(1960) ... F-106 Delta Darts

... my artwork:  US supersonic interceptors of the Air Defense Command using nuclear tipped 'Genie' air-to-air missiles to destroy Soviet bombers. At operational altitudes of up to 57,000 ft small atomic weapons (1 kiloton) produce virtually no fallout.

note: when the very large numbers of atomic weapons during the cold War are listed - they are including the stockpiles of numerous  anti-aircraft weapons and tactical nuclear artillery shells.


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