I saw this once on the History Channel, it was about mobile artillery shooting atomic shells anyways I never saw the video until now, its from ebaum's world http://media.ebaumsworld.com/atomicbomb.wmv kinda looks fake though, tell me what you think
Its the real shit... Its on one of the deadly Atol islands in the pacific south of Hawaii (IIRC). Its the worlds first Atom Cannon (Grable), used in operation Upshot/Knothole and detonated on May 25, 1953. It looks fake because the original footage is in yours trooly... Black and White. This ones been colorized.
Whoops, its not on Bikini Atoll, its in Nevada. My baaad. Oh and I love how the bomb burns the paint of those vehicles before it flips them with the shockwave. Oh and the moment of silence between the fire and boom.
That looks fake to me.
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17th June 2003
Seen that movie so often. Anyway, that wouldn't really be used in war. Just think of how dangerous that is. One little mistake or problem and it could backfire both literally and figuratively fairly easily. Don't even start thinking about how easy they could be captured by the enemy.
If you want to add that into FH, forget about it. I have one word for you, FPS!
Oh, and noobies yelling out unfair.
Its real dude.. Trust me.
Yeah, thats realistic...Those artillerie nukes were really common during the cold war.
By the way, i still get the shakes when i think about the old US Nike rocket site thats 800 meters away from my house wich is closed for 10 years now.(not my house...) They had 2 Nukes there , too.They were supposed to be fired against russian Bomber groups flying at high altitude.
That means there have been two nukes READY to go 24/7 only 800 meters from me, and they have been stored in shelters above ground.Not that it would matter at that distance, but...you know what i mean. The other thing about it is, that we would have been one of the first targets in case of a russian attack...I would definately not have seen all of the fireworks...
Since the US left that place, they left most of it incl. the watch towers and stuff intact, only radar and launching eqipment was displaced. We had a good time playin paintball there, but unfortunately that place was discovered by some local nazi idiots who held their meetings and stuff there. Since that time its patrolled by police and german MP about a dozen times a day.
Sweet. Im a huge fan of the cold war.
My Dad was in an artillery unit stationed on the Korean DMZ in the early-60s. And while most of the world thought the war there was over, there were almost nightly skirmishes between N. Korean forces and US/ROK forces. He told me that on two occasions they actually had the nuke rounds loaded in their tubes and were awaiting the order to fire.
Basically, the feeling was that if the N. Koreans came across the DMZ, that's all they had to stop them.
Pretty scary stuff.
Pretty much it, in the 60's with all the acitivity in and around Vietnam and China... Not to mention the forces stationed in Japan, America, as a behomoth of what it was, was still speard as thin as butter on toast. Theres still troops in Germany and Japan to this day, makes you wonder what the taxes are really paying for...
Protection or politics.