Mt Nucular is falling down
So that's a 120 kiloton device, 6 times bigger than the Nagasaki 20 kiloton Fat Man.
It's also 1/10 as big as our 1.2 megaton B83, which is only 12 ft long and can be carried and dropped from a plane as small as an F-16.
September 7th, 2017 7:52am
It's not a dick-measuring contest.
September 7th, 2017 8:58am
It's funny how completely opposite from the exact reality here that statement is.
Nuclear missiles are the ultimate perfection of phallic symbolism. They are literally shaped like penises, and there is a huge competition between men only to have the biggest one and one bigger than the other guy.
Nothing could be more of an actual dick measuring contest than the nuclear arms race.
September 7th, 2017 9:14am
No, because, you see, even the use of a really small nuke, like the ones on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, have enormous repercussions. You don't NEED a big nuke. A big nuke has NO additional value over a small nuke. Dick measuring doesn't enter into it.
During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy asked his generals if they could guarantee that NOT ONE nuke would get through, if Kennedy did as the generals advised and attacked Cuba.
The generals could not guarantee this, and so Kennedy did not follow their plans. And they weren't even sure at the time that the nukes on Cuba WERE operational, let alone what size they were.
So again, size doesn't matter.
Russia pursued this in the 1960's, creating the "Tsar Bomba", a 'tunable' nuke from 50 to 150 Megatons. They test dropped it, set for 100 Megatons. The plane that dropped it barely escaped, it remains the largest nuclear explosion ever. And Russia never went that big again. So again, size doesn't matter.
Just having ONE reliable believable nuke of over 20 kilotons is sufficient for deterrence and making threats.
September 7th, 2017 9:54am
"They are literally shaped like penises"
LOL, I had a lesbian school teacher say the same thing about rockets to us when I was in high school.
I asked her if she thought they'd fly better if they were shaped like bricks.
September 7th, 2017 12:54pm
The Space Shuttle is not shaped like a penis and is covered with brick tiles.
It doesn't carry nukes.
September 7th, 2017 2:13pm
It is a winged penis.
September 7th, 2017 2:15pm
They are not shaped like a penis. Only someone very ignorant of biology would think that.
They're shaped like a dildo.
September 7th, 2017 2:22pm
Clearly more research is necessary to determine whether more people identify ICBM shapes as dildos or dicks.
"a phallus ejaculating into a disembodied eye"
I never realized before how much I want to start investing in ancient Roman artwork.
September 7th, 2017 2:51pm