The upgraded B61-12 nuclear bombs will arrive in Europe sooner than expected

The warhead itself is one of the most versatile in the US arsenal, as its explosive power can be increased or decreased depending on the target, making it a low to medium performance weapon. The force of the explosion can be 0.3, 1.5, 10 or 50 kilotons. According to specialists, an explosion of 50 kilotons underground corresponds to an explosion on the surface of a bomb with a force of 750 kilotons to 1.25 megatons. In comparison, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima had an effect of 15 kT.

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