Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology
October 25, 2011
The largest active nuclear bomb in the US arsenal is now 1.2 megatons
The United States has dismantled its last B53 9 megaton nuclear bomb.
The next biggest bomb is the B83 which is 1.2 megatons. The B53 weighed 10,000 pounds and was the size of a minivan.
The B53's disassembly ends the era of big megaton bombs, he said. The bombs' size helped compensate for their lack of accuracy.
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