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'''Nuclear Weapons''' are the most common and well-known examples of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). While the [[Ares Conventions]] were meant to try and prevent their usage, they have played a pivotal and horrific role in shaping the nature of the [[Inner Sphere]].
==Standard Nuclear Weapons==
While a wide variety of tactical nuclear weapons exist, there are a number of common models which can be found in the arsenals of most militaries. There also exist larger strategic weapons, which includes anything greater than 500 kilotons up to massive 50 megaton warheads deployed during the
[[Amaris Crisis ]] and the early [[Succession Wars ]].<ref name=JHS131>''Jihad Hot Spots: 3070'', p. 131</ref>
The '''Alamo''' is a 5 kiloton nuclear missile which can be carried by [[Aerospace Fighter|aerospace]] and [[conventional fighter]]s. They can be used either in space or in an atmosphere to attack air and ground targets, but don't have the range for orbital bombardments or to attack targets in orbit. Though fairly lightweight at only five tons, an Alamo still
imposes a negative impact on the carrying fighter's flight characteristics per missile carried. When used in an atmosphere an Alamo can either operate in ground- or air-burst modes.<ref name=JHS134/>