Wikipedia:Picture of the day/October 10, 2005

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Picture of the day

LG-118A Peacekeeper

The LG-118A Peacekeeper missile system being tested at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The Peacekeeper can carry up to ten re-entry vehicles, each armed with a nuclear warhead with the explosive power of up to 300 kilotons, 25 times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II). Under the unratified START II treaty, all are to be removed from service by 2005.

Photo credit: U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command
Photographer David James Paquin. Archive - Nominate new image