posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 09:48 PM
a reply to: Kashai
No, I'm afraid it is you who are wrong.
Weight is not the only thing to depend on whether or not an aircraft can carry a nuclear device.
As Zaph has pointed out (several times I might add) the interface for these special weapons is important. You can not just stick a nuclear weapon on
Tech protocols must be in place to interface with the special weapon. If those do not exist for that aircraft, then the weapon can not be launched
You do not get to just put a nuke on a rail and shoot it. It has to go through a special arming sequence in order for that weapon to work.
The main consideration for any unit that deploys a weapon is it's mission. The US is not in the habit of making kamakazi type missions. Aircraft that
deploy special weapons must also be able to handle deployment of that weapon, and being able to return from the deployment.
For example: The ships I served on had small special weapons on them. In order to deploy those special missiles, a arming sequence had to be followed
(which was removed when the ships I was on no longer cared these special weapons).
When shooting these special weapons we had to do so in a certain way in order to ensure that the ship and crew would survive with both minimal damage
to the ship and crew. This involved doing a power run away from the target and deploying the weapon at the last possible moment of it's range.
So NO you can not just stick a nuke on any damn aircraft you desire.
Please stop insisting that you can, because as a weapons expert in this area I'm here to tell you that you are wrong.