Atomic Energy Commission guards practice marksmanship in the New Mexico desert. 1953

... will Russia strike in '54?

1959 ... Delta Dart

1951 ... clobbering the commies!

... Republic XF-84

... more crazy Cold War designs! This one made people sick- literally!

... B-83 nuclear weapon

Put into service in 1983 the B-83 has an adjustable warhead with yields in the low Kiloton range up to 1.2 Megaton ( =1,200,000 tons of TNT) 650 were built and they remain in service. These days, if America air dropped a nuclear weapon on your head, it would probably be one of these.

... tres boom!

... more pretty pictures from French hydrogen bomb tests.