Author: FM Liew
Date: 06-10-12 11:12
Beyond that all three nations have a vested interest in enforcing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which all three nations ratified. I know many of your cohorts want every wacko on the block to have their own suticase nuke, but that just shows their lack of ....hmmm, brains?
I remember USA wanted use nuclear artillery during Korean and Vietnam civil war....the programme eventually got miscarriage..due high radiation posed to the handler......today may be different.
United States developments resulted in nuclear weapons for various artillery systems, after the short-lived M65 Atomic Cannon standard howitzers were used. Delivery systems include, in approximate order of development:
MGR-1 Honest John free flight rocket delivering W7 nuclear weapon, 1953
M65 Atomic Cannon delivering 280mm W9 and W19 nuclear shells, 1953
MGM-5 Corporal missile delivering W7 nuclear weapon, 1955
M110 howitzer delivering 203mm W33 nuclear shell, deployed in 1957
MGM-18 Lacrosse missile with nuclear warhead. It was deployed in West Germany from 1959 to 1963.
M109 self-propelled and M114 towed howitzers delivering 155mm W48 nuclear weapon starting in 1963
MGM-29 Sergeant missile delivering W52 nuclear weapon, 1963
MGM-31 Pershing missile delivering W50 nuclear weapon, 1969
MGM-52 Lance missile delivering W70 nuclear weapon, 1972
Pershing II missile delivering W85 nuclear weapon, 1983