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B61 THERMONUCLEAR BOMB

Posted 10/15/2008 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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B61 Thermonuclear Bomb
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Length:  11 ft 8 in
Diameter:  1 ft 1 in
Basic weight:  700 lbs

The B61 nuclear bomb is designed for carriage by aircraft at supersonic flight speeds and is the primary thermonuclear weapon in the U.S. stockpile since the end of the Cold War. The weapon was designed and built by the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico beginning in 1961 and has been produced in several versions.

The Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB is the Program Manager for all U.S. Air Force munitions.








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