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#372413 - 04/07/12 02:38 PM Dakkon, Dude!!!
fredk Offline
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You rode nukes? Underwater? And you didn't tell us??

Did you, like, wear a 10 gallon hat and yell out yeeeehaaaaaaw?
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#372443 - 04/07/12 07:40 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: fredk]
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I don't mean to upstage dakkon, but your's truly also had those bad boys beneath my butt in the 1970s in our CF-101B Interceptors - no 'yeeeehaaaaaaws' though - deadly serious stuff!

Given the onerous procedures & security measures around these nuclear rockets, they were a complete PITA with which to operate - very stressful. Give me a conventional Gattling Gun any day, ha!

Here is a pic of the F-101B Voodoo in USAF colours with the little darlings rotated on their bomb bay door, exposed & ready for firing (Russian Bombers were the prey):

http://www.boeing.com/history/mdc/genie.html

CF-101B in Canuck colours:

http://www.canadianwings.com/Aircraft/aircraftDetail.php?VOODOO-36

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Edited by exlabdriver (04/07/12 07:43 PM)

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#372445 - 04/07/12 07:43 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: fredk]
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Why on earth would you have an air to air nuke?! Talk about overkill!
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#372447 - 04/07/12 07:44 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: exlabdriver]
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I had no idea that an air to air nuke was ever made. I understand the advantage of something that makes a very, very big boom on the ground, but what is the value of an air to air nuke?

You beat me to it Ken.


Edited by fredk (04/07/12 07:44 PM)
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#372450 - 04/07/12 07:48 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: fredk]
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The only thing I can think of is firing it into a squadron in tight formation that doesn't see it coming.
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#372451 - 04/07/12 07:51 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: fredk]
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Ask the USAF - it came out of their devious minds, ha!

The missile had no tracking ability. It was launched straight ahead in front of the target (like leading a duck) & it detonated quite soon later, taking out the intended target & hopefully not incinerating us too. There was an elaborate escape manoeuver to try to avoid self destruction.

Thankfully none of these were ever used...

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#372452 - 04/07/12 07:52 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: fredk]
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Wow. What an incredibly bad idea.
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#372454 - 04/07/12 07:58 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: Ken.C]
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I'll say.
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#372455 - 04/07/12 07:59 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: fredk]
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The 'bad' idea was around for 30 years; however, that was the technology of the times. In fact we had only vacuum tube computers in the aircraft, so its computing power was pretty weak.

Remember in the Cold War, fleets of Russian Bombers had a myriad of their own nukes on board targeted at your home & mine.

Any method to stop as many as we could was used, including this one...

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#372457 - 04/07/12 08:01 PM Re: Dakkon, Dude!!! [Re: exlabdriver]
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OK, I'll revise that to scary idea! Thank god we are mostly past that stuff.
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