[Beowulf] Re: "hobbyists"

Mike Davis jmdavis1 at vcu.edu
Thu Jun 19 13:39:41 EDT 2008


To continue to be OT. Look up the Davey Crockett.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)



It is a weapon meant exclusively for battlefield use. It is also almost 
a suicide weapon.





Kilian CAVALOTTI wrote:
> On Thursday 19 June 2008 06:58:44 am Robert G. Brown wrote:
>   
>> Getting too big
>> or two small an explosion can either kill your own troops or not kill
>> all of the enemy on an actual battlefield.
>>     
>
> To add some more OT stuff to this thread, I don't think a nuclear weapon 
> has ever been used (or even considered being used) to kill troops on a 
> battlefield. Some cluster bombs (hey, back on topic! :)) are probably 
> enough for this purpose.
>
> IMHO, a nuclear weapon is mainly a dissuasion weapon, ie, one you claim 
> you own to make your ennemies think twice before they strike you. Or 
> that you use against civilians to make your point louder, and let your 
> ennemies understand they'd better surrender.
>
> That's why I find the association between "nuclear weapon" 
> and "battlefield" a bit irrelevant.
>
> Other than that, pretty interesting stuff. I'm unfortunately supporting 
> your conclusions.
>
> Cheers,
>   

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