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How destructive a 1 Kiloton nuke torpedoe be?

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posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 08:03 PM
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If America was to go to war against another country and both sides use tactical nukes, how destructive would a 1 kiloton nuke torpedoe be when launched by air or in the sea? Destroying a submarine within 4000 yards? 5000 yard radius?




posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
If America was to go to war against another country and both sides use tactical nukes, how destructive would a 1 kiloton nuke torpedoe be when launched by air or in the sea? Destroying a submarine within 4000 yards? 5000 yard radius?


hard to say underwater explosions can be really quirky. you can be raltively close and recive almost no damge or you could be much farther away and be destroyed.
IMO it would be about 1500m to guarantee a kill. CXold War weapons such as ASROC used 10-20kt warheads and they were supposed to have a killr adius of several miles.



posted on Apr, 12 2006 @ 12:30 AM
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the navy did a test called

Project Crossroads - Baker Shot



this was a fat man type of bomb. it was placed 96 feet under water

here's the video

Project Crossroads - Baker Shot: video

there are quite a few more shots here

www.nv.doe.gov...


but really the historical video's are the best

www.nv.doe.gov...

here's another from the site on ships

watch the dummy on the deck near the end
Nuclear Effects at Sea


[edit on 12-4-2006 by bigx01]

[edit on 12-4-2006 by bigx01]



 
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