Skip to comments.100 Soviet-Era "Backpack" Sized Nuclear Weapons Could Be Missing
Posted on 07/28/2020 7:02:27 PM PDT by AggregateThreat
ere's What You Need to Remember: A suitcase nuke is essentially a nuclear device so small, it could be transported in a backpack or in a persons luggage.
Tactical nuclear weapons compacts, small-yield atomic bombs that are not necessarily designed to be rained down on cities from bomber aircraft, nor delivered via Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, but could be an artillery shell, a nuclear torpedo, landmine, or other small and easily transportable devices.
One of these tactical nuclear devices is the so-called backpack or suitcase nuke essentially a nuclear device so small, it could be transported in a backpack or in a persons luggage.
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Squantos tells me, not only is it preposterous on it’s face, but that these weapons would be nearly impossible to A) activate and B) maintain without massive state support. Within a short time they become inert.
Do I have it kinda-right Squantos?
We had detailed discussions on this topic here many years ago.
Bottom line: These things need serious ongoing maintenance by knowledgeable folks, and are very hazardous to your health if you just stick them in your basement and forget about them. ;-)
Probably left them at a Military Base when they abandoned it
I would guess that these things need a lot of specialized, complex maintenance to remain functional. But who knows?
i’d think the triggers are shot by now...
Gosh, I hope our enemies don’t learn how lost and devastated the American people would be if one went off in DC and vaporized our beloved leaders, bureaucrats and lobbyists. We need to keep that a big secret!
Not to be confused with The Breadbox Nuke or Fanny Pack Nuke.
Plenty of rogue states out there that would want to support the viability of weapons like that.
.... or were never there in the first place, like Lieutenant Kije.
But only a handful of states have the wherewithall and expertise.
“... and are very hazardous to your health if you just stick them in your basement and forget about them.”
Kinda like progressive children, then.
Like most complicated mechanical things, nuclear weapons have a limited shelf life and require maintenance and replacement of components and materials that age out. Thus, after enough time, nuclear weapons that are not maintained are no longer operable. Granted, the baseball-sized chunk of fissile material in a backpack nuke would remain dangerous, but at least a nuclear detonation would no longer be possible even if the armament code can be broken or overridden.
That’s all it takes, really.
We’ve known that for years, decades, even.
Never mind a snuke in Hillary’s snizz.
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