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Old 01-30-2017, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by CalMeacham View Post
Actually, the real-life version was almost as bad.

The Davy Crockett was the smallest nuke the US ever designed and built. It had extremely poor shielding (so even hauling the thing around was dangerous) and no abort function. If it was fired, it would go off. And if it didn't go far enough, you were screwed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_C...lear_device%29
The Fat Man from Fallout is objectively a terrible idea. A man-portable (not crew-served) nuclear weapon launched via catapult on the battlefield. The only thing that makes it work is the game mechanics.