Hi readers. Thanks for coming by.
I came across this recently declassified pic of the Davy Crockett missile and couldn’t resist posting it. Probably the first tactical nuclear weapon anywhere. We had a battalion of these in Korea in the 1st Cavalry Division, and probably there were a lot more in the other units along the DMZ. In those days even the name, “Davy Crockett” was classified.
The one depicted here isn’t precisely the same as those in the 1st Cavalry Division, though. Ours were mounted on 3/4 Ton trucks and unless my memory is flawed I think ours were larger diameter than this.
I’ve never seen a picture of a Davy Crockett before. They sure-as-hell weren’t allowing any shutterbugs loose in the vicinity of the Special Weapons / Division Artillery in those days. I did, however, see a lot of diagrams, both internal and external. I wish I’d been interested enough to remember some of it.
Anyway, we had enough of those just in the 1st Cavalry Division to spark WWIII. Probably with some left over for WWIV.
Probably nowadays they’re all re-deployed to Israel and pointed all their neighbors except Palestine. Conventional weapons will take care of Palestinians just fine until they get them into the camps for the final solution.