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@ChasKy53  Very good article and thanks for sharing. We need to pay attention here....I don't know any of the tactical stats/info on the aircraft side but wonder....could a Russian jet carry these?


Interestingly, the Russians and Turkey are outlining boundaries now. Trump has really screwed up.


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@ChasKy53  Very good article and thanks for sharing. We need to pay attention here....I don't know any of the tactical stats/info on the aircraft side but wonder....could a Russian jet carry these?

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Appears to me the one writing this article and the other one editing it didn't bother to do any research into nuclear weapons.

 

An F-16 can carry 16,700lbs of ordinance.

The B61 thermonuclear bomb weighs 700lbs and the largest in our inventory (the 9 Megaton B53) weighs 8,850lbs.

 

As part of the START (STrategic Arms Reduction Treaty) with Russia, any plane carrying nukes must have certain EXTERNAL attributes, such as small canards on the fuselage, so they can be identified by recon satelights. The ToadPOTUS announced he didn't like the treaty and would negotiate a new better one, so neither the US or Russia is currently bound by the former agreement and both countries are building bigger, better Nukes WITHOUT the bother of having to let the other know which aircraft might be carrying them.

 

Thanks a bunch you moronic Orange Toad.

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Turkey fired on U.S. special forces in Syria. It's absurd that it still has U.S. nukes.
It’s folly for the U.S. to expose itself to potential nuclear blackmail by keeping these weapons in a country with which it's increasingly in conflict.
Image: An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey on Aug. 12, 2015. The base holds about 50 U.S. nuclear bombs, but the F-16s aren't able to deploy them.Krystal Ardrey / U.S. Air Force via AP

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