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Encyclopedia > List of nuclear weapons

This is a list of nuclear weapons ordered by state and then type within the states. The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ...

Nuclear weapons
One of the first nuclear bombs.

History of nuclear weapons
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Weapon design / testing
Effects of nuclear explosions
Delivery systems
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Proliferation / Arsenals The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ... Image File history File links A picture of a mockup of the Fat Man nuclear device, from http://www. ... A nuclear fireball lights up the night in a United States nuclear test. ... This article is about nuclear war as a form of actual warfare, including history. ... U.S. and USSR/Russian nuclear weapons stockpiles, 1945-2006. ... The first nuclear weapons, though large, cumbersome and inefficient, provided the basic design building blocks of all future weapons. ... Preparation for an underground nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site in the 1980s. ... An American nuclear test. ... // Nuclear weapons delivery is the technology and systems used to place a nuclear weapon at the position of detonation, on or near its intended target. ... Nuclear espionage is the purposeful giving of state secrets regarding nuclear weapons to other states without authorization (espionage). ... World map with nuclear weapons development status represented by color. ...

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US · Russia · UK · France
China · India · Pakistan
Israel · North Korea
South Africa Nations that are known or believed to possess nuclear weapons are sometimes referred to as the nuclear club. ... The United States was the first country in the world to successfully develop nuclear weapons, and is the only country to have used them in war against another nation. ...

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Note: US nuclear weapons of all types (bombs, warheads, shells, and others) are numbered in the same sequence starting with the Mark 1 and (as of March 2006) ending with the W-91 missile warhead (which was canceled prior to introduction into service). All designs which were formally intended to be weapons at some point received a number designation. Pure test units which were experiments (and not intended to be weapons) are not numbered in this sequence. The United States was the first country in the world to successfully develop nuclear weapons, and is the only country to have used them in war against another nation. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In some cases, such as B53 nuclear bomb and W-53 warhead, and the W54 and Davy Crockett Mk-54, the same core nuclear system was used in multiple applications. This is indicated by the same sequence number for all versions of that nuclear weapon system. B53 W53 physics package The B53 with a yield of 9 Mt is one of the most powerful nuclear weapons built by the United States, and one of the last very high-yield thermonuclear bombs in U.S. service. ... The casing of a W-53 nuclear warhead. ... The W54 nuclear warhead was used in the man-portable M-388 Davy Crockett projectile. ... Davy Crockett mounted to a recoilless rifle on a tripod The M-388 Davy Crockett was a tactical nuclear recoilless rifle projectile that was deployed by the United States during the Cold War. ...


In other cases, variants are assigned their own number, such as the B61 nuclear bomb which was the parent design for the W80, W81, and W84. B61 bomb in various stages of assembly. ... A W80 nuclear warhead. ... W81 warhead and SM-2 missile The W-81 thermonuclear warhead was a planned US warhead to be mounted on the SM-2 surface to air missile used by the US Navy. ... The W84 is an American thermonuclear warhead designed for use on the BGM-109G Gryphon Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM). ...


This list includes weapons which were developed to the point of being assigned a model number (and in many cases, prototypes were test fired), but which were then canceled prior to introduction into military service. Those models as listed as canceled, along with the year or date of cancellation of their program.

  • Bombs — designated with Mark ("Mk") numbers until 1968, and with "B" numbers after that. "Test Experimental" bombs designated with "TX".
    • Mark 1 – "Little Boy" gun-type weapon (used against Hiroshima). (13-16 Kt, 1945-1950)
    • Mark 2 – early levitated pit design canceled in favor of the "Christy" Core Mk III.
    • Mark 3 – "Fat Man" implosion weapon (used against Nagasaki). (21 Kt, 1945-1950)
    • Mark 4 – Post-war "Fat Man" redesign. bomb designed with weapon characteristics as the foremost criteria. 1949-1953)
    • Mark 5 – Significantly smaller high efficiency nuclear bomb. (1-120 Kt, 1952-1963)
    • Mark 6 – Improved version of Mk-4. (8-160 Kt, 1951-1962)
    • Mark 7 – Multi-purpose tactical bomb. (8-61 Kt, 1952-1967)
    • Mark 8 – Gun-assembly, HEU weapon designed for penetrating hardened targets. (25-30 Kt, 1951-1957)
    • Mark 10 – Improved version of Mk-8 (12-15 Kt, cancelled May 1952).
    • Mark 11 – Re-designed Mk-8. Gun-type (8-30 Kt).
    • Mark 12 – Light-weight bomb to be carried by fighter planes (12-14 Kt).
    • Mark 13 – Improved version of Mk-6 (cancelled August 1954).
    • TX/Mark 14 – First deployable solid-fuel thermonuclear bomb (Castle Union device). Only 5 produced. (5 Mt)
    • Mark 15 – First "lightweight" thermonuclear weapon. (1.7-3.8 Mt, 1955-1965)
    • TX/Mark 16 – First weaponized thermonuclear weapon (Ivy Mike device). Only cryogenic weapon ever deployed. Only 5 produced. (6-8 Mt)
    • Mark 17 – High-yield thermonuclear. Heaviest U.S. weapon, second highest yield of any U.S. weapon. Very similar to Mk-24. (10-15 Mt)
    • Mark 18 – Very high yield fission weapon (Ivy King device).
    • Mark 20 – Improved Mark 13 (cancelled 1954)
    • Mark 21 – Re-designed variant of Castle Bravo test
    • Mark 22 – Failed thermonuclear design (Castle Koon device, cancelled April 1954).
    • Mark 24 – High-yield thermonuclear, very similar to Mk-17 but had a different secondary.
    • Mark 26 – Similar design to Mk 21 (cancelled 1956).
    • Mark 27 – Navy nuclear bomb (1958-1965)
    • B28 nuclear bomb (Mark 28) (1958-1991)
    • B39 nuclear bomb (Mark 39) (1957-1966)
    • B41 nuclear bomb (Mark 41) (1960-1976)
    • B43 nuclear bomb (Mark 43) (1961-1991)
    • B46 nuclear bomb or (Mark 46); experimental, design evolved into B53 nuclear bomb and W-53 warhead (cancelled 1958)
    • B53 nuclear bomb (1962-1997; still in enduring stockpile)
    • B57 nuclear bomb (1963-1993)
    • B61 nuclear bomb (1966-current service)
    • B77 nuclear bomb (cancelled 1977)
    • B83 nuclear bomb (1983-current service)
    • B90 nuclear bomb (cancelled 1991)
  • Nuclear artillery shells
    • 16-inch (406 mm)
      • W23 (1956-1962) Gun-type
    • 280mm:
      • W9 (1952-1957) Gun-type
      • W19 (1953-1956) Gun-type, W9 derivative
    • 8-inch (203 mm)
      • W33 (1956-1980s) Gun-type
      • W75 (cancelled 1973)
      • W79 (1981-1992)
    • 155mm
      • W48 (1963-1992)
      • W74 (cancelled 1973)
      • W82 (cancelled 1983 (W-82-0 Enhanced Radiation) and 1990 (W-82-1 fission only))
  • Missile warheads
    • W4 for SM-62 Snark missile (cancelled 1951)
    • W5 for MGM-1 Matador (1954-1963)
    • W7 for MGR-1 Honest John (1954-1960), Corporal SRBM (1955-1964), Nike Hercules SAM (1958-1960s)
    • W8 for SSM-N-8 Regulus, Gun-type (cancelled 1955)
    • W12 for RIM-8 Talos missile (cancelled 1955)
    • W13 for SM-62 Snark missile and Redstone MRBM (cancelled 1954)
    • W15 for missiles (cancelled 1957)
    • W21 for B-58 bomber, SM-64 Navaho missile (Cancelled 1957)
    • W25 for MB-1 "Ding Dong", later AIR-2 Genie (1957-1984)
    • W27 for SSM-N-8 Regulus missile (1958-1965)
    • W28 for AGM-28 Hound Dog missile, MGM-13 Mace missile (1958-1976)
    • W29 for (cancelled 1955)
    • W30 for RIM-8 Talos missile (1959-1979)
    • W31 for Honest John (1961-1985), Nike Hercules (1960s-1988)
    • W34 for Mk101 Lulu nuclear depth charge, Mk44 ASTOR torpedo, Mk105 bomb (1958-1976)
    • W35 for Atlas ICBM, Titan I ICBM, Thor IRBM, PGM-19 Jupiter (cancelled 1958)
    • W37 (cancelled 1956)
    • W38 for Atlas ICBM and Titan I ICBM (1961-1965)
    • W39 for Redstone MRBM (1958-1964)
    • W40 for MGM-18 Lacrosse SRBM (1959-1964)
    • W41 for (cancelled 1957)
    • W42 for Air to Air and Surface to Air missiles (cancelled 1961)
    • W44 for ASROC (1961-1989)
      1962 test of an ASROC antisubmarine rocket armed with the W44
      1962 test of an ASROC antisubmarine rocket armed with the W44
    • W45 for Little John rocket, RIM-2 Terrier and AGM-12 Bullpup missiles, MADM (1961-1969 (some 1988))
    • W46 for Redstone, Snark, B-58 (cancelled 1958)
    • W47 for Polaris SLBM (1960-1974)
    • W49 for PGM-19 Jupiter (1959-1963) and Thor IRBM (1959-1963)
    • W50 for MGM-31 Pershing (1960-1990)
    • W51 for various (program converted to W54 in 1959)
    • W52 for MGM-29 Sergeant (1962-1977)
    • W53 for LGM-25 Titan II (1962-1987)
    • W54 for Davy Crockett recoilless rifle and AIM-26 Falcon AAM (1961-1972)
    • W55 for Subroc (1965-1989)
    • W56 for Minuteman I and II ICBM (1963-1993)
    • W58 for Polaris A-3 SLBM (1964-1982)
    • W59 for Minuteman I ICBM and Skybolt missile (1962-1969)
    • W60 for Typhon SAM (cancelled 1963)
    • W62 for Minuteman III ICBM, (1970-current service)
    • W63 for Lance SRBM (cancelled 1966)
    • W64 for Lance SRBM (cancelled 1964)
    • W65 for Sprint ABM (cancelled 1968)
    • W66 for Sprint ABM (1970-1975)
    • W67 for Poseidon SLBM and Minuteman III ICBM (cancelled 1967)
    • W68 for Poseidon SLBM (1970-1991)
    • W69 for AGM-69 SRAM (1972-1990)
    • W70 for Lance SRBM (1973-1992)
    • W71 for LIM-49A Spartan ABM (1974-1975; dismantled 1992)
    • W72 for AGM-62 Walleye (1970-1979)
    • W73 for Condor missile (cancelled 1970)
    • W76 for Trident I SLBM (1978-current service)
    • W78 for LGM-30 Minuteman III (1979-current service)
    • W80 for AGM-86 ALCM, AGM-129 ACM and BGM-109 Tomahawk (1981-current service)
    • W81 for Standard missile, based on B61 (cancelled 1986)
    • W84 for BGM-109G Gryphon GLCM (1983-1991)
    • W85 for Pershing II IRBM (1983-1991)
    • W86 for Pershing II IRBM Earth penetrating warhead option (cancelled 1980)
    • W87 for Peacekeeper ICBM (1986-2005) and Minuteman III ICBM (2007-current service)
      • W87-1 for MGM-134 Midgetman ICBM (cancelled 1992)
    • W88 for Trident II SLBM (1988-current service)
    • W89 for AGM-131 SRAM II (cancelled 1991)
    • W91 for SRAM-T (cancelled 1991)

See also Enduring Stockpile. A post-war Little Boy casing mockup. ... A post-war Little Boy casing mockup. ... The Thin Man (formally, Mark 2) nuclear bomb was a proposed plutonium gun-type nuclear bomb which the United States was developing during the Manhattan Project. ... This article is about the nuclear weapon used in World War II. For other uses, see Fat Man (disambiguation). ... This article is about the nuclear weapon used in World War II. For other uses, see Fat Man (disambiguation). ... The Mark 4 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb design produced starting in 1949 and in use until 1953. ... The Mark 5 nuclear bomb (open doors at front are for insertion of nuclear core) 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. ... A Mark 6 nuclear bomb. ... Background Mark 7 nuclear bomb at USAF Museum Mark 7 Thor was the first tactical nuclear bomb adopted by US armed forces. ... A Mark 8 nuclear bomb. ... The Mark 10 nuclear bomb was a proposed American nuclear bomb based on the earlier Mark 8 nuclear bomb design. ... The Mark 11 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb developed from the earlier Mark 8 nuclear bomb in the mid 1950s. ... Mark-12 nuclear bomb The Mark-12 nuclear bomb was a US designed and manufactured lightweight nuclear bomb which was built starting in 1954 and saw service from then until 1962. ... The Mark 13 nuclear bomb and variant W-13 nuclear warhead were an experimental and prototype nuclear weapon developed by the United States from 1951 to 1954. ... Mark 14 nuclear bomb. ... The Castle Union test of the Mark 14 design. ... Mark 15 bomb The Mark 15 nuclear bomb was a 1950s American thermonuclear bomb, the first relatively lightweight (7,600 lb / 3450 kg) thermonuclear bomb created by the United States. ... The Mark 16 nuclear bomb was a large thermonuclear bomb, based on the design of the Ivy Mike, the first hydrogen bomb test fired. ... The mushroom cloud from the Mike shot. ... The Mark 17 and Mark 24 were the first mass produced hydrogen bombs deployed by the United States. ... 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. The Mark 18 had a design yield of 500 kilotons. ... Ivy Kings mushroom cloud. ... The Mark 13 nuclear bomb and variant W-13 nuclear warhead were an experimental and prototype nuclear weapon developed by the United States from 1951 to 1954. ... Template:Missing intro While most of the shots of the Castle series were intended to test weapons intended for immediate stockpile, or which were already available for use as part of the Emergency Capability program, the first shot, Bravo was to test a design which would drastically reduce the size... A black-and-white photograph of the Castle Bravo mushroom cloud. ... The first thermonuclear device test by the University of California Radiation Lab at Livermore was the Morgenstern device which was tested in the Koon shot of Operation Castle. ... The Koon shot of Operation Castle was a test of a University of California Radiation Laboratory designed thermonuclear device. ... The Mark 24 nuclear bomb was an American thermonuclear bomb design, based on the third American thermonuclear bomb test, Castle Yankee. ... The TX-26 was related to the TX-21. ... The Mark 27 nuclear bomb and closely related W27 warhead were two American nuclear weapon designs from the late 1950s. ... B28RE The B28 (originally Mk 28) was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers and bomber aircraft. ... The Mark 39 nuclear bomb and W39 nuclear warhead were versions of an American thermonuclear weapon, which were in service from 1957 to 1966. ... The casing of a B41 thermonuclear bomb. ... The B43 was a United States air-dropped nuclear weapon used by a wide variety of fighter bomber and bomber aircraft. ... The B46 nuclear bomb (or Mk-46) was a tested but never deployed American high-yield thermonuclear bomb which was designed and tested in the late 1950s. ... B53 W53 physics package The B53 with a yield of 9 Mt is one of the most powerful nuclear weapons built by the United States, and one of the last very high-yield thermonuclear bombs in U.S. service. ... The casing of a W-53 nuclear warhead. ... B53 W53 physics package The B53 with a yield of 9 Mt is one of the most powerful nuclear weapons built by the United States, and one of the last very high-yield thermonuclear bombs in U.S. service. ... The B57 nuclear bomb was a low-yield tactical nuclear weapon used by the United States during the Cold War. ... B61 bomb in various stages of assembly. ... The B77 was designed to match the delivery capabilities of the B-1A bomber. ... The B83 nuclear gravity bomb The B83 nuclear weapon is a variable-yield gravity bomb developed by the United States in the late 1970s, entering service in 1983. ... The B90 was an American thermonuclear bomb designed in the mid to late 1980s and cancelled prior to introduction into military service. ... A nuclear artillery shell is a limited yield nuclear weapon delivered by artillery. ... The W19 was an American Nuclear artillery shell, derived from the earlier W9 shell. ... A W9 nuclear artillery shell was tested during the Upshot-Knothole Grable shot in 1953 with a yield of 15 kilotons, the same strength as the Little Boy bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. The W9 was an American nuclear artillery shell fired from a special 11 inch... The W19 was an American Nuclear artillery shell, derived from the earlier W9 shell. ... The W33 was an American nuclear artillery shell, fired from an 8 (203 mm) howitzer. ... The W 75 was the 8 inch equivalent of the W 74. ... A small explosive charge and a fuse in a heavy paper casing, exploded to make noise, as at celebrations. ... The W48 was an American Nuclear artillery shell, fired from a standard 155 mm (6. ... Responding to a 1969 Army request for a replacement for the W48 155 mm artillery shell, Los Alamos started development of the W74. ... Following the cancellation of the W-74, the Army still required a replacement for the W-48, 155 mm aFAP. Originally envisioned as a dual purpose weapon, with interchangeable components to allow the shell to function as either a standard fission bomb, or an enhanced radiation (neutron) bomb, development started... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The W30 was an Ameican nuclear warhead used on the RIM-8 Talos surface to air missile and TADM Tactical Atomic Demolition Munition. ... The Mk 30 Mod 1 Tactical Atomic Demolitions Munition (TADM) was a portable atomic bomb, consisting of a Mk 30 warhead installed in a X-113 case. ... The W31 was an American nuclear warhead used for two US missiles and as an atomic demolition munition. ... Internal components of the Medium Atomic Demolition Munition setup. ... Scientists look at a MADM nuclear landmine casing (warhead is at left. ... The W54 nuclear warhead was used in the man-portable M-388 Davy Crockett projectile. ... H-912 transport container for Mk-54 SADM The Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM) was a United States Navy and Marines project that was demonstrated as feasible in the mid-to-late 1960s, but was never used. ... The Mark 4 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb design produced starting in 1949 and in use until 1953. ... Snark missile launch The Northrop SM-62 Snark was a specialised intercontinental missile with a nuclear warhead briefly operated by the US Strategic Air Command from 1958 until 1961. ... The Mark 5 nuclear bomb (open doors at front are for insertion of nuclear core) 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. ... The Martin MGM-1 Matador was the first operational surface-to-surface cruise missile built by the United States, similar in concept to the German V-1. ... Mark 7 nuclear bomb at USAF Museum Mark 7 Thor was the first tactical nuclear bomb adopted by US armed forces. ... An Honest John rocket on truck. ... The American-made MGM-5 Corporal missile was the first guided weapon authorised by the US to carry a nuclear warhead. ... Nike Hercules missile Nike-Hercules Missile, designation MIM-14 (initially SAM-N-25) was a solid fuel propelled surface-to-air missile, used by US and NATO armed forces for high- and medium-altitude air defense. ... Akash Missile Firing French Air Force Crotale battery Bendix Rim-8 Talos surface to air missile of the US Navy A surface-to-air missile (SAM) is a missile designed to be launched from the ground to destroy aircraft. ... A Mark 8 nuclear bomb. ... A Regulus I missile at the USS Bowfin museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii The SSM-N-8A Regulus cruise missile was the nuclear deterrent weapon employed by the United States Navy from 1955 to 1964. ... W12 is the postal area for Shepherds Bush in Greater London, England A W12 is a 12-cylinder engine in a W configuration. ... A RIM-8G missile. ... NVC community W13 (Taxus baccata woodland), also known as Yew woodland, is one of the woodland communities in the British National Vegetation Classification system; it is the only Yew woodland community in the NVC. This is a very localised community. ... Snark missile launch The Northrop SM-62 Snark was a specialised intercontinental missile with a nuclear warhead briefly operated by the US Strategic Air Command from 1958 until 1961. ... First launched in 1953, the American Redstone rocket was a direct descendant of the German V-2. ... Mark 15 bomb The Mark 15 nuclear bomb was a 1950s American thermonuclear bomb, the first relatively lightweight (7,600 lb / 3450 kg) thermonuclear bomb created by the United States. ... The W21 utilized the physics package of the TX-21 bomb and was intended to be utilized in the B-58 pod and for the Navajo missile. ... The Convair B-58 Hustler was a high-speed jet bomber developed for the Strategic Air Command during the late 1950s. ... The SM-64 Navaho was the last-built in a line of intermediate-range ballistic missiles designed by North American Aviation in the late 1950s for the U.S. Air Force. ... The W25 was a small nuclear warhead developed by the United States Air Force for air-defense use. ... An AIR-2 Genie on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force A Convair F-106 of the California Air National Guard fires an inert version of the Genie Plumbbob John Nuclear Test, a live test of nuclear AIR-2A Genie rocket on July 19th 1957. ... The Mark 27 nuclear bomb and closely related W27 warhead were two American nuclear weapon designs from the late 1950s. ... A Regulus I missile at the USS Bowfin museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii The SSM-N-8A Regulus cruise missile was the nuclear deterrent weapon employed by the United States Navy from 1955 to 1964. ... B28RE B28FI The B28 (originally Mk 28) was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers and bomber aircraft. ... The North American AGM-28 Hound Dog was the first air-launched nuclear stand-off missile developed by the United States. ... // Background CGM-13 launch from a hardened bunker. ... 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. ... The W30 was an Ameican nuclear warhead used on the RIM-8 Talos surface to air missile and TADM Tactical Atomic Demolition Munition. ... A RIM-8G missile. ... The W31 was an American nuclear warhead used for two US missiles and as an atomic demolition munition. ... The W34 was an American nuclear bomb developed and deployed during the mid 1960s. ... Mark 44. ... The XW-35 was designed from the outset as a thermonuclear warhead for the first generation of ICBMs. ... Atlas missile launch from Cape Canaveral in 1957 Atlas was a missile built by the Convair Division of General Dynamics. ... The Titan I was the United States first true multistage ICBM. It was the first in a series of Titan rockets, but was unique among them in that it used LOX and RP-1 as its fuels, while the later versions all used storable fuels instead. ... Thor-Ablestar Thor was the United Statess first operational ballistic missile. ... Jupiter IRBM mobile missile The PGM-19 Jupiter was an intermediate-range ballistic missile of the United States Air Force. ... The XW-37 was a high yield version of the XW-31 intended for use in the Nike Hercules surface-to-air missile. ... It has been suggested that W38 warhead be merged into this article or section. ... Atlas missile launch from Cape Canaveral in 1957 Atlas was a missile built by the Convair Division of General Dynamics. ... The Titan I was the United States first true multistage ICBM. It was the first in a series of Titan rockets, but was unique among them in that it used LOX and RP-1 as its fuels, while the later versions all used storable fuels instead. ... The Mark 39 nuclear bomb and W39 nuclear warhead were versions of an American thermonuclear weapon, which were in service from 1957 to 1966. ... First launched in 1953, the American Redstone rocket was a direct descendant of the German V-2. ... The W40 nuclear warhead was an American nuclear warhead developed in the late 1950s and which saw service from 1959 to 1972. ... The MGM-18 Lacrosse was a short-ranged tactical ballistic weapon intended for close support of ground troops. ... W41 would have been the designation of the XW 41 which was the warhead version of the TX/XW-41 weapon which started development in 1955. ... In December 1957 the Army requested the AEC to develop a nuclear warhead for the HAWK low-to-medium altitude surface to air missile. ... The W44 was an American nuclear warhead used on the ASROC tactical anti-submarine missile system. ... An older Matchbox ASROC launcher, phased out in the 1990s ASROC (for Anti-Submarine ROCket) is an urgent-attack, all-weather, all sea-conditions anti-submarine missile system, developed by the United States Navy, and installed on over 200 surface ships, generally cruisers and destroyers. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An older Matchbox ASROC launcher, phased out in the 1990s ASROC (for Anti-Submarine ROCket) is an urgent-attack, all-weather, all sea-conditions anti-submarine missile system, developed by the United States Navy, and installed on over 200 surface ships, generally cruisers and destroyers. ... The W44 was an American nuclear warhead used on the ASROC tactical anti-submarine missile system. ... Internal components of the Medium Atomic Demolition Munition setup. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Terrier (rocket). ... The AGM-12 Bullpup is an air-to-ground missile which was used on the A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder and F-4 Phantom among others. ... 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. ... The W47 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on thePolaris A-1 sub-launched ballistic missile system. ... Polaris A-3 on launch pad in Cape Canaveral The Polaris missile was a submarine-launched, two-stage solid-fuel nuclear-armed ballistic missile (SLBM) built during the Cold War by Lockheed for the United States Navy. ... The W49 was an American thermonuclear warhead, used on the Thor, Atlas, Jupiter, and Titan I ballistic missile systems. ... Jupiter IRBM mobile missile The PGM-19 Jupiter was an intermediate-range ballistic missile of the United States Air Force. ... Thor-Ablestar Thor was the United Statess first operational ballistic missile. ... The W-50 or W50 thermonuclear warhead is a nuclear bomb used on the MGM-31 Pershing intermediate range nuclear missile. ... Pershing was a family of solid-fueled two-stage medium-range ballistic missiles designed and built by Martin Marietta to replace the PGM-11 Redstone missile as the Armys primary theater-level weapon. ... The W54 nuclear warhead was used in the man-portable M-388 Davy Crockett projectile. ... The W54 nuclear warhead was used in the man-portable M-388 Davy Crockett projectile. ... The W52 was a thermonuclear warhead for the MGM-29 Sergeant Short range Ballistic Missile used by the United States Army from 1962 to 1977. ... MGM-29 Sergeant in flight The MGM-29 Sergeant was an American short-range, solid fuel, surface-to-surface missile. ... The casing of a W-53 nuclear warhead. ... Titan II launch vehicle launching Gemini 11 (Sept. ... The W54 nuclear warhead was used in the man-portable M-388 Davy Crockett projectile. ... Davy Crockett mounted to a recoilless rifle on a tripod The M-388 Davy Crockett was a tactical nuclear recoilless rifle projectile that was deployed by the United States during the Cold War. ... The Hughes AIM-26 Falcon was a larger, more powerful version of the AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missile. ... A US Navy VF-103 Jolly Rogers F-14 Tomcat fighter launches an AIM-54 Phoenix long-range air-to-air missile. ... The W55 was an American thermonuclear warhead used as the warhead for the SUBROC antisubmarine rocket system. ... A Subroc was a type of submarine launched rocket intended for use as an anti-submarine weapon. ... The W56 is an American thermonuclear warhead produced starting in 1963 which saw service until 1993, on the Minuteman I and II ICBMs. ... The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). ... The W58 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on the Polaris A-3 submarine launched ballistic missile. ... Polaris A-3 on launch pad in Cape Canaveral The Polaris missile was a submarine-launched, two-stage solid-fuel nuclear-armed ballistic missile (SLBM) built during the Cold War by Lockheed for the United States Navy. ... The W59 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on some Minuteman I ICBM missiles from 1962-1969. ... The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). ... The W60 was designed to be the very small nuclear warhead of the Navys long range Typhoon LR surface to air missile. ... 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 still in service as of early 2006. ... The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). ... The W-63 was the Lawrence Livermore Laboratorys entry into a brief competition between Livermore and Los Alamos to design a warhead for the Armys Lance tactical surface to surface missile. ... The W-64 nuclear warhead was the Los Alamos Laboratorys entry into a brief competition between Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Los Alamos to design an enhanced-radiation nuclear warhead (i. ... The W-65 was the Lawrence Livermore Labs competitor for the warhead of the Sprint Anti-Ballistic Missile. ... The Sprint was a United States Army anti-ballistic missile. ... An anti-ballistic missile (ABM) is a missile designed to counter ballistic missiles. ... The W-66 thermonuclear warhead was used on the LIM-100A Sprint ABM missile system, designed to be a short range interceptor to shoot down incoming ICBM warheads. ... The Sprint was a United States Army anti-ballistic missile. ... 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. ... Poseidon missile The Poseidon missile was the second US Navy ballistic missile system, powered by a two-stage solid fuel rocket. ... The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). ... The W68 warhead was the warhead used on the UGM-73 Poseidon SLBM missile. ... Poseidon missile The Poseidon missile was the second US Navy ballistic missile system, powered by a two-stage solid fuel rocket. ... W69 is the name of a United States nuclear warhead used in Short-Range Attack Missiles. ... The Boeing AGM-69 SRAM (Short-range attack missile) was a nuclear air-to-surface missile designed to replace the older AGM-28 Hound Dog stand-off missile. ... Hurricane111 17:00, 27 December 2005 (UTC) . Category: ... The W-71 nuclear warhead was a US thermonuclear warhead developed and deployed for use on the LIM-49A Spartan Anti-ballistic missile defense system briefly deployed by the US in the 1970s. ... Launch of a Spartan The Spartan, designation LIM-49A, was a United States Army anti-ballistic missile. ... The W54 nuclear warhead was used in the man-portable M-388 Davy Crockett projectile. ... AGM-62 Walleye loaded on board an aircraft The AGM-62 Walleye is a television-guided glide bomb which was produced by Martin Marietta and used during the 1960s. ... The W73 was an American nuclear warhead for the AGM-53 Condor air to surface missile. ... The W76 warhead and Mk-4 reentry vehicle (cutaway diagram) - Los Alamos National Labs image The W76 is a United States thermonuclear warhead. ... This article contains technical information about the Trident ballistic missile. ... W78 warheads are contained inside the MK12-A reentry vehicles of the LGM-30G Minuteman III. The W-78 thermonuclear warhead is the warhead used on most of the US LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM, along with the Mk-12A reentry vehicle which carried the warhead. ... The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). ... A W80 nuclear warhead. ... The Boeing AGM-86B and AGM-86C ALCM are sub-sonic air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) operated by the United States Air Force. ... “ACM” redirects here. ... The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile. ... W81 warhead and SM-2 missile The W-81 thermonuclear warhead was a planned US warhead to be mounted on the SM-2 surface to air missile used by the US Navy. ... The Standard Missile is a type of surface-to-air missile (SAM) originally developed for the United States Navy. ... The W84 is an American thermonuclear warhead designed for use on the BGM-109G Gryphon Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM). ... The Ground Launched Cruise Missile, or GLCM, (designated BGM-109G, and commonly called Gryphon) was the US Air Forces answer to the portable medium range nuclear missiles deployed by the Soviet Union in Eastern Bloc European countries during the latter years of the Cold War. ... The W85 is a nuclear warhead developed by the United States of America to arm the Pershing II missile. ... Pershing was a family of solid-fueled two-stage medium-range ballistic missiles designed and built by Martin Marietta to replace the PGM-11 Redstone missile as the Armys primary theater-level weapon. ... The W86 was an American thermonuclear warhead with earth-penetrating characteristics (see Nuclear bunker buster) which was intended for use on the Pershing II IRBM missile. ... Pershing was a family of solid-fueled two-stage medium-range ballistic missiles designed and built by Martin Marietta to replace the PGM-11 Redstone missile as the Armys primary theater-level weapon. ... The Mk21 Re-entry Vehicles shown here for the LGM-118A Peacekeeper contain W87 warheads. ... Test launch of a Peacekeeper ICBM by the 1st Strategic Aerospace Division (1 STRAD), Vandenberg AFB, CA (USAF) The LGM-118A Peacekeeper was a land-based ICBM deployed by the United States starting in 1986. ... The LGM-30 Minuteman is a United States nuclear missile, a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). ... The Mk21 Re-entry Vehicles shown here for the LGM-118A Peacekeeper contain W87 warheads. ... A Midgetman test launch The MGM-134 Midgetman, also known as the SICBM (see below), was an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the United States of America. ... In 1999, information came out implying that in some U.S. designs, the primary (top) is prolate, while the secondary (bottom) is spherical. ... This article contains technical information about the Trident ballistic missile. ... The W89 was an American thermonuclear warhead design intended for use on the AGM-131 SRAM II air to ground nuclear missile. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Subsidence craters left over after underground nuclear (test) explosions Bunker-busting nuclear weapons, also known as earth-penetrating weapons (EPW), are a type of nuclear weapon designed to penetrate into soil, rock, or concrete to deliver a nuclear warhead to a target. ... The Reliable Replacement Warhead also known as RRW is a controversial new design American nuclear warhead and bomb family that its supporters claim will be simple and reliable and provide a long lasting, low maintenance future nuclear force for the United States. ... The Enduring Stockpile is the name of the United Statess arsenal of nuclear weapons following the end of the Cold War. ...


Common nuclear primaries

A number of American weapons designs shared common components between several designs. These include publicly identified models listed below.

Common nuclear fission primaries
Model Used in these weapons
Python primary B28 W28 W40 W49
Boa primary W30 W52
Robin primary W38 W45 W47
Tsetse primary B43 W44 W50 B57 W59
Kinglet primary W55 W58
B61 Family B61 W69 W73 W80 W81 W84 W85 W86 (W89 ?) (B90 ?)

According to researcher Chuck Hansen, the W-34 Python was a gas-boosted fission primary used in several designs of American thermonuclear weapons. ... B28RE The B28 (originally Mk 28) was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers and bomber aircraft. ... B28RE B28FI The B28 (originally Mk 28) was a thermonuclear bomb carried by U.S. tactical fighter bombers and bomber aircraft. ... The W40 nuclear warhead was an American nuclear warhead developed in the late 1950s and which saw service from 1959 to 1972. ... The W49 was an American thermonuclear warhead, used on the Thor, Atlas, Jupiter, and Titan I ballistic missile systems. ... The W30 was an Ameican nuclear warhead used on the RIM-8 Talos surface to air missile and TADM Tactical Atomic Demolition Munition. ... The W52 was a thermonuclear warhead for the MGM-29 Sergeant Short range Ballistic Missile used by the United States Army from 1962 to 1977. ... It has been suggested that W38 warhead be merged into this article or section. ... Internal components of the Medium Atomic Demolition Munition setup. ... The W47 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on thePolaris A-1 sub-launched ballistic missile system. ... The Tsetse was the common design nuclear fission bomb core for several Cold War designs for American nuclear and thermonuclear weapons, according to researcher Chuck Hansen. ... The B43 was a United States air-dropped nuclear weapon used by a wide variety of fighter bomber and bomber aircraft. ... The W44 was an American nuclear warhead used on the ASROC tactical anti-submarine missile system. ... Supernova remnant W50 lies 16,000 light years away, in the constellation of Aquila. ... The B57 nuclear bomb was a low-yield tactical nuclear weapon used by the United States during the Cold War. ... The W59 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on some Minuteman I ICBM missiles from 1962-1969. ... Kinglet was a boosted fission primary used in two designs of American thermonuclear weapons, the W-55 and the W-58; 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. ... The W55 was an American thermonuclear warhead used as the warhead for the SUBROC antisubmarine rocket system. ... The W58 was an American thermonuclear warhead used on the Polaris A-3 submarine launched ballistic missile. ... The B61 Family are a series of thermonuclear bombs and thermonuclear warheads based on the B61 nuclear bomb. ... B61 bomb in various stages of assembly. ... W69 is the name of a United States nuclear warhead used in Short-Range Attack Missiles. ... The W73 was an American nuclear warhead for the AGM-53 Condor air to surface missile. ... A W80 nuclear warhead. ... W81 warhead and SM-2 missile The W-81 thermonuclear warhead was a planned US warhead to be mounted on the SM-2 surface to air missile used by the US Navy. ... The W84 is an American thermonuclear warhead designed for use on the BGM-109G Gryphon Ground Launched Cruise Missile (GLCM). ... The W85 is a nuclear warhead developed by the United States of America to arm the Pershing II missile. ... The W86 was an American thermonuclear warhead with earth-penetrating characteristics (see Nuclear bunker buster) which was intended for use on the Pershing II IRBM missile. ... The W89 was an American thermonuclear warhead design intended for use on the AGM-131 SRAM II air to ground nuclear missile. ... The B90 was an American thermonuclear bomb designed in the mid to late 1980s and cancelled prior to introduction into military service. ...

Soviet Union/Russia

At the peak of its arsenal, Russia possessed around 16,000 nuclear weapons in its stockpile, rivaled only by the United States for the size of its arsenal. Russia possesses one of the two largest stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in the world (the United States possess the other). ...

  • Tests
  • Torpedoes
    • 53-58 torpedo with 10 kiloton RDS-9 warhead
    • VA-111 Shkval
  • Bombs
    • RDS-1, 22 kiloton bomb. Tested 29 August 1949 as "First Light" (Joe 1). Total of 5 stockpiled
    • RDS-2, 38 kiloton bomb. Tested 24 September 1951 as "Second Light." The RDS-2 was an entirely Russian design, delayed by development of the RDS-1
    • RDS-3, 42 kiloton bomb. First Soviet bomb tested in an airdrop on 18 October 1951. First 'mass produced" Soviet bomb
    • RDS-31, 62 kiloton bomb. Tested 24 October 1954. The RDS-31 was an improved RDS-3 with external neutron generator
    • RDS-4, "Tatyana" 42 kiloton bomb. The RDS-4 was smaller and lighter than previous Soviet Bombs.
    • RDS-6, also known as RDS-6S, or "sloika" or 'layer cake" gaining about 20% of its yield from fusion. RDS-6 was tested on 12 August 1953. Yield 400 kilotons
    • RDS-7, a backup for the RDS-6, the RDS-7 was a 500 kiloton all fission bomb comparable to the US Mk-18, development dropped after success of the RDS-6S
    • RDS-27, 250 kiloton bomb, a 'boosted' fission bomb tested 6 November 1955.
    • RDS-37, 1.6 megaton bomb, the first Soviet two-stage hydrogen bomb, tested 22 November 1955
    • RDS-220 Tsar Bomba an extremely large three stage 50 to 150 megaton bomb
  • ICBM Missiles
    • RDS-9, 40 kiloton warhead [1] for R-5M MRBM (SS-3)
    • RDS-37 3 megaton warhead [2] for R7 Semyorka / SS-6 ICBM
    • RDS-46 5 megaton warhead [3] for R-7A Semyorka / SS-6]] ICBM
    • 8F17 3 megaton [4] warhead for R-16 / SS-7 ICBM
    • 8F115 and 8F116 5-6 megaton [5] warhead for R-16 / SS-7 ICBM
    • Unknown model warheads for R-9 / SS-8 Sasan ICBM
    • 15F42 1.2 megaton warhead for UR 100U / SS-11 Mod 3 Sego ICBM
    • Unknown model 750 kiloton to 1.0 megaton warhead for RT-2 / SS-13 Mod 1 Savage ICBM
    • 15F1r 750 kiloton to 1.65 megaton warhead for RT-2 / SS-13 Mod 2 Savage ICBM
    • Unknown model 466 kiloton warhead for RT-2 / SS-13 Mod 3 Savage ICBM
    • Unknown model 500 kiloton warhead for RT-20 / SS-15 Scrooge ICBM
    • Unknown model 1.5 megaton warhead for RT-20 / SS-15 Scrooge ICBM
    • Unknown model 650 kiloton to 1.5 megaton warheads for RT-21 Temp 2S SS-16 Sinner ICBM
    • Unknown model 300-750 kiloton warheads for MR-UR-100 Sotka / SS-17 Spanker Mod 1 ICBM
    • Unknown model 4-6 megaton warhead for MR-UR-100 Sotka / SS-17 Spanker Mod 2 ICBM
    • 8F675 (Mod2) 20 megaton warhead for R-36M2 / SS-18 Satan ICBM
    • 8F021 2 or 5 megaton warheads for R-36MP / SS-18 Satan ICBM (3 MIRV warheads)
    • unknown 550 kiloton warheads for R-36M2 / SS-18 Satan ICBM (10 MIRV warheads)
    • Unknown model 750 kiloton warheads for R-36M2 / SS-18 Satan ICBM (10 MIRV warheads)
    • Unknown model 550 kiloton warheads for UR-100N / SS-19 Mod 1 Stilleto ICBM (6 MIRV warheads)
    • Unknown model 2.5-5 megaton warhead for UR-100N / SS-19 Mod 2 Stilleto ICBM
    • Unknown model 550 kiloton warheads for RT-23 Molodets / SS-24 Scalpel ICBM (10 MIRV warheads)
    • Unknown model 550 kiloton warhead for RT-2PM Topol / SS-25 Sickle ICBM
    • Unknown model 550 kiloton warhead for RT-2UTTH Topol M / SS-27 ICBM
  • Various tactical nuclear weapons including "suitcase bombs"

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is said to have an arsenal of 350 nuclear weapons stockpiled as of 2001. The United Kingdom is one of the five official nuclear weapon states under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has an independent nuclear deterrent. ...


Although the stockpile of "operationally available warheads" was reduced from 300 to less than 200 in 1998. [citation needed]

Blue Danube was the first operational British nuclear weapon. ... In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequenly refined in terms of other characteristics. ... Violet Club was a nuclear weapon deployed by the United Kingdom during the cold war. ... A Red Beard weapon on its bomb trolley, fitted with a bomb-carrier prior to loading into a Canberra bomber. ... An inert bomb originally used for training, shown here on its trolley in a museum WE.177 was the last British air-launched nuclear bomb. ... Type Nuclear stand-off missile Nationality UK Era Cold War Launch platform Aircraft Target History Builder Avro Date of design Production period Service duration 1963-1970 Operators UK RAF Variants One/mod for low-level delivery Number built 53 operational live rounds Specifications Type Diameter 1. ... Red Snow was a British thermonuclear weapon. ... An inert bomb originally used for training, shown here on its trolley in a museum WE.177 was the last British air-launched nuclear bomb. ... Blue Peacock—dubbed the chicken-powered nuclear bomb—was the codename of a British project in the 1950s with the goal to store a number of ten-kiloton nuclear mines in the Rhine area in Germany, to be placed at nearby target locations in the case of war. ...

Canada

Canada has not maintained a stockpile of nuclear weapons since 1984. The Government of Canada does not possess any weapons of mass destruction and has signed treaties repudiating possession of them. ...

  • Missiles
    • AIR-2 Genie (1961-1984)

An AIR-2 Genie on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force A Convair F-106 of the California Air National Guard fires an inert version of the Genie Plumbbob John Nuclear Test, a live test of nuclear AIR-2A Genie rocket on July 19th 1957. ...

France

France is said to have an arsenal of 350 nuclear weapons stockpiled as of 2002. It has been suggested that Force de frappe be merged into this article or section. ...

  • Bombs
    • AN 11
    • AN 22
    • AN 52
  • Missile warheads

The AN-11 was Frances first nuclear weapon, developed to arm the Force de frappe. ... The AN-22 was Frances second air-dropped nuclear weapon. ... The AN-52 was a French tactical nuclear weapon carried by fighter bomber aircraft. ... The MR 31 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead to be launched with the S2 missile. ... The MR 41 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead to be launched with the M1 and M2 missiles in Redoutable class ballistic missile submarines. ... The AN 51 is based upon the MR 50 which is the same physics package as used in the AN 52 bomb, the AN 51 was the warhead for the Pluton short range missile used by the Armée de Terre. ... The AN 52 bomb utilized the same MR 50 device as the AN 51 missile warhead. ... The 1 megaton TN 60 missile warhead entered service in early 1977 as an interim warhead for the MSBS M20 SLBM. The TN 60 was the first French warhead hardened to penetrate the Russian ABM defenses around Moscow. ... The TN 61 was a French nuclear warhead. ... The TN 70 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead which was used on submarine-launched ballistic missiles in Redoutable class ballistic missile submarines. ... The TN 71 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead which was used on submarine-launched ballistic missiles in Redoutable class ballistic missile submarines. ... The TN 75 is a French-built thermonuclear warhead used on Frances M45 submarine-launched ballistic missiles, carried by Le Triomphant class submarines. ... 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. ... The French TN 81 nuclear warhead equips the Air-Sol Moyenne Portée (ASMP) medium-range air to surface missile, a component of the Force de frappe French nuclear deterrent. ... France developed the TN-90 for the Hadès tactical missile. ...

China

China is believed to possess around 400 nuclear weapons, but has released very little information about the contents of its arsenal. The Peoples Republic of China is estimated by the U.S. Government to have an arsenal of about 150 nuclear weapons as of 1999. ...

  • Missiles:
    • DF-3A
    • DF-4
    • DF-5
    • DF-21
    • DF-31
    • JL-1
    • JL-2

596 is the codename of the Peoples Republic of Chinas first nuclear weapons test. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the DF-3A represents Chinas main missile system. ... Dong Feng 4 is a two-stage Chinese medium-range missile with liquid fuel (Nitric acid/UDMH). ... The DF-5 is a 3 stage Chinese ICBM. It has a length 32. ... The Dong-Feng 21 represents Chinas first solid-fuel land-based missile. ... The Dong Feng 31 (a. ... The image above is proposed for deletion. ... The JL-2 is a Chinese Submarine-launched ballistic missile with a range of 8,000 kilometers, currently in development for use in a new SSBN, Type 094. ...

India

India is said to possess between 60-120 nuclear weapons, although not many are thought to be ready for use. The specifications of its weapons are not public. India is believed to possess an arsenal of nuclear weapons and maintains intermediate-range ballistic missiles to deliver them. ...

The Smiling Buddha was the first nuclear test explosion by India on May 18, 1974 at Pokhran. ... Operation Shakti refers to the second round of nuclear tests conducted by India on May 11 and May 13, 1998. ... Agni I is a ballistic missile system that was first tested by India on January 25, 2002. ... The Agni II is a rail-mobile, two-stage, nuclear-capable missile with a solid propulsion engine. ... The Agni missile is an IRBM developed under the India. ... Prithvi is the short range ballistic missile developed by India under the IGMDP. It has a range of upto 150 to 300 km with variants for Land and Sea/Sub-Surface roles (Dhanush (Bow)) targeting surface targets. ... Prithvi is the short range ballistic missile developed by India under the IGMDP. It has a range of upto 150 to 300 km with variants for Land and Sea/Sub-Surface roles (Dhanush (Bow)) targeting surface targets. ... Prithvi is the short range ballistic missile developed by India under the IGMDP. It has a range of upto 150 to 300 km with variants for Land and Sea/Sub-Surface roles (Dhanush (Bow)) targeting surface targets. ... Akash SAM Test Firing Akash (Sanskrit for Sky, sometimes spelt Aakash) is under development as part of Indias Integrated Guided Missile Development Program and DRDO to achieve self-sufficiency in the area of surface-to-air missiles. ... Trishul is the name of a short range surface-to-air missile developed by India as a part of IGMDP project. ... The BrahMos is a supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. ...

Iran

Persistent rumors throughout the 1990s that Iran had obtained ex-Soviet nuclear weapons have never been confirmed or conclusively refuted. This article is about Iran and weapons of mass destruction. ...


Iran is actively seeking nuclear capability, which they state is not for military use.


Many experts have concluded that Iran's contemporary late 1990s and 2000 formerly covert uranium enrichment program was part of a secret nuclear weapons program. Iran disputes this conclusion. As of April 2007, the International Atomic Energy Agency and United Nations Security Council are involved in addressing this question. Also unconfirmed reports from April 12, 2007 Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, announced that Iran has enriched uranium. As of April 13, 2007 Iran now demands to be seen as a nuclear power.[citation needed] The UN has voted to sanction Iran if it doesn't shut down its uranium enriching facilities. Recently Iran has failed to meet the deadline. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. ... “Security Council” redirects here. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Israel

Israel is widely believed to possess a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons and missiles, estimated at 75-130 and 100-200[1] warheads, but refuses officially to confirm or deny whether it has a nuclear weapon program, leaving the details of any such weapons unclear. Mordechai Vanunu, a former nuclear technician for Israel, confirmed the existence of a nuclear weapons program in 1986. Israel is widely believed to possess a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons,[1] and maintains intercontinental-range ballistic missiles to deliver them. ... Mordechai Vanunu in the garden of St. ...


Unconfirmed rumors have hinted at tactical nuclear artillery shells, light fission bombs and missile warheads, and perhaps thermonuclear missile warheads. [2]


Pakistan

Pakistan is believed to possess around 40 HEU based nuclear weapons, however the specifications of these are not available. Pakistan started focusing on nuclear development in January 1972 under the leadership of Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. ... Enriched uranium is uranium whose uranium-235 content has been increased through the process of isotope separation. ...


Missiles

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North Korea

North Korea claims to possess nuclear weapons, however, the specifications of its systems are not public. On 9 October 2006, North Korea carried out an alleged nuclear test. (See 2006 North Korean nuclear test) North Korea claims to possess nuclear weapons, and the CIA asserts that it has a substantial arsenal of chemical weapons. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 North Korean nuclear test was the detonation of a nuclear device conducted on October 9, 2006 by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. ...


South Africa

South Africa built six or seven gun-type weapons. All constructed weapons were verified by International Atomic Energy Agency and other international observers to have been dismantled, along with the complete weapons program, and their highly enriched uranium was reprocessed back into low enriched form unsuitable for weapons. South Africa developed six or seven gun-type fission nuclear weapons in the 1980s. ... The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. ... Enriched uranium is uranium whose uranium-235 content has been increased through the process of isotope separation. ...


See also

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References

  • Holloway, David, "Stalin and the Bomb," New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1994, ISBN 0-300-06056-4.
  • Zaloga, Steven J., "The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword" Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002, ISBN1-58834-007-4.
  • Hansen, Chuck. U.S. Nuclear Weapons. Arlington, Texas, Areofax, Inc., 1988. ISBN 0-517-56740-7.
  • Gibson, James N. "Nuclear Weapons of the United States," Altglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing, 1996, ISBN 0-7643-0063-0.
  • Cochran, Thomas, Arkin, William, Hoenig, Milton "Nuclear Weapons Databook, Volume I, U.S. Nuclear Forces and Capabilities," Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ballinger Pub. Co., 1984, ISBN 0-88410-173-8.
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  1. ^ Normark, Magnus, Anders Lindblad, Anders Norqvist, Björn Sandström and Louise Waldenström. "Israel and WMD: Incentives and Capabilities." Swedish Defence Research Agency FOI-R--1734--SE December 2005 <http://www.foi.se/FOI/templates/Page____4657.aspx>
  2. ^ The Samson option: Israel's nuclear arsenal and American foreign policy, Hersh, Seymour M., New York, Random House, 1991, ISBN 0-394-57006-5

External links

  • CNS Resources on South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program indicates that "most international experts conclude that South Africa has completed its nuclear disarmament. South Africa is the first and to date only country to build nuclear weapons and then entirely dismantle its nuclear weapons program."

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List of nuclear weapons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1317 words)
Note: US nuclear weapons of all types (bombs, warheads, shells, and others) are numbered in the same sequence starting with the Mark 1 and (as of March 2006) ending with the W-91 missile warhead (which was cancelled prior to introduction into service).
France is said to have an arsenal of 350 nuclear weapons stockpiled as of 2002.
All constructed weapons were verified by IAEA and other international observers to have been dismantled, along with the complete weapons program, and their highly enriched Uranium was reprocessed back into low enriched form unsuitable for weapons.
Nuclear weapon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2604 words)
The detonation of a nuclear weapon is accompanied by a blast of neutron radiation.
Nuclear weapons were symbols of military and national power, and nuclear testing was often used both to test new designs as well as to send political messages.
Nuclear weapons have been at the heart of many national and international political disputes, and have played a major part in popular culture since their dramatic public debut in the 1940s, and have usually symbolized the ultimate ability of mankind to utilize the strength of nature for destruction.
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