B61 nuclear gravity bomb Weapon Systems // Nuclear/Biological/Chemical // Nuclear


Country of Origin: USA

First deployed in 1967, the B61 is a drogue-retarded nuclear bomb that can be dropped by tactical aircraft and bombers at high speeds from low altitudes. The B61-0 (B61 Mod 0) through B61-5 have improved safety features and delivery methods. The B61-3 was the first U.S. nuclear weapon to use microprocessor-based arming and firing sequence circuits. The weapon can be set for ground burst, air burst or time-delay detonation. It is delivered by a level bombing laydown as low as 50 feet...

 

Like what you're reading? Become a member.

To become a member, please call (+1) 202-450-3967 or click here to
request subscription information.

If you are already a member, please log in to view this content.