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2019-08-09 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia Is Going Fishing for a Lost Nuclear-Powered Missile
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Posted by Fred 2019-08-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [506 views ]  Top

#1 a 100-megaton nuclear torpedo

??

for blowing up a boat the size of Rhode Island
Posted by lord garth 2019-08-09 01:16||   2019-08-09 01:16|| Front Page Top

#2 For creating tsunamis on our coasts.
Posted by Butch Thating8912 2019-08-09 01:31||   2019-08-09 01:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Radioactive tsunamis.
Posted by Butch Thating8912 2019-08-09 01:32||   2019-08-09 01:32|| Front Page Top

#4 Fly over country could not be reached for comment.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-08-09 06:36||   2019-08-09 06:36|| Front Page Top

#5  Fly over country could not be reached for comment.

They ROTFLTAO, ahem, and chuckling.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-08-09 07:43||   2019-08-09 07:43|| Front Page Top

#6 At some point you'd think that Putin would be embarrassed.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-08-09 10:19||   2019-08-09 10:19|| Front Page Top

#7 Tsar bomb was not 100 mega-tons. That's the largest nuke ever on this missile.
Posted by 3dc 2019-08-09 10:34||   2019-08-09 10:34|| Front Page Top

#8 Also, Putin appears to be out-doing all current candidates for the position of Dr. Evil and I don't recall Brezhnev even wanting a 100 mega-ton nuke powered missile.
Posted by 3dc 2019-08-09 10:39||   2019-08-09 10:39|| Front Page Top

#9 IIRC, starting at approximately 20 megatons there is a distinct Law of Diminishing Returns for big explosions, whether they are nuclear or impactors (meteors/bolides/etc). When the "fireball" is larger than the lower, denser atmosphere more and more energy is harmlessly radiated into space.
TL/DR: 100 megatons, yeah, scary I guess. *Yawn*
Posted by magpie 2019-08-09 12:50||   2019-08-09 12:50|| Front Page Top

#10 Gee, right after a deep-diving 'bus' fire.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-08-09 16:28||   2019-08-09 16:28|| Front Page Top

#11 Fishing huh? What's he using for bait?
Posted by AlanC 2019-08-09 16:44||   2019-08-09 16:44|| Front Page Top

#12  What's he using for bait? Neutrons!

#9 IIRC, starting at approximately 20 megatons there is a distinct Law of Diminishing Returns for big explosions

I wonder if that applies to an underwater detonation, what with water being incompressible and all. A big-ass tsunami would make a mess of a coastal city.

Nuke power for air propulsion sounds iffy for a bunch of reasons, but an underwater 'missile' sounds doable. Lets call it an unmanned autonomous underwater drone so as to hit all the marketing buzzwords.
Posted by SteveS 2019-08-09 17:17||   2019-08-09 17:17|| Front Page Top

#13 So that's what the explosions and leaks were all about. They were building a 'flying critical nuclear reactor' !
Posted by Dron66046 2019-08-09 19:04||   2019-08-09 19:04|| Front Page Top

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