W60

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The W60 is a defunct nuclear weapons system. It was designed to be the very small nuclear warhead of the United States Navy's long range Typhon LR surface-to-air missile.[1]

Development started in 1959, and several fire safety issues delayed the XW-60's development. The Typhon itself ran into far more difficult development problems, especially in the size and weight of the acquisition and fire control radars and systems. By late 1963 Typhon was cancelled, with the XW-60 being terminated in March 1964.

References

  1. ^ Polmar, Norman; Robert S. Norris (2009). The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal:A History of Weapons and Delivery Systems since 1945 (1st ed.). Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-5575-0681-8. 
  • Hansen, Chuck, "Swords of Armageddon," Sunnyvale, CA, Chucklea Publications, 1995.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=W60&oldid=816234103"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W60
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "W60"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA