UNITED STATES

Nuclear warheads and applications

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 9 September 2008

weapon namewarhead designationweapon typestock entryIOCoff alertretire stockwarhead typeest. number builtyield
Little BoyMk-INGB1945194519501951GA515 kt
Mk-IIMk-IINGBcancelledIP0
Fat ManMk3ANGB1945194519491949IP2022 kt
Mk-IIIBMk3BNGB1947194719501950IP12021 kt
Mk-4B4NGB1949194919531953IM400SC--18, 22, 37 kt
SnarkW4ICCMcancelledIM0
Mk-5B5NGB1952195219621963IM140SC--to 81 kt
Regulus IW5SLCM1954195519651965FI35
MatadorW5-0GLCM1954195519621963FI65
Mk-4NMk-6-0NGB1951195219521952IM100*
Mk-6B6NGB1951195119621962IM1190SC--to 160 kt
N-7B7-0NGB1952195219531953IM40*SC
ThorMk-7NGB1952195219671967IM470SC--1 to 70 kt
CorporalW7SRBM1953195519651965IM300DV--2 to 40 kt
BettyW7-1NDB1955195519601960FI22530 kt
BOARW7ASM195419561963IM225SC--1 kt to 70 kt
Honest John W7W7SRBM1953195519601960FI300
ADM-BW7ADM~1954~1959FI3000.09 kt
TX-8TX-8-X2NGB195119521957GA3~18 kt
ElsieMk-8NGB1952195219571957GA40~18 kt
Regulus IW8SLCMcancelledGA0
T-4W8ADM19571957~1963GA40*~18 kt
T-124Mk 9AFAP19521953~19571957GA8015 kt
Air-Burst ElsieTX-10NGBcancelledGA0~14 kt
MK 91 Mod 0Mk-11NGB1956195619601960GA40~15 kt
BrokMk-12NGB1954195519621962IM250SC--10 to 20 kt
W12cancelledIM0
Mk-13Mk-13NGBcancelledFI032 kt
NavahoXW-13ICCMcancelledFI032 kt
EC14B14NGB1954195419541954TN56.9 mt
Mk-15B15NGB1955195519651965TS12003.4 mt
NavahoW15ICCMcancelledTS0
EC16B16NGB1954195419541954TS?57.5 mt
EC17B17NGB1954195419541954TN511 mt
Mk-17B17NGB1954195419571957TN200~12.5 mt
Super Oralloy BombMk-18NGB1953195319561956IC90*500 kt
T-315Mk 19AFAP1956not deployed1963GA80~15 kt
B20B20NGBcancelledFI0~80 kt
B21B21NGB1955195619571957TC2754.5 mt
B21B21NGB1955195619571957TD4.5 mt
NavahoW21ICCMcancelledTN04.5 mt
B22B22NGBcancelledTN01 mt
Mk 23 KatieS23AFAP1956~19571958196250~18 kt
EC24B24NGB1954195419541954TN10~13.5 mt
Mk-24B24NGB1954195419561956TN105~15 mt
GenieEC25AAM1956195619571957IP20~1.5 kt
GenieW25AAM19571957~19841984IP3150~1.5 kt
B26B26NGBcancelledTC?0
B27B27NGB1958195819641964TD700~5 mt
RascalW27-0ASM1958not deployed1958TD?0
Regulus IIW27-0SLCM1958195919641965TD25~4 mt
B28-Y1B28NGB19581958~19911991TD?45001.1 mt
B28-Y2B28NGB19581958~19911992TD350 kt
B28-Y3B28NGB19581958~19911992TD70 kt
B28-Y4B28NGB19581958~19911992FI?~70 kt?
B28-Y5B28NGB19581958~19911992TD?1.45 mt
Hound DogW28ALCM1958196019751976TD?600~1 mt
MaceW28-0GLCM1958195919701970TD?100~1 mt
NavahoTX-29ICCMcancelledTS0
Talos-WW30SAM1959~195919741979FI300~0.5 kt
TADMW30ADM1961~1961~19661966FI300SV--0.5 kt
Nike HerculesW31SAM19581959~19871989BF2550SC--2 or 40 kt
Honest John W31W31SRBM1958~1960~19871987BF1650SC--2, 20 or 40 kt
MK 31W31-1ADM1960~1960~19651965BF300
T-332TX-32AFAPcancelledGA0
M-422W33AFAP19561956~19911992GA2000SC--1.25 kt, 12 kt BF
LuluW34NDB19581958~19711977IF20009 kt
HotpointW34NGB1958~195819641977IF60011 kt
ASTORW34ASW1960~196119741977IF6009 kt
AtlasXW-35ICBMcancelledTN01.75 mt
B36 Y1B36Y1NGB19561956~19611962TD9409.5 mt
B36 Y2B36Y2NGB19561956~19611962TC6 mt
Nike HerculesW37SAMcancelledBF040 kt
Atlas EW38ICBM1961196119651965TN303.75 mt
Atlas FW38ICBM1961196219651965TN803.75 mt
Titan IW38ICBM1961196219651965TN703.75 mt
B39B39NGB1957195719661966TS7003 mt
B39B39NGB1957195719661966TS4 mt
SnarkW39-Y1ICCM1958196019611965TS30~5 mt
RedstoneW39-1SRBM1958195819641964TS602 mt
RedstoneW39-1SRBM1958195819641964TS3.8 mt
BomarcW40SAM1959~195919721972BF350~8 kt
La CrosseW40SRBM1959196019631964BF400
B41 Y1B41Y1NGB1960196019761976TD150~25 mt
B41 Y2B41Y2NGB1960196019761976TC3509.3 mt?
EagleW42AAMcancelled0DV
B43 Y1B43NGB1961196119911991TN10001 mt
B43 Y2B43NGB1961196119911991TN
B43 Y3B43NGB1961196119911991TN
B43 Y4B43NGB1961196119911991FI70 kt
B43 Y5B43NGB1961196119911991TN500 kt
ASROCW44ASW1961~1962~1990~1993?BF?5741 kt
Bullpup BW45-0ASM19621962~19781978BF1000.5 kt
Little JohnW45SRBM1962196219691970BF500
TerrierW45SAM19621962~1990BF7501 kt
MADMW45ADM1962~1962~19841984BF3500.5 kt
MADMW45ADM1962~1962~19841984BF
MADMW45ADM1962~1962~19841984BF15 kt
B46TX-46NGBcancelledTC0~5 mt
SnarkB46ICCMcancelledTN0
Polaris A1EC47SLBM1960not deployed1960TN300600 kt
Polaris A1W47-Y1SLBM196019601965TN1060600 kt
Polaris A2 Y1W47-Y1SLBM19601962~1967TN600 kt
Polaris A2 Y2W47-Y2SLBM~196319741974TN800 kt
M-454W48AFAP1963~1963~19921996LI20000.072 kt
ThorW49IRBM1958195919631975TN351.44 mt
ThorW49ASAT1958196419711975TN10*1.44 mt
JupiterW49IRBM196019601963TN301.44 mt
Atlas DW49ICBM195819591964TN301.44 mt
Nike ZeusW50-0ABMcancelledBF0
Nike ZeusW50-0ASAT1963196319661991BF10
Pershing IA Y1W50-1 Y1MRBM1963196419901991BF28060 kt
Pershing IA Y2W50-1 Y2MRBM1963196419901991BF200 kt
Pershing IA Y3W50-1 Y3MRBM1963196419901991BF400 kt
FalconXW-51AAMcancelledIP00.022 kt
SargeantW52SRBM1962196319761978TN300200 kt
B53 Y1B53 Y1NGB196219621997(2011)TD3409 mt
B53 Y2B53 Y2NGB1964~1964TC9 mt?
Titan IIW53ICBM196219631987~1988TN609 mt
FalconW54AAM1961196119721972IP20000.01 kt
Davy CrockettW54-2SRBM1961196119691971IP400S--0.25 or 0.01 kt
SADMW54ADM1964~1964~19891989IP260S--~1 or 0.01 kt
SUBROCW55ASW19641965~1990~1998TN?285~5 kt
Minuteman I Mk11W56ICBM196319631974TN8501.2 mt
Minuteman IIW56ICBM196319661991(2005)TN500*1.2 mt
B57B57NGB1963196319921992IP?3100S--sub-kt to 20 kt
Polaris A3W58SLBM1964196419811982TN1400200 kt (x3 MRVs)
Minuteman I Mk5W59ICBM1962196219691969TN1501 mt
SkyboltXW-59-X1ALBMcancelledTN01 mt
TyphonW60SAMcancelled0
B61-0B61-0NGB19661968~19921996TN300S--10, 100, 345, or 500 kt
B61-1B61-1NGB1966196919911991TN600S--10, 100, 345, or 500 kt
B61-2B61-2NGB197519751992~1997TN275S--~1, 10, 100, or 345 kt
B61-3B61-3NGB19791979TN750S--0.3, 1.5, 60, or 170 kt
B61-4B61-4NGB19791979TN750S--0.3, 1.5, 10, or 45 kt
B61-5B61-5NGB197719771992~1997TN350S--~1, 10, 100, or 345 kt
B61-6B61-6NGB1991~1993~1993TN150*S--10, 100, 345, or 500 kt
B61-7B61-7NGB19851985TN900*S--~1, 10, 100, or 360 kt
B61-8B61-8NGB~1992~1992TN625*S--~1, 10, 100, or 345 kt
B61-9B61-9NGB~1992~1992TN150*S--10, 100, 345, or 500 kt
B61-10B61-10NGB199019902005TN120*S--0.3, 5, 10, or 80 kt
B61-11B61-11NGB19961997TN100*400 kt
SRVW61SLBMproposedTN0*S--up to 500 kt?
Minuteman III Mk12W62ICBM197019702007(~2009)BF?1725170 kt (x1-3 MIRVs)
LanceW63SRBMcancelledER0
LanceW64SRBMcancelledER0
SprintW65ABMcancelledER0
SprintW66ABM1974197519761985ER7710 kt
Minuteman III Mk17W67ICBMcancelledTN0~2 mt
Poseidon C3 Mk17W67SLBMcancelledTN0~2 mt
Poseidon C3W68SLBM197019711992~1997?BF522040 kt (x6-14 MIRVs)
SRAM-AW69ASM197119721990(1999)1200170 kt
LanceW70SRBM19731974~19921996BF902S--up to 100 kt
LanceW70-3SRBM1981not deployed1992ER380S--up to ~1 kt
SpartanW71ABM1974197519761995TN39~4.8 mt
WalleyeW72ASM19701972~19791979FI?300~0.6 kt
CondorW73ASMcancelled0
W74W74AFAPcancelledPG0S--two options
W75W75AFAPcancelledPG0
Trident IW76SLBM197819792005BF?3175100 kt (x8 MIRVs)
Trident II Mk4W76SLBM19781991BF?1350*100 kt (x4-8 MIRVs)
Trident II Mk4AW76-1SLBM20072008BF?50*100 kt (x4-8 MIRVs)
B77B77NGBcancelledTN0V--~40 kt to 1 mt
Minuteman III Mk12AW78ICBM19791979(~2003)TN?1000335 kt (x2-3 MIRVs)
M-753W79-1AFAP1981~1982~1992(1999)LI325S--0.5, 1.1, or 2.5 kt
M-753W79-1AFAP1984not deployed1992ER225~0.8 kt
TomahawkW80-0SLCM19831984~1992TN367V--up to 200 kt
ALCM-BW80-1ALCM19811982TN1660V--5 to 150 kt
ACMW80-1ALCM19901991~2007TN460*V--5 to 150 kt
TomahawkW80-2SLCM(2006)TN0V--up to 200 kt
ALCM-BW80-3ALCM(2008)TN0V--5 to 150 kt
Standard 2W81SAMcancelledIC03 kt
W82-0W82-0AFAPcancelledER0~1 kt
XM-785W82-1AFAPcancelled0~1.5 kt
B83B83NGB19831984TN650V--up to ~1.2 mt
GryphonW84GLCM198319831991325V--10 to 50 kt
Pershing IIW85IRBM1983198319911991TN120V--0.3 to 80 kt
Pershing IIW86IRBMcancelled0
MX PeacekeeperW87-0ICBM19861986(~2003)TN525300 kt (x10 MIRVs)
MX PeacekeeperW87-0MICBMcancelledTN0300 kt (x10 MIRVs)
Minuteman III SERVW87-0ICBM19862006TN525*300 kt (x1-2 MIRVs)
MidgetmanW87-1MICBMcancelledTN0~500 kt
Trident II Mk5W88SLBM19881990TS?400475 (x4-8 MIRVs)
SRAM-AW89ASMcancelled0V--up to 200 kt
SRAM IIW89ASMcancelled0V--up to 200 kt
B90B90NDBcancelled0low kt
SRAM-TW91ASMcancelled0S--10 or 100 kt
ExcaliburDEWcancelledTN0~50 kt?
EPWNGB?proposedTN0
Trident II Mk5RRW-1SLBMproposedTN0(x4-8 MIRVs)
Minuteman III Mk12ARRW-2ICBMproposedTN0(x1-2 MIRVs)

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