Originally posted by skuly
Only those in the military will think this is a good idea the rest of us on the other
hand might think handy pocket size nukes is a bad one.
Over the past few years, Pakistan’s strategic forces, responsible for the country’s primary deterrence program, have been doing
extensive research into the design and development of smart weapons i.e. nuclear weapons that have a dynamic and compact form, and which can easily be
transported from one location to another.
Although a variety of warheads already exist, especially in northern Pakistan, these enhanced productions are considered a landmark in strategic
deterrence, owing to their size and power. Sources for Terminal X revealed that Pakistan has taken the term ‘ special degree ’ one step ahead by
developing what they call, “ the world’s smallest nuclear weapons ”. Reportedly, these special weapons are about the size of a tennis ball
(which can easily be hand-picked).
Officials familiar with the development said that Pakistan’s Strategic Forces Command made it clear it has not signed any treaty preventing it from
taking an aggressive reaction (in defence, when provoked or attacked by a hostile enemy). It was said that if any mistake was made to initiate force
aggression against Pakistan, then these ball-sized nuclear weapons will also be distributed across the Muslim world’s armed forces.
And the pakistan military is in to sharing its toys with its friends.
TX has received information that a clandestine transfer protocol has been put into place for the past few years after discussions
with a few allies, according to which, if in case Pakistan is attacked in the near future, threats of which are in increasing abundance, then the
country’s strategic forces will initiate a plan-of-action by which the aforementioned smart weapons will be distributed among friendly armed forces
in Africa, the Arab world and South Asia. Of interesting note in this regard is the claim that this entire process of “ emergency transfer and armed
protocol ” can be completed from start to finish within 8 hours
Just one word needed for this....
THE LAWS OF PHYSICS apply here!
As per the above rebuttal, he says 5 kilos of plutonium for criticality
with a GOOD neutron reflector BUT I SAY Pakistan would have to use
a different setup which means THEIR SMALLEST reaction mass ABLE
to create a TRUE FISSION/FUSION event is ABOUT 12 kilos of "Supergrade"
(i.e. > 95% enriched) Plutonium 239 and that WILL NOT get down to a
tennis ball size now matter HOW HARD THEY TRY!
The explosive shape-charges MUST be arranged EVENLY around the core,
or in a MULTI-STAGE nuclear device, arranged in an egg-shaped two or three
chambered elliptical cavity used to create an EXPLOSIVE LENSING effect.
Multi-stage devices tended to be VARIABLE YIELD (i.e. 275 kilotons
OR 425 kilotons nominal yield) used for "Flexible Response" nuclear tactics.
WHAT IS close-to tennis ball sized is a DIRTY BOMB which is a Plutonium 241 core
salted with a Strontium-90 OR Cesium-137 shell and surrounded by high-explosive
to cause a FALSE detonation event BUT STILL irradiating the surrounding area
for a few years, decades....or more with some killing radiation!
The minimum size made by highly-expert scientists in England, USA, Israel and
France for a successful device is a SOFTBALL-Sized dirty-bomb-like nuclear device.
For a TRUE kiloton+ nuclear yield you still MUST HAVE 12 kilos of Plutonium and the
secondaries for a nuclear detonation.
What Pakistan has is a Dirty Bomb NOT a kiloton+ yield device!
NOW THE SOVIETS got their devices down to large suitcase sizes
and the USA DID get down to a large artillery shell size but yields
didn't justify the effort.
TODAY'S USA nuclear devices can get down to around basketball size
and STILL give 10+ kilotons of explosive yield in a single-stage device.
The multi-stage/Explosive Lensing devices have NO REAL LIMIT and
can get up into the ranges of 200 MEGATONS+ OF EXPLOSIVE FORCE
when talking about 3 to 7 stage devices. That can be done in a volume
the size of a small cargo-van!
edit on 2013/7/23 by StargateSG7 because: more info
edit on 2013/7/23 by StargateSG7 because: sp
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