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Nuclear Weapons

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Standard Nuclear Weapons
== 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 the massive 50 megaton warheads deployed during the Amaris Crisis and the early Succession Wars.<ref name="JHS:3070p130+"/>
=== Elias ===
The '''Elias''' is an extremely compact, one fiftieth of a kiloton (or one decaton) nuclear device created by the [[Federated Suns]]. This type of nuclear weapon, while not common to terrorists, can occasionally slip through, and be used as "backpack bombs". They are intended to be used as satchel charges, or in some cases used as landmines. These have a blast radius of half a kilometer for their secondary blast characteristics, and their primary blast characteristic is half that.<ref name ="IO">''Interstellar Operations'' P. 169-177 Nuclear Weapons</ref>
=== Davy Crockett ===
=== Peacemaker ===
The '''Peacemaker''' is a 500 kiloton nuclear missile, the largest tactical nuclear weapon, which is based on the [[Killer Whale]] missile and can be fired from an appropriate launcher.<ref name=H:RW195/> It can also be launched by purpose-built silos to attack either surface or orbital targets. When operating in an atmosphere, the Peacemaker takes just a little over twenty-three minutes to travel its maximum range of 10,000 kilometers.<ref>''Jihad Hot Spots: 3070'', p. 135, "Peacemaker"</ref>
=== Asset Management Weapon ===
The '''Asset Management Weapon''' or '''AMW''' is the was created initially by [[House Marik]] of the [[Free Worlds Leauge]] by completely stripping out nearly all of the components in a [[Barracuda]] Capital Missile. This is the single largest payload deployed at three megatons, and was extensively used by all sides in the [[First Succession War]]. These weapons proved ineffective at capital scale space warfare due to the lack of targeting systems, but were extraordinarily destructive against planetary surfaces, where they "removed strategic assets" such as manufacturing complexes extremely effectively.<ref name="IO"></ref>
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