Originally posted by deaconknight
your response is based off of what you found on wiki ?
quickly go check wiki to see where the atomic arms race started,
Can you not see the irony of this.
The US says it is Russian.
The Russians say it is Israel.
Israel says it is Iranian.
The Iranians say it is not ours, we don't make them.
Originally posted by SrWingCommander
The Germans don't have nuclear weapons. Theoretically they can "borrow" them from the US under a NATO agreement. These would be B61s with a maximum yield of 340kt, depending on version.
The E3 is an Air Battle Management aircraft. The UK has 7 not 12, and as far as I know, they don't track nuclear weapons. If they can that's classified. Seeing I live about 12 miles from their home base in the US, and know dozens of crew members, I've NEVER heard them talk about that, and surprisingly some talk alot. Nor do they track subs, P-3s (and soon the new P-8) do that, no mention of P3s. You would see P3 activity increase if a stolen nuke was on a sub. What was the line from Red October, "you've dropped enough SonoBouys that a man could walk from Greenland to Iceland to Scotland without getting his feet wet!". Any evidence of this???
I've been inside the E3 on several occassions. And it's funny most of the stations are labeled. "Tactical Air Warfare Officer", "Air Battle Management Officer" "Radar Operations technicians". Never saw "Tracking German U Boats with Nuclear Weapons" technician station, or ANYTHING related to nukes. Guess it might not be marked, but I highly doubt it.
So, I doubt any of the above is correct. Perhaps a "dummy" was used in an exercise or some sort. But frankly this whole thing sounds like a hoax. All from wiki (with associated links to other references) in about 10 minutes. Frankly I knew this off the top of my head, but figured I would provide some reading material.edit on 2-5-2012 by SrWingCommander because: clarificationedit on 2-5-2012 by SrWingCommander because: clarificationedit on 2-5-2012 by SrWingCommander because: clarification
The groups assisting in what we were informed was a counter-terrorism surveillance operation have been the American NSA, British MI 6, the Office of Naval Intelligence and the British Royal Navy. The “device” was loaded onto a Germany built “Dolphin” submarine and left the harbour doing 7.5 knots. The submarine disappeared even though currently being tracked by each and every sophisticated device NATO would seem to be capable to personal or borrow.
We know the British government at some ranges, some departments, are mindful of this action and are responding with retribution against their own intelligence services. This looks to be an indication that some authority inside Britain appears to have gone rogue, definitely the Thames Valley Police, probably the Property Office and we can not help but want to take a long hard look at David Cameron and his many mysterious meetings with Rupert Murdoch, the “not quite Australian” ultra-nationalist/Likudist Israeli who stands somewhat accused of limitless criminal acts or probably not.
reply to post by intrptr
Although the Navy has the world’s most technologically advanced fleet — including state-of-the-art nuclear attack submarines
Originally posted by TinkerHaus
reply to post by SoymilkAlaska
'Tsar Bomba' is a 50 megaton bomb. The hydrogen bomb in question here is 500 kilotons, or 1/100th the power of the Tsar Bomba. By all measures, this is a small bomb - but still big enough to cause a WHOLE LOT of damage.
This is insanely crazy news. Where is this thing headed and why?
Originally posted by daaskapital
I would have given this article a serious thought ... but then the ET conclusion popped up from the same site.
They seriously discredit their own site by doing stuff like that.