Nuclear History Note US Atomic Demolition Munitions 1954–1989

  title={Nuclear History Note US Atomic Demolition Munitions 1954–1989},
  author={M. Bird},
  journal={The RUSI Journal},
  pages={64 - 68}
  • M. Bird
  • Published 2008
  • Engineering
  • The RUSI Journal
  • DOI: 10.1080/03071840802103306 Perhaps the least openly-discussed nuclear weapons produced during the Cold War were atomic demolition munitions (ADMs). Often called nuclear land mines, ADMs were designed to be exploded in the forward battle area to delay or channel enemy forces. In essence, they were simply nuclear warheads without an associated delivery vehicle. Instead of being carried to the target by missiles, aircraft or artillery shells, they were ‘handdelivered’ by soldiers. Since ADMs… CONTINUE READING


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