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Originally posted by Sliick
The only ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile)nukes he knew about were the Peacekeeper missiles. We went from 150 active warheads to 50.
Active, via my instructor, just means that the warhead is actually loaded onto the missile. I assure you that we have MANY more warheads than the Russians.
The Peacekeeper missile is able to hold up to 10 warheads each. We only have 5 flights of Peacekeepers (10 per flight) that we are told about and work on. As I am sure there are more (if i knew of any, I wouldn't tell you). I knew of another 15 flights of MMII (Minuteman II) missiles.
They are capable of holding only 3 warheads each.
The instructor didn't know how many of them were "deactivated" but MMII's usually had only one warhead active each. It wouldn't take us more than a week to fully load all of our ICBM's. If we did that, the number of "active" nukes would jump about 8 times the active count today.
That's just our ICBM count. We have MANY more ALCMs (Air to Land Cruise Missile) and quite a few Nuclear armed submarines.
***This knowledge is true to the best of my recollection. It has been a few years since I was enlisted and things may have changed***
Originally posted by SLAYER69
I appreciate the 2nd grade level explanation of your opinion
Nice try in your attempt to twist my reply into some sort of chest pounding statement but it doesn't fly.
I was expressing my opinion that we have way too many nukes to begin with and that those numbers on either side are over kill. It was not a political statement.
Thanks for revealing and exposing your personal agenda.