W69

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W69 is a United States nuclear warhead used in AGM-69 SRAM Short-Range Attack Missiles.

It was designed in the early 1970s and produced from 1974 to 1976. It remained in service until 1991, with the last units being retired in 1996. About 1,500 were produced.

The W69 design was one of many derived from the B61 nuclear bomb design.

Specifications[edit]

The W69 has a diameter of 15 inches and is 30 inches long. It weighed 275 pounds. It has a yield of between 170-200 kilotons. [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ List of all US Nuclear Weapons at The Nuclear Weapon Archive. Accessed July 10, 2007