Monday, July 16, 2007

The Picture Is Real

What A Lovely Day For A Paddle

OK what is this then?
The text says "It's nuclear warheads re-entering the atmosphere, luckily only testing this time." here and the pic name says they are peacekeepers. But if it really shows missiles entering the atmosphere, then its a stunner of a pic.

Thanks to Lyon on Redit for finding the information about this picture.

LGM-118A Peacekeeper missile system being tested at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

The lines shown are the re-entry vehicles -- one Peacekeeper can hold up to 10 nuclear warheads, each independently targeted. Were the warheads armed with a nuclear payload, each would carry with it the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized weapons.