Medium Atomic Demolition Munition (internal)



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Internal view of a Medium Atomic Demolition Munition (nuclear landmine) produced by the United States from 1965 to 1986. From left to right: packing container, warhead, code-decoder unit, firing unit.

The MADM was a tactical nuclear weapon with a destructive yield which varied between (1-15 kilotons). The entire unit weighed less than 400 lbs.


  • Immediate source: Brookings Institution / Chuck Hansen's Swords of Armageddon
  • Ultimate source: Department of Defense photograph
Public domain This image is a work of a U.S. military or Department of Defense employee, taken or made during the course of an employee's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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