originally named by the US intelligence agencies Chic-1, is the codename of the People's Republic of China's first nuclear weapons test, detonated on October 16, 1964, at the Lop Nur test site.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_weapons

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