Nuclear Stockpiles: United States, strategic warheads and warheads abroad, various estimates

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2007

See Cumulative estimates, introduction for explanation and sources.


yearUNITED STATES
strategic warheadswarheads abroad
operational
(WRJ)
accountable
(WRJ)
(NRDC 2002)(NRDC 1994)(WRJ)Europe only
(NRDC 2005)
(NRDC 1999)
1945  62   
1946  119   
1947  3213   
1948  10050   
1949  200170   
1950  330299   
1951  500438   
1952  720660   
1953  878878   
1954  1,4181,418 0 
1955  1,7551,75541090107
1956  2,1232,1231,060420464
1957  2,4602,4601,560620660
1958  2,6102,6102,3101,0501,107
1959  2,4962,4963,2901,7501,785
1960  3,1273,1274,7602,9102,964
1961  3,1533,1535,7303,8905,730
1962  3,4513,4516,8404,3406,838
1963  4,0504,0507,3904,5507,392
1964  4,7184,6547,9905,0507,989
1965  5,0554,7039,1606,1109,156
1966  5,7445,04010,0806,64010,080
1967  6,2265,33010,7106,92010,714
1968  6,1175,22110,7407,16010,743
1969  5,9624,98610,5507,21010,546
1970  6,1355,23910,4007,25010,396
1971  7,1406,34010,1707,29010,166
1972  8,6097,8739,6107,1209,609
1973  9,7329,1568,9406,8808,942
1974  10,1959,5878,8806,9208,879
1975  10,66610,0908,7406,9408,735
1976  11,09810,6828,2906,7708,294
1977  11,19410,8107,8406,6007,839
1978  11,15211,0317,7606,600 
1979  11,08810,8007,6806,600 
1980  10,76810,6086,8305,830 
1981  10,46410,6886,7505,830 
1982  10,29110,5156,6705,830 
1983  10,61010,8026,5905,830 
19849,78910,72211,30811,5006,5905,910 
198510,73511,30511,59011,9746,5505,9506,551
198610,29611,84512,31412,3865,6805,120 
198710,82012,39013,68513,1734,8204,300 
198811,51113,56313,08012,7344,6604,180 
198911,59414,14412,78012,4774,5004,070 
199011,37113,94212,30411,9664,3603,970 
199110,92413,3129,3008,7722,8002,450 
19928,69712,7698,2808,420970660970
19938,30410,4177,5287,900590590 
19947,8249,4397,7787,900460460 
1995  7,323 460460 
1996  7,371 460460 
1997  6,720 460460 
1998  6,720 460460150
1999  6,832 460460 
20006,380 6,832 460460 
2001  6,196 460460 
20026,212 6,196 460460 
2003    460460 
2004    400  
2005    400  
20064,122   400  
2007  3,820 400400 
2008       
2009       
2010       
2011       
2012  3,556    


© 1995-2006, 2007 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 26 November 2007.
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