The US Air Force Just Dropped Two Fake Nukes

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  1. Extraordinary

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    The tests in the Nevada desert come as tensions rise with Russia and the Pentagon seeks to replace its aging nuclear arsenal


    A pair of U.S. Air Force B-2 bombers dropped two 700-pound faux nuclear bombs in the middle of the Nevada desert within the past few days. Now the Pentagon wants to tell you about it.


    Conducted “earlier this month,” according to an Oct. 6 press release, the test involved two dummy variants of the B61, a nuclear bomb that has been in the U.S. arsenal since the 1960s. One was an “earth penetrator” made to strike underground targets, the other a tactical version of the B61. Neither carried an actual warhead.

    http://www.defenseone.com/business/2016/10/us-air-force-just-dropped-two-fake-nukes/132180/
     
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    This is hte firs time in my life that ive (its soo cold im havng trouble tyype) seen this sort of thing.

    Is this common? If not, that not coolObaamanr ghfhsdghits sooo cold!
     
  3. lucidus

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    I've been playing fallout 4 and mad max so I'm prepared for anything.
     
  4. XP-200

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    Cold war, if you were born just before or just after the Berlin(1989) wall fell then this will be new to you, but this kind of thing had been going on since the end of WW2.
     

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    I don't get the aging nuclear arsenal talk. Regardless how long ago these bombs were made, when the explode they are still going to go boom.
     
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    ^^Of course we could all be wrong and they could be filming the next Bond movie. ;)
     
  7. Brasky

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    boom is great, but we American's prefer this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwzg7SYZKF0
     
  8. nhlkoho

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    Well its like Trump said, what's the point of having nukes if you don't use them. So why don't we use up all of our older lower powered nukes before spending billions on new ones.
     
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    amen, north korea looks like a suitable place for ordnance disposal.
     
  10. IcE

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    It's just scaremongering, what's new. The bombs for their time were very well engineered and simple. Not to mention our "aging arsenal" puts what the Russians have to shame. The heavy hitters are the Trident II class missiles that are carried on nuclear submarines. The Russians have no way to counter them and no way to find the subs reliably. They have no answer for it. I wouldn't even call the Trident II's old, they were designed in the 90's and got upgrades in the mid 2000's.

    Even the relatively old Minutemen III ICBM's are still on standby as they've always been. They can't be hacked, they're very quick and hard to intercept, and capable of delivering a world of pain. They were engineered at a time when rocketry was at its peak. The Saturn V is one of the best rocket designs ever made, and is the only rocket to ever deliver a human payload to the moon. And that came out slightly before the Minutman 3 program.
     

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    Not trying to carnevalize a serious topic but while browsing the Pub threads:

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    - The Us Air Force just dropped two fake nukes
    - Samsung makes nice bombs
    ...

    Lolz :D
     
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    Fools. They should just bomb them self and stop poisoning the Earth.
     
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    LOL! Easily a top 10 joke comment of the year! Congratulations TJ
     
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    This is getting way too scary. WWIII right around the corner.
     

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    ^^Well take some comfort in the fact that you personally can do nothing to stop it if it ever did come to pass, so just grab a seat and hope you make it far enough along the ride to get off at your designated stop before it all goes pearshaped. ;)
     

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