Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow


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Captain_Crusty submitted a new resource:

Broken Arrow - How the US Navy lost a nuclear bomb

Broken Arrow by Jim Winchester tells the story of a US Navy A-4 Skyhawk that fell off the side of the an aircraft carrier, the USS Ticonderoga, in 1965. What makes this accident unique is that the aircraft was loaded with a live B43 one-megaton thermonuclear bomb. A bomb that was never recovered and still sits at the bottom of the ocean.

The story of how the aircraft ended up overboard is fascinating; using the Swiss cheese theory of accidents, this was a classic case of lots of little...

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