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How to arm a British nuclear bomb Answered

All you need is a single bike-lock key - no codes, no Presidential authorisation.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

That's still more safe than a simple push-button =o]

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darus67
darus67

Reply 13 years ago

Push to arm. Release to detonate.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Kind of like the Javascript commands: mousedown and mouseup events :-)

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royalestel
royalestel

13 years ago

Holy heck. You Brits really are crazy. Of all the idiotic, stupid, short-sighted imperial ideal leftovers this has got to be tops. I'm stunned. I can hardly believe it.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. I assume that the things are stored in VERY high security areas, which would (hopefully) mean that even if you had the key, it would be hard to use it w/o permission. Not all Brits are as crazy as Kiteman. heehee

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Lookit! If I turn the power dial up to 11, and the timer down to zero and turn this key I get a really bi...

FLASH!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

This is in the wrong thread then.....the one on Flash/bangs is down a couple of spots. :-)

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

. ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

This is an article about the bombs used to be armed. They use codes like everybody else, now.

(Oh, and the airforce just used to keep their bombs in hangars on normal air-bases, and any sailor with an agenda and access to a gun would have been able to get at the nukes stored on submarines. Thank goodness they installed codes before somebody invented "war on terror").

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 13 years ago

> the airforce just used to keep their bombs in hangars . OIC. Then royalestel is right, you are ALL crazy! . Mind the gap.

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

Or maybe they are simply really very reliable. =o)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Ok, admittedly, I expected to see a pic of a Nuke with arms on it.....interesting.

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twhaley
twhaley

13 years ago

I always wondered how they did that.

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Vendigroth
Vendigroth

13 years ago

Oh my... Next thing we hear, Trident'll me re-built out of old tin cans.

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The Stig
The Stig

13 years ago

I'd prefer that British nuclear warheads couldn't be activated by "Presidential" authorisation.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

LOL!

I meant, of course, prime ministerial, but I was comparing our old "system" to the US system.