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W70 is the designation for a tactical nuclear warhead developed by the United States in the early 1970s. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory designed W70 was used on the MGM-52 Lance missile. About 1250 were built in total. The warhead had a variable yield of between 1 and 100 kilotons, selectable by the user. The design dates from 1973.

The W70-3 was a modified version of the W70 and one of the first warheads to be battlefield-ready with an "enhanced radiation" (i.e. neutron bomb) feature. It had an explosive yield of about 1 kt, was manufactured during 1981–83, and retired by 1992; 380 were built. Note that using the explosive yield of a neutron weapon to measure its destructive power can be deceptive, especially given the W70s variable yield - so-called "neutron bombs" only display their unique qualities at lower yields; at higher yields, the radius of intense heat and blast effects far outstrips the range that the prompt radiation can reach through an atmosphere. This effect is exaggerated against tank crews, who are extremely well protected against heat and blast, but whose vehicle's armour is readily penetrated by energetic neutron radiation.

The inventor of the neutron bomb, Samuel Cohen, has criticized the description of the W70 as a "neutron bomb":

the W-70 ... is not even remotely a "neutron bomb." Instead of being the type of weapon that, in the popular mind, "kills people and spares buildings" it is one that both kills and physically destroys on a massive scale. The W-70 is not a discriminate weapon, like the neutron bomb—which, incidentally, should be considered a weapon that "kills enemy personnel while sparing the physical fabric of the attacked populace, and even the populace too."


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W70 Language Watch Edit This article relies largely or entirely on a single source Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources Find sources W70 news newspapers books scholar JSTOR January 2018 W70 is the designation for a tactical nuclear warhead developed by the United States in the early 1970s The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory designed W70 was used on the MGM 52 Lance missile About 1250 were built in total The warhead had a variable yield of between 1 and 100 kilotons selectable by the user The design dates from 1973 The W70 3 was a modified version of the W70 and one of the first warheads to be battlefield ready with an enhanced radiation i e neutron bomb feature It had an explosive yield of about 1 kt was manufactured during 1981 83 and retired by 1992 380 were built Note that using the explosive yield of a neutron weapon to measure its destructive power can be deceptive especially given the W70s variable yield so called neutron bombs only display their unique qualities at lower yields at higher yields the radius of intense heat and blast effects far outstrips the range that the prompt radiation can reach through an atmosphere This effect is exaggerated against tank crews who are extremely well protected against heat and blast but whose vehicle s armour is readily penetrated by energetic neutron radiation The inventor of the neutron bomb Samuel Cohen has criticized the description of the W70 as a neutron bomb the W 70 is not even remotely a neutron bomb Instead of being the type of weapon that in the popular mind kills people and spares buildings it is one that both kills and physically destroys on a massive scale The W 70 is not a discriminate weapon like the neutron bomb which incidentally should be considered a weapon that kills enemy personnel while sparing the physical fabric of the attacked populace and even the populace too 1 2 See also EditList of nuclear weaponsReferences Edit Check Your Facts Cox Report Bombs Insight on the News 9 August 1999 dead link globalsecurity org W70 Nuclear WarheadExternal links Edit Weapons of Mass Destruction WMD W70 globalsecurity org Retrieved 2006 03 11 Types of Nuclear Weapons Carey Sublette Retrieved 2006 04 07 U S nuclear weapons stockpile June 1990 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists June 1990 Retrieved 2009 07 30 This article related to nuclear weaponry is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title W70 amp oldid 1033359806, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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