posted on Sep, 29 2014 @ 05:39 PM
First thing we do not need megaton bombs any more.
In many cases we do not even need high yield kiloton bombs any more.
With the guidance systems we have today we can fly bombs into windows of buildings.
GPS guided bombs and cruse missiles can hit within feet of targets. with deep penetrater nuke(Nuclear bunker buster) we can punch down and use a lot
less explosive power.
Many targets of low yield nuke weapons can now be hit with conventional non nuke cruse missiles instead of tactical nuclear weapons making them
The old ICBMs hit with in a km of targets and needed the big nukes to take out a target.
For example, the United States retired the B-53 warhead, with a yield of 9 megatons, because the B-61 Mod 11 could attack similar targets with much
lower yield (400 kilotons) due to the latter's superior ground penetration, by burying itself into the ground before detonation,
This means during a nuclear war a lot less radiation would be spread around the world.