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05 Jan 2013, 11:47 am

thomas81 wrote:
ruveyn wrote:

Only if we invade. One can carpet bomb a country with nukes.

Ive never heard of nuclear carpet bombing.

The Ohio Class submarines are equipped with MIRVs (up to 12 warheads per Trident II missile). It is the very definition of nuclear carpet bombing. ... ry_vehicle

One Ohio can carry a nuclear payload 7,600 - 10,523 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima (disregarding START and SORT).

The US has 18 Ohio Class submarines (14 of which are ICBM submarines which carry 50 percent of the US nuclear strategic arsenal).

Of course, one Ohio could perhaps wipe out all life on the planet. Someone apparently watched Dr. Strangelove and went: "Oh, Yeah!".

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