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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

10 years ago

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

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Goodhartdarus67

Reply 10 years ago

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

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royalestel

10 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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NachoMahmaroyalestel

Reply 10 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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Kitemanroyalestel

Reply 10 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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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

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KitemanNachoMahma

Reply 10 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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NachoMahmaKiteman

Reply 10 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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Goodhart

10 years ago

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

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twhaley

10 years ago

I always wondered how they did that.

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Vendigroth

10 years ago

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

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The Stig

10 years ago

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

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KitemanThe Stig

Reply 10 years ago

LOL!

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