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Tupolev Tu-16 Bomber Crew Member recalls the Training Mission where his Aircraft Dropped a Live Nuclear Bomb

Tupolev Tu-16 Bomber Crew Member recalls the Training Mission where his Aircraft Dropped a Live Nuclear Bomb

Nuclear testing During the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, both the US and USSR resumed nuclear… Read More

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Operation Tamouré: the only time a French Air Force Mirage IV strategic bomber dropped a live nuclear bomb

The Mirage IV The Suez crisis in October 1956 prompted France to look into setting up a “strategic intervention force”,… Read More

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When Soviets tested the Tsar Bomba its shockwave was not only felt worldwide but also irradiated a USAF JKC-135A monitoring its detonation

Tsar Bomba On Oct. 30, 1961, the Soviet Union conducted a live test of the most powerful nuclear weapon ever… Read More

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The B-52 and the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba: the story of the BUFF that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle

The B-52 The B-52 was designed by Boeing Aircraft in October 1946 in response to the Army request for a… Read More

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B-47 navigator/bombardier recalls when his Stratojet flew the largest Nuclear Bomb ever built to Spain

The B-47 that flew the largest Nuclear Bomb ever built to Spain Designed to meet a 1944 requirement, the first… Read More

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The Totskoye Nuclear Exercise, the deadliest military exercise in history where Soviets dropped an atomic bomb on their own soldiers

Just few days before the exercise, the Tu-4 crew members were informed that they would not only drop a live… Read More

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Luftwaffe F-104G Starfighter pilot describes a Simulated Nuclear Strike Mission

‘I identify the target on radar for a LADD attack [‘toss bombing’] and actuate the Run-in Timer according my radar… Read More

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“Photo of damaged B61 nuclear bomb at RNLAF Volkel Air Base was a training dummy,” Pentagon says

Los Alamos National Laboratory included the picture of a damaged B61 nuclear bomb in a 2022 presentation for student job… Read More

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‘I could see the bones in my hands.’ F-84 pilot tells the story of when he flew into the blast radius of an atmospheric nuclear test to see its effect on his aircraft

Test Pilot Norvin C "Bud" Evans flew his specially modified F-84 into the blast radius of atmospheric nuclear tests to… Read More

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‘I could see the Ground THROUGH the Floor of the Cockpit of the Plane.’ The Shocking Story of the T-33 Pilot who Watched a Nuclear Bomb Test without Safety Glasses

‘One of my friends participated in a nuclear air burst test in Nevada. He was flying an instrumented T-33 jet… Read More

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Photos show mock B61-12 nuclear bomb being loaded on B-2A Spirit stealth bomber before capstone test

A B-2A Spirit stealth bomber released a B61-12 Joint Test Assembly utilizing a new capability known as Radar Aided Targeting… Read More

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The story of the B-52 Stratofortress that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle, the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba

The Flashback Test Vehicle was larger by far than any other nuclear bomb in the US inventory at the time.… Read More

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After a Nuclear Weapon Test a B-36 was So Radioactive that it had to be Parked Away from other Peacemaker Bombers at Carswell AFB. It was Scrapped a year later.

When the ‘effects’ B-36D conducted the first test (the Mike shot on Oct. 31, 1952, using a Mk 5 thermonuclear… Read More

2 years ago

F-35A drops mock B61-12 nuclear bomb for first time completing final flight test of the nuclear design certification process

This event was the first release of the most representative B61-12 test asset from an operationally-representative F-35A. Two F-35A Lightning… Read More

3 years ago

B-2 Spirit carries out B61-12 nuclear bomb qualification flight tests

These tests are the first such end-to-end qualification tests on a B-2 Spirit bomber for the B61-12 A B-2 Spirit stealth… Read More

6 years ago

Descending into Armageddon: SAC Go Codes

If instructed, the orbiting crews would open their top-secret decoders and validate the "Go Codes" sent by radio from SAC… Read More

6 years ago

Germany asked Pentagon to certify Eurofighter for nuclear role

U.S. government sources say that schedule is ambitious given that the F-35 and other aircraft must be certified first. Washington… Read More

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