Jump to content

Nukes


Lynneth
 Share

  

53 members have voted

You do not have permission to vote in this poll, or see the poll results. Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

Recommended Posts

[quote name='Fizzydog' timestamp='1309139706' post='2742352']
You can tell they're just too cowardly to vote "No".
[/quote]

Yes, we are all too scared to vote "No" to an increase of .1 MT on nuclear warheads [s]because Lynneth may wipe our nations from the map[/s].

Edited by Voodoo Nova
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Fizzydog' timestamp='1309139498' post='2742347']
19.99 is much more fun to read.
[/quote]
Please tell me you're kidding.

[quote name='Fizzydog' timestamp='1309139706' post='2742352']
You can tell they're just too cowardly to vote "No".
[/quote]
Stop being such a hipster. It ain't funny.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Fizzydog' timestamp='1309139706' post='2742352']
You can tell they're just too cowardly to vote "No".
[/quote]
Lolwut.

[quote name='Voodoo Nova' timestamp='1309139810' post='2742353']
Yes, we are all too scared to vote "No" to an increase of .1 MT on nuclear warheads [s]because Lynneth may wipe our nations from the map[/s].
[/quote]
<3

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I propose that we install a new rule where each IG nuke equals two megaton yield. Much better than all these inane 20 megaton droppings.

But aside from that, Potato[b]e[/b]s.

Edited by Kankou
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Voted no on the premise that it is possible, but not done due to the arms race, to mount a warhead in excess of 20 megatons on a delivery vehicle. I think the max is 50 mt by bomber, 20 mt by ICBM.

If the system took delivery methods into account and specified a cap of 50 mt per bomber 20 mt per missile delivery, I'd be on board with the yes crowd.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Maelstrom Vortex' timestamp='1309207029' post='2742895']
Voted no on the premise that it is possible, but not done due to the arms race, to mount a warhead in excess of 20 megatons on a delivery vehicle. I think the max is 50 mt by bomber, 20 mt by ICBM.

If the system took delivery methods into account and specified a cap of 50 mt per bomber 20 mt per missile delivery, I'd be on board with the yes crowd.
[/quote]
You must be misunderstanding something.
There won't be any 50 MT bombs.
20 MT will be the absolute maximum as decided by the community here.
Which is 0.1 MT more than the previous absolute maximum per warhead.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Lynneth' timestamp='1309209655' post='2742927']
You must be misunderstanding something.
There won't be any 50 MT bombs.
20 MT will be the absolute maximum as decided by the community here.
Which is 0.1 MT more than the previous absolute maximum per warhead.
[/quote]

0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 actually.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Centurius' timestamp='1309217138' post='2742986']
0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 actually.
[/quote]
It's mathematically been proven that 0.99999_ is equal to 1 if you just put enough nines after the oh-point, so don't use too many zeroes, Cent. :v:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Maelstrom Vortex' timestamp='1309207029' post='2742895']
Voted no on the premise that it is possible, but not done due to the arms race, to mount a warhead in excess of 20 megatons on a delivery vehicle. I think the max is 50 mt by bomber, 20 mt by ICBM.

If the system took delivery methods into account and specified a cap of 50 mt per bomber 20 mt per missile delivery, I'd be on board with the yes crowd.
[/quote]
The 50MT warhead, Tsar Bomba, the largest ever to be detonated in real life, that was dropped from a bomber, was dialed down to half power. In reality it was a 100MT warhead. Also since then miniaturisation of warheads has come a long way.

Edited by Shan Revan
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Shan Revan' timestamp='1309233701' post='2743170']
The 50MT warhead, Tsar Bomba, the largest ever to be detonated in real life, that was dropped from a bomber, was dialed down to half power. In reality it was a 100MT warhead. Also since then miniaturisation of warheads has come a long way.
[/quote]

I believe the largest miniaturized warhead is held by the US at 20 MT on the peace-keeper missiles. And it's only a theoretical design, has never been deployed. Largest deployed I think was 9 MT.

Correction, it was a Titan 2 missile and the yield limit was actually higher than I thought..

In 1963 DOE declassified statements that the U.S. had the technological capability of deploying a 35 MT warhead on the Titan II, or a 50-60 MT gravity bomb on B-52s. Neither weapon was pursued, but either would require yield-to-weight ratios superior to a 25 MT Mk-41. This may have been achievable by utilizing the same design as the B-41 but with the addition of a HEU tamper, in place of the cheaper, but lower energy density U-238 tamper which is the most commonly used tamper material in Teller-Ulam thermonuclear weapon.

Edited by Maelstrom Vortex
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='Maelstrom Vortex' timestamp='1309833742' post='2749003']
I believe the largest miniaturized warhead is held by the US at 20 MT on the peace-keeper missiles. And it's only a theoretical design, has never been deployed. Largest deployed I think was 9 MT.

Correction, it was a Titan 2 missile and the yield limit was actually higher than I thought..

In 1963 DOE declassified statements that the U.S. had the technological capability of deploying a 35 MT warhead on the Titan II, or a 50-60 MT gravity bomb on B-52s. Neither weapon was pursued, but either would require yield-to-weight ratios superior to a 25 MT Mk-41. This may have been achievable by utilizing the same design as the B-41 but with the addition of a HEU tamper, in place of the cheaper, but lower energy density U-238 tamper which is the most commonly used tamper material in Teller-Ulam thermonuclear weapon.
[/quote]
No. Just, no. We'll stick with 20 mega-ton nukes, they're big enough as it is.


Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...