W45 (nuclear warhead)

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Internal components of the Medium Atomic Demolition Munition setup. W45 warhead is to the right of the casing.

The W45 was a multipurpose American

kilotons. The W45 was designed at the Livermore branch of the University of California Radiation Laboratory (UCRL), now Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The W45 used a common nuclear fission core called the

Robin primary, which was used as the fission primary in the thermonuclear W38 and W47

Applications of the W45 warhead included:

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