The Nuclear Bunker Buster

rep.jpgThe Nuclear Bunker Buster

This animation depicts a proposed weapon with a one megaton yield. The funding for this weapon was cut in 2005 defense appropriations. However, the United States still has a B61-11 nuclear ‘bunker buster’ in its arsenal which has a 400 kiloton yield, which could still cause hundreds of thousands of deaths and spread radiation to other countries.

3 thoughts on “The Nuclear Bunker Buster

  1. Pingback: reprinting: I tell Rockefeller old man, please do not drop bunker-buster on Mount Fuji. « 3.11 Artificial earthquakes

  2. I think that if the United States were to produce and use “nuclear bunker busters”, then we should be using a much smaller scale fusion device as opposed to the current fission type bombs. Uranium 235 can only explode at a supercritical mass, therefore it can not be made as small as you want. But, a fusion bomb (although usually having a higher yeald than fission bombs) can be shrunk down to a much much smaller scale, and will cause little to no radioactive fallout if it has a lead tamper. These properties would solve mosrt of the problems that would usually occur in a fission type bomb, such as the immense explosion and the radioactive debris that would be more destructive than the explosion itself. A bunker buster is meant to destroy bunkers, and a full scale nuclear fission bomb would just be too big and would cause the brutal hell-like death of millions of innocent lives, but a fusion device could be just big enough to blow up the bunker.

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