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    I read in newscientist the UK has about 250 Nukes, where do they keep them? My dad reckons its in some RAF base north of glasgow...
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    ask me that in a few months when I am a weapons controller. lol. We have BMEWS too which can inflict a hell of a lot of damage when needed
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    its kept in scotland and a few submarines.
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    I read in newscientist the UK has about 250 Nukes, where do they keep them? My dad reckons its in some RAF base north of glasgow...
    but yes they are at a RAF base. well, those they tell people about
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    oh and here :-D
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    I read in newscientist the UK has about 250 Nukes, where do they keep them? My dad reckons its in some RAF base north of glasgow...
    Why do you want to know? *is suspicious*
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    I read in newscientist the UK has about 250 Nukes, where do they keep them? My dad reckons its in some RAF base north of glasgow...
    :eek: don't do anything stupid.
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    Aldermaston, Faslane and Coulport.

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    (Original post by musicboy)
    Aldermaston, Faslane and Coulport.

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    and yes, faslane and coulport are on the clyde so near lasgow.

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    (Original post by musicboy)
    Aldermaston, Faslane and Coulport.

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    Yeh my dad said Faslane, how come theyre all in scotland? Is it just for the subs?
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    how come theyre all in scotland?
    I'm really surprised that a sarky biggot hasn't yet interjected with the oh-so predictable "obviously damage limitation in the case of an accident" joke. Where is Dazya when you need him? :rolleyes:
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    Aldermaston is where the UKEA is based. It has long been a center for atomic science in the UK so that makes sense. They probably have other secret locations as well.
    The Scottish bases are beacuse the clyde was used for shipbuliding and is deep enough for subs as well as being inland. Supprised there noe as roslaire, though.
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    The UK's main nuclear deterrent is the Trident II D5 missile, carried by the Vanguard class submarine. The RAF does not currently have any nuclear weapons in service- this is primarily due to the capabilities (and cost) of the Trident II system.

    Check out http://www.mod.uk/issues/nucwhead/deterrent.htm
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    (Original post by MuvverRussia)
    The UK's main nuclear deterrent is the Trident II D5 missile, carried by the Vanguard class submarine. The RAF does not currently have any nuclear weapons in service- this is primarily due to the capabilities (and cost) of the Trident II system.

    Check out http://www.mod.uk/issues/nucwhead/deterrent.htm
    Heaven forbid it, but should the situation change, and a nuclear strike against some suitably petty aggressor (like Fr*nc* ) is required - what would need to happen if the weapons are 'out of service'? And, more to the point, does this mean that the UK could not initiate a rapid nuclear strike with her own weapons at the present time?
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    No, we just use the Trident system (that's what it was designed for lol) and nuke the living **** out of whatever country we want. The tridents need only a few hours notice before a first strike- this is plenty of time, as we would realise that the situation would require this level of force long before it's needed. The trident system is under the control of the RN btw.

    The RAF weapons were taken out of service generally because Trident replaced them- MIRV nuclear missiles are a hell of a lot more effective than free fall nukes.
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    So we have weapons of mass destruction too!
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    I'm really surprised that a sarky biggot hasn't yet interjected with the oh-so predictable "obviously damage limitation in the case of an accident" joke. Where is Dazya when you need him? :rolleyes:
    ****. I was going to say that .
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    So we have weapons of mass destruction too!
    Are you being sarcastic? Of course we do as well as many other countries
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    (Original post by confusd_puzzled)
    Are you being sarcastic? Of course we do as well as many other countries
    I was being sarcastic, was bored. Should have used a smilie to indicate my tone.
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    Countries that have admitted to having Nukes:

    USA - 10,600
    UK - 200
    Russia - 18,000
    China - 400
    France - 350
    North Korea - 2
    Israel - 200
    India - 35
    Pakistan - 50

    (Source : New Scientist June '04)
 
 
 
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