2011 ... say goodbye to the B-53!

... awww! The last of our really big nukes have been dismantled! The venerable B-53 Hydrogen Bombs, built in both air dropped and Titan missile warhead versions, have been removed from stockpile and reduced to pieces and parts. 350 were built between 1961 - 65. The last remaining 50 of these nine megaton 'crowd pleasers' were disassembled at the Pantex plant.  

I hope these guys in the ball-caps know what they're doing and realize that if that thing gets cranky there won't be a living thing left for twenty miles in any direction!

all images- Right click- open in New Window= super colossal size!