Saturday, June 20, 2009
When regular explosions just won't cut it
Well now. How about this, the M388 Davy Crockett, the nuclear mortar. Yes, you just read that right. This is not some absurd fantasy of mine. It reportedly had a range of 3 miles and a fallout cloud half a mile wide. Luckily for our boys this was never used, after being developed in the 50s to blast Ivan back out of Germany. Its aiming system was simple and rudimentary, probably because you were firing a nuclear bomb, i.e. the horseshoes and hand grenades argument.
We live in one hell of a country.