M65 Atomic Cannon: rare photographs from wartime archives

M65 Atomic Cannon: rare photographs from wartime archives

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M65 Atomic Cannon: rare photographs from wartime archives - A photographic compendium of the M65 Atomic Cannon

At the end of the 1940s, the USA wanted an artillery piece that could deliver an atomic warhead. The M65, a 280mm cannon, was developed that could throw a W-9 15 kiloton nuclear warhead or a conventional 275kg high explosive warhead 20 miles. The first version was completed in 1951 and on 24th May 1953, the only nuclear round ever to be shot from this type of gun was fired. By 1955 there were a number of M65 gun battalions in Europe and in Korea.

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