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W53 Thermonuclear Bomb

Based upon the Mk-53 "hydrogen" bomb, the W53 was modified to be carried by the Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). With a yield in the megaton range, the W53 fit into a Mk-6 re-entry vehicle installed on top of the Titan II.

This artifact is on loan courtesy of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.

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