See What Would Happen If You Dropped A Nuke Right Onto Your Own Face

That picture right there is what would happen if you dropped the world's largest nuke, the Soviet Tsar Bomba, in its theoretical 100 Megaton configuration onto the Foxtrot Alpha World Headquarters. Don't worry, if you only use the as-tested 50 MT configuration, Scranton might still make it. » 2/26/15 4:03pm 2/26/15 4:03pm

This Is What It Looks Like When The World's Smallest Nuke Explodes

Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the American military had a dream. That dream was to create a nuclear rocket launcher, and with it, the world's smallest nuclear rocket. The M-28/29 "Davy Crockett," and this massively tiny explosion (at around 3:35, if the video doesn't load properly), was the result. » 2/10/15 7:55pm 2/10/15 7:55pm

North Korea's Brand New Ballistic Sub Discontinued by Soviets in 1990

Looks like North Korea's engineers have been hard at work brushing up on their obsolete Soviet-era technology. Because after acquiring 10 discontinued Soviet subs, everyone's favorite little warmongering-dictatorship-that-could has finally rendered the outdated ballistic vessels seaworthy—and it only took them 21… » 11/03/14 11:41am 11/03/14 11:41am

Here's How You Make An Enormous Nuke, Just In Case You Were Wondering

With the Cold War coming back, I figured this would be a good time to freshen up on some basic nuclear tips. Just helpful hints, like how to duck and cover, how to eat canned crackers, and, of course, how to build a goddamn hydrogen bomb yourself. Here's that last one, in video form. » 8/11/14 2:25pm 8/11/14 2:25pm

Pakistan carts its nukes around in delivery vans

Pakistan is taking nuclear paranoia to a horrifying new low. And it's making the world a vastly more dangerous place in the process. » 11/09/11 12:00pm 11/09/11 12:00pm

This French jet is flying around with an untested nuke

Below this French Rafale jet is a missile that can travel about 300 miles before deploying a completely untested 300 kiloton nuclear warhead. This shot wasn't taken at the height of the Cold War. It was taken last week. To understand why you have to understand the French approach to nuclear deterrence. » 6/02/11 2:30pm 6/02/11 2:30pm

Commenter of the Day: Ford Fission Edition

El Loverman Misterioso is out tracking down the true culprits behind the 1916 Preparedness Day bombing, so I'm doing Commenter of the Day duty in his stead. Sometimes we choose a COTD based on a commenter's hard work and/or research, but today we're going to bestow it on the commenter who whupped some concise… » 11/08/07 6:00pm 11/08/07 6:00pm