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B83 THERMONUCLEAR BOMB

Posted 10/15/2008 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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B83 Thermonuclear Bomb
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Length:  12 ft 0 in
Diameter:  1 ft 6 in
Basic weight:  2,400 lbs

The B83 nuclear weapon was developed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California beginning in the late 1970s. It entered service in 1983 and the first underground test detonation took place on 15 December 1984. The B83 was intended for high-speed carriage (up to Mach 2.0) and delivery from either high or low altitude.

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








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