posted on May, 17 2009 @ 08:59 PM
reply to post by Max_TO
Alrighty, here we go:
Question 1) With every weapon system you need constant maintenance. Its like having a gun, it needs to be cleaned even if it hasnt been used in a
while and it needs to be tested to be sure its still safe and can be used, and handled, it does have radioactive parts.
Question 2) As far as shelf life, I would say it all depends on where its being kept and the level of "Elements" its being exposed to, and I mean
moisture and so fourth. They cause corrosion and can make things go boom when they arent supposed to.
Question 3) As for an untrained person setting it off, well good luck. Its almost impossible with out some training or knowledge of the weapon system.
It has so many fail safes on it, it would make you go nuts. But for the explosive filler, yea, you can make that go boom without much training, you
just have to know where it is and looks like. It would pretty much be a dirty bomb if it went off. Like I said if you can get the nuclear reaction to
take place without training, well damn.
Question 4) For the suitcase one, going from somthing so big to somthing little, would be pretty hard but not possible. I think it can be done and
would require more maintenance because of the smaller more intrick(sp?) parts. I bet we (USA) could do it. I mean we have the M65, which shoots a 0.01
kiloton warhead, which is like nothing but still will mess stuff up. So why not put it in a box. Just a little more work to do that.
Question 5) Going form a huge @$$ nuke to a suitcase would require a "Superpower" countries help. Either that or someone with a ton of money who
can get people who have extensive knowledge of nukes. I wouldnt say impossible, but unlikey they would get it without the help of a pretty powerful
country. If the tailban get this I would quesiton the superpowers not the small countries, I doubt they could tie their own shoes without our help.
Hope that helps, and this is from my knowledge dealing with AMMO.
and just in case you didnt know I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.