Nuclear Weaponry and Terrorists

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm

A night or two ago, I was thinking about Pakistan’s nuclear weapons complex after I read THIS A senior Al-Qaeda commander claimed that the terrorist group has hidden a nuclear bomb in Europe which will be detonated if Bin-Laden is ever caught or assassinated. The US authorities uncovered numerous attempts by Al-Qaeda to obtain nuclear […]

Categories: Live, Nuclear Weapons, Strategy

The Avro Lancaster as A-Bomb Carrier

Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

For a brief time, paper studies were done concerning the use of reverse-lend-leased Avro Lancasters to carry the Atomic Bomb. On paper it was theoretically possible from what I understand, due to the huge size of the Lancaster’s bomb bay. But when it was looked into in detail, it was not to be for several […]

Categories: Aircraft, Nuclear Weapons

“Proven and Reliable”

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:55 pm

The next time you hear someone talk about deploying only “proven and reliable” missile defense systems; think about what I’m about to say for a moment. The first SLBMs the U.S. Navy deployed – the Polaris A-1s; had less than 50% reliability. That meant out of 16 SLBMs on a SSBN, only eight (at best) […]

Categories: ABM, Nuclear Weapons

And now, for an opposing viewpoint…

Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 7:42 pm

The proposed anti-missile sites in Poland and the Czech Republic appear to have been unceremoniously tossed out the window by the Obama administration. The static sites will be removed in favor of a “distributed, adaptable, and flexible” system that will be largely based upon the USN’s SM-3 missile. As a former sailor, I would be […]

Categories: ABM, Nuclear Weapons, Strategy

Civil Defense Utilization of Ships and Boats

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I recently finished HTMLing a 250+ page document I found on DTIC, by the US Navy’s Radiological Defense Laboratory on the effectiveness and efficiency of using surplus Liberty ships as portable fallout shelters, command posts, or fuel storage points. Link to Main Body of Document Link to Appendixes in Document So, question for those out […]

Categories: Nuclear Weapons, Strategy

This Day Will Be Long Remembered II

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 3:00 am

So Edward Kennedy is dead. Not many people do not know this, but we had a fully operational ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) system in place and fully operational…for a few days in the 1970s. What happened? Well, Teddy led the effort against it in the Senate, and eventually led the final effort which defunded SAFEGUARD of […]

Categories: Nuclear Weapons

Don’t Get It Wet I

Friday, August 7, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Here is an interesting alternate turn of events in August 1945: The Enola Gay loses an engine on takeoff, and goes into the drink offshore at Tinian — the Mark One device onboard — (“Little Boy”) — initates, and Tinian gets beaten around some. This was a concern to the Target Committee Meetings that met […]

Categories: Nuclear Weapons, Oops