Hiroshima Peace Science Volume 38
2017-03 発行


The Role of Strategic Bomber as a Means of Transporting Nuclear Weapons
Yamashita, Akihiro
There was an inseparable connection between the development of nuclear weapons and the development of strategic bombers during the period from 1945 to 1968.
I discuss the nuclear weapons development competition between the United States of America and the Soviet Union, and clarifies the relationship between nuclear weapons and strategic bombers. And I survey some aircraft accidents that occurred by United States Air Force mission in which B-52 strategic bomber armed with thermonuclear weapons remained on continuous airborne alert, flying routes to points on the Soviet Union border during the period from 1960 to 1968.
Finally, I discuss the necessity of disclosing information and removing each other's suspicion.
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