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Would you risk hauling this load of nuclear gravity bombs?


A recently released picture shows a truckload of B61 and B83 nuclear gravity bombs being hauled on an open flatbed trailer.

The Sandia National Laboratories released the picture in a review of its Labs Accomplishments in the 2019 Fiscal Year.

The bombs in the picture were inert and bound for testing, but it is still highly unusual to see these being transported in such an exposed way. Typically nucellar weapons are shipped off across the country inside heavily armored and modified tractor-trailer trucks.

The image shows what appears to be six B61 trainers, including one with an orange-colored body section and tail unit representing the newest B61-12 variant, and two B83 trainers.

The picture was taken between Oct. 1, 2018, and Sept. 30, 2019, but it is unknown exactly when or where it was shot. It is also unclear why the bombs were transported in such an open way to be tested.


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