> In a message dated 6/15/00 11:18:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Spudboy100@aol.com writes:<< << The US government will admit to having built
> 400 backpack nukes, they thought they might be useful in sabotage if they
> wanted to destroy something really big like a major dam. It weighed 58
> pounds, could be deployed by one man, and exploded with a force of 800 tons
> of TNT. I'm sure they have classified stuff that's much better nowadays
> because that was back in 1964.
> >> Nick-named The Davy Crocket >>
> In those days we had a bazooka type weapon called the Davy Crocket that
> sounded very much the same as what you described. I am wondering if it is
> the same weapon and if that explains why the battlefield version disappeared
> from our public arsenal.
Yes, and there were artillery shells developed for 4 and 8 inch guns that were
nuke capable. Once the gummint had a better idea of what lingering radiation
could do, many of those were retired and dismantled. Some were kept in europe
for helping to winnow down the 20 to 1 odds against us in armor capability the
Warsaw Pact had if they tried to take western europe. So far as I know, many or
most are no longer in service. Those still in storage are kept at places like
Dugway which are VERY secure.
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