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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Apr 9 01:53 AM

April 9, 2009: Peacekeeper

Peacekeeper missile testing at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

This is a long exposure photo showing the paths of the multiple re-entry vehicles deployed by the missle. 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.
Kumbaya hippie. :p

This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

ZenGum  Thursday Apr 9 02:13 AM

I approve of multiple warheads on missiles. It is like carpooling, and so reduces the greenhouse gas emissions associated with nuclear anihilation.

Scriveyn  Thursday Apr 9 04:59 AM

What with nuclear winter following an all out "nucular" war, some greenhouse gases wouldn't come amiss.

SPUCK  Thursday Apr 9 05:09 AM

That one worked really well. Just like in the brochure!

That could ruin North Korea's whole day.

capnhowdy  Thursday Apr 9 08:24 AM

Looks peaceful enough to me. Great image.

spudcon  Thursday Apr 9 09:00 AM

Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
I approve of multiple warheads on missiles. It is like carpooling, and so reduces the greenhouse gas emissions associated with nuclear anihilation.
So very profound and sensitive. (sniff) I'm touched.

Gravdigr  Thursday Apr 9 02:35 PM

MRVs kick ass.

Sarasvati48  Thursday Apr 9 04:16 PM

That is very, very frightening...jeez...

xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Apr 9 10:53 PM

But Sarasvati48, why are you frightened of peace?

BigV  Friday Apr 10 01:17 AM

That is one XXL can o whup ass. Day-yum.

TheMercenary  Saturday Apr 11 01:55 PM

NK got nuttin on us.

blkfrd  Wednesday Apr 15 03:33 PM

I have visited this site for years and love the cellar pics. I had to join today to clear something up.

That photo is NOT time lapsed...the warheads come in at a huge speed of mach 20 or there abouts. There is so much kinetic energy in a warhead alone that even without a bomb load, they can be used as weapons! When they hit the water, they create a 600 ft tall plume.

I used to work at a company that make the equipment that tracked the rocket and warheads during tests. Someone at work had a pic that looked like that. I asked if that was a time lapsed photo of the reentry vehicles...he then explained how it was a snap shot...

lumberjim  Wednesday Apr 15 03:38 PM

maybe just a slow exposure in low light. you can see that the clouds have tooo much definition for it to be true time lapse.

xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Apr 15 11:59 PM

Thanks for the info blkfrd, that's always welcome... so are you.

IDS-W huh, IDS-P here.

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