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Nuclear Weapons: Air, Surface, Submarine

Only two months after the end of World War II, the Navy established an office to develop nuclear weapons that could be deployed by surface ships, submarines, and aircraft. Ultimately, the Navy armed its forces during the Cold War with nuclear capable planes, bombs, missiles, torpedoes, and depth charges.
 
 

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Nuclear Weapon Types

Nuclear Weapon Types


Click the images below to read description of Nuclear Weapons developed and deployed during the Cold War:
Nuclear Weapons
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Educational Videos

play videoOperation Crossroads: Able and Baker Day Tests (released 1946):  This 1946 Navy documentary tells the story of the atomic bomb tests of Operation Crossroads, at Bikini Atoll. It has footage of both the Able and Baker tests in July 1946. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UMO-18.

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