Documentary of 1980s near-nuclear ground explosion of a Titan II missile in Damascus, Arkansas in Silo 374-7, based on Eric Shlosser's award-winning book of the same title. A riveting minute by minute account of the accident started by the failure to follow written maintenence procedures.Written by
The footage of the Titan missile exploding is actually that of an Orbital ATK Antares rocket exploding shortly after liftoff, on October 28th, 2014. See more »
It was never possible for an accidental Titan missile explosion to unleash a nuclear detonation. The worst scenario would have been the deaths of the crew in the affected silo.
All nuclear warheads rely on "quick-assembly" in order to achieve critical mass, and therefore detonation. The very first atomic bomb type built and tested by the USA was adapted from an artillery piece (a simple, linear assembly). All subsequent devices have been designed as implosion models, where a complex set of explosive lenses compress the fissile material in a uniform manner, and in perfect sequence.
The premise that a fuel leak at a Titan missile silo could have caused a thermonuclear disaster is both deeply flawed and physically impossible. See more »
Shocked and Dismayed!!!
This documentary shows how inherently dangerous and unpredictable nuclear missiles are. It also shows how deceptive the FEDS and the military have been regarding these dangers. The military's treatment of the enlisted men who got seriously injured and risked their lives to prevent this accident from turning into a nuclear holocaust is totally inexcusable. SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!
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