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50 fun nuclear bomb facts...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dusty Lipschitz, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. zorak

    zorak Member

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  2. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    and it keeps on going.
    that was fun, thanks dusty.
     
  3. serpent of the light

    serpent of the light Member

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  4. juggernaut

    juggernaut Member

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    7. Number currently in the stockpile (2002): 10,600 (7,982 deployed, 2,700 hedge/contingency stockpile)

    36. Number of U.S. nuclear tests in Nevada: 911

    mommy, where does cancer come from?
     
  5. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    44. Number of U.S. nuclear bombs lost in accidents and never recovered: 11

    50. Estimated 1998 spending on all U.S. nuclear weapons and weapons-related programs: $35,100,000,000 :confused:
     
  6. PAYROLL

    PAYROLL Guest

    fact #50. 'nuff said. i bet nuclear weapons engineers keep big ol' bankrolls. and run up on one with a pussy ass glock--his crew will vaporize your hood with a ten megaton blast. now that's gangsta...
     
  7. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    jesus f-ing christ......
     
  8. sneak

    sneak Guest

    how many times (that we dnt know about) do u think we been close to world destrction?
     
  9. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    i dont know if its mentioned on that link, but in the 60s a nuke was accidentally dropped on my hometown (theres an AFB there) it didnt explode obviously, but when it was recovered it was learned that 5 of the 6 failsafe switches malfunctioned, i think parts of the bomb were never recovered im not sure. just one failsafe away from destruction of the east coast. ahhhhh.
     
  10. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

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    geez...so does this show that we have spent more on weaponry than on anything else in history???
     
  11. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    First Things First: It Did Happen
    Just after midnight on 24 January 1961, a B-52G Stratofortress bomber stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC, broke up in mid-air and crashed 12 miles north of the base near the cross-roads of Faro, NC.

    The aircraft ejected two hydrogen bombs as it fell.

    Official Word
    Below is the Pentagon's brief narrative of the incident, a copy of which was provided this project by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (hereafter SIPRI or Stockholm Institute):

    During a B-52 airborne alert mission structural failure of the right wing resulted in two weapons separating from the aircraft during aircraft breakup at 2,000 - 10,000 feet altitude. One bomb parachute deployed and the weapon received little impact damage. The other bomb fell free and broke apart upon impact. No explosion occurred. Five of the eight crew members survived. A portion of one weapon, containing uranium, could not be recovered despite excavation in the waterlogged farmland to a depth of 50 feet. The Air Force subsequently purchased an easement requiring permission for anyone to dig there.


    The Stockholm Institute has called the Goldsboro incident "perhaps the single most important example in the published literature of an accident which nearly resulted in a catastrophe." This claim appears to be founded upon yet another hair-raising claim in the 1961 Lapp book.

    Lapp wrote in Kill and Overkill that each device involved in the Goldsboro incident was equipped with "six interlocking safety mechanisms, all of which had to be triggered in sequence to explode the bomb." Lapp said that "five of the six interlocks had been set off by the fall..." and thus, "only a single switch prevented the bomb from detonating and spreading fire and destruction over a wide area
     
  12. The Sum of All Fears was a terrible movie, but the nuclear bomb scene was chilling, and makes you think...
     
  13. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

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    oh boy!! the fun never stops!!!

    whens the milk and cookies fellas????
     
  14. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    pretty much.
    the US military budget per year up until this year was somewhere in the
    ballpark of $356, 000, 000, 000.
    its now officially sitting at $396, 000, 000, 000 per year.
    a rise of roughly $40 billion since bush took office.
     
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