United States began to destroy the power of B-53 thermonuclear bomb type large (Photos)
United States Air Force Museum’s B-53 thermonuclear bomb shell. Data for
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Global Times reports (special correspondent Hua Song), according to Russia’s “Kommersant” reported on October 15, the U.S. government recently announced its most powerful B-53 thermonuclear bomb destroyed the project started, the relevant decisions in line with Obama’s “reduce the number of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security and strategic role,” the target. Russian experts believe that the U.S. has the world’s most powerful army and a unique high-precision weapons, now do not significantly outdated B-53 type weapons.
Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced on October 14, the United States began destroying its most powerful B-53 thermonuclear bombs, concrete demolition work will be near Amarillo, Texas, Pan Pacific Fox nuclear plant within. Cook, deputy director of the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration that the relevant decision is consistent with Obama’s “reduce the number of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security and strategic role,” the target. Pentax nuclear plants allow the destruction of B-53 bombs, which means the most recent decades, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration approved the first U.S. nuclear arsenal in dealing with all types of nuclear weapons. But he should not clear that the B-53 bombs destroyed the specific number, according to American experts, statistics, U.S. Department of Defense existing 50 B-53 thermonuclear bomb.
B-53 thermonuclear bombs in 1959 by the Los Alamos National Laboratory developed, initially codenamed MK53. At that time in the most acute phase of the Cold War, the United States National Laboratory Research Center, received the task is to develop the leadership of the Soviet Union can be completely destroyed in a nuclear war broke out with a very strong underground bunkers and ammunition, the results of the United States the most powerful B -53 thermonuclear bomb turned out. B-53′s power up to 9 trillion tons, 3.8 meters in diameter near 1.3 m, weight 4 tons, consisting of five parachute parachute system weighs 400 kg, mainly by the B-58, B-47, B-52 strategic bombers dropped over the delivery to the target, using free-fall mode, the blast wave can be generated when the absolute radius of 6 kilometers to destroy all the buildings, the effective kill zone diameter of 15 km. From 1962 to June 1965 produced a total of 340, remained in service until the 1980s, after the bomb was more compact alternative, began to withdraw combat formation, partially destroyed, stored in a warehouse as part of a nuclear bomb reserve, if necessary can be quickly re-deployed, until eventually all retired in 1997.
Russian military expert, “National Defense” magazine editor 科罗特琴科 that the bomb is similar to the Soviet Union from the late 1980s early 1990s, retired, and now decided to destroy the United States B-53 thermonuclear bomb, mainly because the free fall-type nuclear bomb has not meet the actual needs of modern warfare, can now use other methods, especially missiles, nuclear bombs a substantial increase in accuracy, in this case similar to the B-53′s style free-air bomb clearly out of date.