TITLE

Neutron 'Bomb'

PUB. DATE
September 1981
SOURCE
National Review;9/4/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 17, p1000
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the psychological reason behind the plan of the Soviet Union to develop a neutron bomb. The neutron bomb, in fact, is not a bomb but merely an eight-inch artillery shell that could be used as an anti-tank defensive weapon. However, by calling it bomb and associating it with weapons of mass destruction, the Soviet Union has gained a political edge. By naming the weapon as such, the Soviet Union could politically intimidate other European nations and build a mood of futility and neutralism. Indeed, the development of a neutron bomb would serve well in the psychological warfare.
ACCESSION #
6066043

 

Related Articles

  • Sandia develops antiarmor robots...  // Design News;11/21/88, Vol. 44 Issue 22, p30 

    Describes the main features of Fire Ant, a powerful robotic anti-tank weapon designed to keep soldiers a safe distance from the battlefield, developed by a Sandia National Laboratories team in the U.S. Features; Dimensions; Physical description.

  • The Evolution of Soviet/Russian ATGW Design. Szulc, Tomasz // Military Technology;Sep2004, Vol. 28 Issue 9, p30 

    Traces the development of the Soviet guided anti-tank weapons (ATGW). Early designs such as the 3M6 SHMEL, which was just a copy of the Swiss COBRA; Second generation of ATGW which included the 3M11; Soviet/Russian antitank guided missile ( ATGM) designs available in the market;...

  • The Law Gets Tougher. Kemp, Ian // Armada International;Apr/May2006, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p46 

    Presents information on the development of light anti-armour weapon (LAW). Estimated number of anti-armor and bunker-buster weapon that will be produced globally through 2014; Information on several models of LAW; Details of the contracts awarded to several LAW developers.

  • Syria's Rebels Gain Heavy Weapons. White, Jeffrey // Washington Institute for Near East Policy: PolicyWatch;2013, p1 

    The article offers the author's insights on the implications of rebels' acquisition of military weapons on war in Syria. Topics discussed include various weapons that have been acquired including armored vehicles, antiaircraft weapons, and antitank weapons, rebels use of such weapons in...

  • TANK CRUSHER! Hogan, Brian J. // Design News;4/20/92, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p58 

    The article features the U.S. military weapon system called the Line of Sight Antitank. The weapon system is comprised of a stretched Bradley Fighting Vehicle with kinetic energy missiles (KEM) and an advance control system. KEM strikes tanks at a great amount of speed. All armor struck by the...

  • Neutron bomb: reactions from Europe. Myrdal, Alva // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1981, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p62 

    The article presents the author's opinion on reactions of the Europeans towards the decision of production of enhanced radiation weapon by the U.S. He considers the decision to be unreasonable. He views that the psychological effect of the decision is to heighten the revulsion against the...

  • National Security and a National Laboratory. Kerr, Donald M. // Vital Speeches of the Day;10/1/81, Vol. 47 Issue 24, p766 

    Presents the text of a speech given by Los Alamos National Laboratory director Donald M. Kerr on August 13, 1981, which deals with national security and the neutron bomb.

  • A Rare Catch.  // Time;4/9/1973, Vol. 101 Issue 15, p49 

    The article reports on the speculation concerning the supply of weapons of the Irish Republican Army. It reveals that the weapons are delivered by sea. It indicates that the navy's three minesweepers and a fishery protection trapped a coastal freighter loaded with five tons of weapons on the...

  • Smart Shells: The Electronics Behind Big Guns. KAMALANATH, B. // Electronics For You;Nov2014, Vol. 3 Issue 7, p66 

    The article presents part three of a discussion regarding the electronics behind big guns. It explores the various types of smart shells for tanks and self-propelled gun (SPG) including the semi-active laser-guided shells, the sensor-fused tank killer shells, and the jammer shells. It also...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics