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LIST OF NUCLEAR  BOMBS

 

INTRODUCTION

Nuclear weapons are of very little interest in Atlantic Air Combat™ even if their presence fullfills a particular reason (hidden from the public at this time).  Herebelow is the background information collected on a selection of nuclear weapons.

France

Sources : (various)

  Use Ø Length Weight Yield Made Year Year Illustrations Notes AAC
AN-11 Bomb 0.833 6.240 3300 lb 40.KT 41 1963 1973 - Mirage IVA BAN11
AN-21 Bomb 0.833 6.240 3300 lb 70.KT 78 1965 1968 - Mirage IVA [discarded]
AN-22 Bomb 0.780 6.240 1500 lb 70.KT (78) 1967 1988 - Mirage IVA [discarded]
AN-52 Bomb 0.640 4.250 1500 lb 25.KT 84 1972 1992 - Mirage IIIE (24), Jaguar (36), S-Etendard (24) [discarded]

Soviet Union

Sources : (various)

Information regarding Soviet nuclear bombs are not easy to come by, and this is not helped by many sources mix up military/industrial designations (whithout really specifying which is which) and US naming.  So, there is a 100% probability that the below summary is wrong - any contribution to enhance it is welcome with pierre.deveaux@laposte.net.

As nuclear weapons themselves are of little interest in AAC™, the aim is only to match weapons with bomb bays in the event of it being retained with weight, dimensions, and carrying aircraft being more important than the exact yield.  Knowing whether these references were test or production rounds is also of interest, but as mentioned not clear source has been found.

As far as it has been understood - then as mentioned, this could be totally wrong - there are two mains series are of interest.  First the RDS series to which belong the early vintage items.  Then are are "modern" references, with two seemingly coming out of the fog (244N and RN-40) under which falls a variety of weapon sharing the same casing.  On top of that, there are a few other references which could point to different weapons or to just another iteration of the "main" items

RDS Series Ø Length Weight Yield Made Year Year Illustrations Notes AAC
RDS-1 - 1.350 3.350 11000 lb 25.KT - Test 1949 - Tu-4 Tu-16           RDS01
RDS-2 - 1.360 3.760 3000 lb 30.KT - Test 1951 -               RDS02
RDS-3 Marya - - - 40.KT - 1952 - RDS-1 casing ?.. Tu-4 Tu-16           [discarded]
RDS-4 Tatyana - - 2650 lb 40.KT - 1952 1966 production Tu-4 Tu-16           [discarded]
RDS-5 - - - - 30.KT - - - RDS-4 casing ?.. Tu-4 Tu-16   Il-28 Yak26     [discarded]
RDS-6 Ivan - - - 300.KT - 1953 - -   Tu-16           [discarded]
RDS-31 - - - - 60.KT - Test 1953 RDS-3 casing ?..   Tu-16           [discarded]
RDS-27 - - - - 250.KT - Test 1955 RDS-6 casing ?..   Tu-16   Tu-95       [discarded]
RDS-37 - - - - 5.MT - Test 1955 RDS-6 casing ?..               [discarded]
RDS-44 - - - - 2.MT - - - -               [discarded]
RDS-46 - - - - 3.MT -   - -               [discarded]
RDS-49 - - - - 850.K - - - -               [discarded]
RDS220 - 2.100 8.000 60000 lb 50.MT - Test 1961 -               [discarded]
IAB3000 - 0.820 3.300 5218 lb BLANK - - - -       Il-28       [discarded]
Modern Series - - - - - - - -               AAC
244N 6U57 0.580 3.365 1035 lb 1.KT - - - - Su-7 Su-17 Su-20 Su-24       [discarded]
    8U46 0.580 3.365 1035 lb 5.KT - - - - Su-7       Mig21     [discarded]
    8U47 0.580 3.365 1035 lb - - - - -               [discarded]
    8U48 0.580 3.365 1035 lb - - - - -               [discarded]
    8U49 0.580 3.365 1035 lb 1.KT - - - - Su-7 Su-17 Su-20 Su-24 Mig21     N8U49
    8U69 0.580 3.365 1035 lb 1.KT - - - - Su-7       Mig21     [discarded]
    TN450 0.580 3.365 1035 lb 200.KT - - - - Su-7       Mig21     [discarded]
    IAB500 0.580 3.365 1035 lb BLANK - - - -               [discarded]
240N 8U63 0.410 2.273 815 lb 1.KT - - - -   Su-17 Su-20 Su-24       [discarded]
    8U64 0.410 2.273 815 lb 1.KT - - - -               [discarded]
    9U64 0.410 2.273 815 lb 30.KT - - - -               N9U64
    RN40 0.410 2.273 815 lb 30.KT - - - -               [discarded]
Other Items - - - - - - - -               AAC
407N - - - - 5.KT - - - -       Il-28       [discarded]
TN_700 - - - 1545 lb 250.KT - - - -               [discarded]
TN1000 - - - 2205 lb 300.KT - - - -               [discarded]
TN1200 - - - 2645 lb - - - - -             Mig27 [discarded]
RN-24 - - - - - - - - -     Su-20 Su-24       [discarded]
RN-25 - - - - - - - - -         Mig21     [discarded]
RN-28 - - - 660 lb 1.KT - - - -   Su-17         Yak38 [discarded]
RN-30 - - - - 200.KT - - - -               [discarded]
RN-32 - - - - 200.KT - - - -               [discarded]
RN-42 - - - - - - - - -     Tu-22         [discarded]
RN-61 - - - - - - - - -         Su-25     [discarded]
5F58 Depth - - 3500 lb - - - - -           Be-12 Il-38 [discarded]
8F59 Depth - - - - - - - -               [discarded]

Sweden & Switzerland

Source (Sweden)

The Blue and Yellow Bomb by Andreas Persbo - November 16, 2009

http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/602535/the-blue-and-yellow-bomb-part-1/
http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/602547/the-blue-and-yellow-bomb-part-2/
http://www.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/602698/the-blue-and-yellow-bomb-part-3/

Source (Switzerland)

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Neither of these countries developped a nuclear weapon even if projects did exist both in Sweden and Switzerland.  For the purpose of AAC, the "bacground" information below regarding a bomb jointly developped by these nations is thus a fantasy.

REF Use Ø Length Weight Yield Made Year Year Illustrations Notes AAC
SE Bomb 0.500 3.864 1750 lb  25.KT - - - - Fake : He177C2, J32 BRBN1
CH Bomb 0.500 3.864 1750 lb  25.KT - - - - Fake : He177C2, Mirage IIIS FAPN1

United Kingdom

Sources : (various)

  Use Ø Length Weight Yield Made Year Year Illustrations Notes AAC
BD.Mk1 Bomb 60" 288" 10000 lb  15.KT 120 1953 1963 RAF:Blue Danube: V131, HP80, A698 [discarded]
YS.Mk1 Bomb 48" 240" 7250 lb 500.KT 135 1958 1961 RAF:HE 7000lb HC/Yellow Sun: HP80, A698 [discarded]
RS.Mk1 Bomb 21¾" 158½" 1700 lb   1 MT 150 1961 1972 RAF:HE 1700lb HC/Red  Snow: HP80, A698 [discarded]
MC.Mk1 Bomb 28" 144" 1750 lb  15.KT 110 1962 1971 RAF:HE 2000lb MC/Red Beard : [discarded]
MC.Mk2 Bomb 28" 144" 1750 lb  25.KT 135 1962 1971 RAF:HE 2000lb MC/Red Beard : MCMk2
WE177A DC 16" 112" 600 lb  10.KT 110 1969 1992 FAA:HE   600lb MC : DH112,S548, B103 [discarded]
WE177B Bomb 16" 133" 1007 lb 450.KT 150 1966 1998 RAF:HE   950lb MC : HP80, A698, Tornado [discarded]
WE177C Bomb 16" 133" 1007 lb 200.KT 160 1980 1998 RAF:HE   950lb MC : Jaguar, Tornado [discarded]

United States (exclusing other kinds of warheads or ammunitions)

Source : http://www.ciar.org/ttk/hew/hew/Usa/Weapons/Allbombs.html

  Use Ø Length Weight Yield Made Year Year Illustrations Notes AAC
Mk_1 Bomb 28" 120" 8900 lb 15 KT 5 1945 1950   Hiroshima  
Mk_2                   (not produced)  
Mk_3 Bomb 60" 128" 10300 lb 49 KT 120 1944 1950   Nagasaki  
Mk_4 Bomb 60" 128" 10850 lb 31 KT 550 1949 1953      
Mk_5 Bomb 44" 130" 3100 lb 120 KT 140 1952 1963      
Mk_6 Bomb 61" 128" 8000 lb 160 KT 1100 1951 1955      
Mk_7 Bomb 31" 183" 1675 lb 61 KT 1750 1952 1967      
Mk_8 Bomb 15" 132" 3250 lb 30 KT 40 1951 1957   Earth penetrating weapon  
Mk_9 Munition                 Demolition ammunition  
Mk10 Bomb                 Cancelled 1952  
Mk11 Bomb 14" 147" 3250 lb 25 KT 40 1956 1960   Earth penetrating weapon  
Mk12 Bomb 22" 155" 1200 lb 14 KT 250 1954 1962      
Mk13                   Cancelled 1954  
Mk14 Bomb 61" 223" 30000 lb 7 MT 5 1954 1954      
Mk15 Bomb 35" 140" 7600 lb 3 MT 1200 1955 1965      
TX16 Bomb 61" 297" 42000 lb 8 MT 5 1954 1954      
Mk17 Bomb 61" 297" 42000 lb 15 MT 200 1954 1955      
Mk18 Bomb 60" 128" 8600 lb 500 KT 90 1953 1956      
(19)                      
Mk20 Bomb 60" 128" 6400 lb           Cancelled 1954  
Mk21 Bomb 57" 150" 17000 lb 5 MT 275 1955 1957      
Mk22 Bomb 51"   18000 lb 1 MT         Cancelled 1954  
(23)                      
Mk24 Bomb 61" 296" 42000 lb 15 MT 105 1954 1956      
(25)                      
Mk26 Bomb 56" 150" 17000 lb           Cancelled 1956  
Mk27 Bomb 30" 142" 3200 lb   700 1958 1965   US Navy  
Mk28 Bomb 20" 170" 2300 lb 1 MT 4500 1958 1991      
Mk36 Bomb 58" 150" 17500 lb 10 MT 950 1956 1962      
Mk39 Bomb 35" 140" 6750 lb 4 MT 700 1957 1966      
Mk41 Bomb 52" 148" 10500 lb 25 MT 500 1960 1976      
Mk43 Bomb 18" 160" 2100 lb 1 MT 1000 1961 1991      
Mk46 Bomb                 Cancelled 1958  
Mk53 Bomb 50" 150" 8900 lb 9 MT 350 1962 1997   B47, B52, B58  
Mk57 Bomb 15" 118" 500 lb 20 KT 3100 1963 1993      
Mk90 Depth 31¼" 125" 1250.lb 2 KT 225 1955 1960   P5M2  
Mk91 Bomb 14" 147" 3250 lb 25 KG 40 1956 1960   see Mk11 penetration bomb  
B61 Bomb 13" 142" 700 lb 340 KT 1350 1966 1980      
B77 Bomb 18" 144" 2400 lb VAR         Cancelled 1977  
B83 Bomb 18" 145" 2400 lb 1 MT 650 1983 1991      
 
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