October 12, 2007
M65 Recoiless Nuclear Rifle
Yes you heard it right, A nuclear rifle. Developed during the Cold War 60’s it could fire a 155mm nuclear warhead with a yield of 0.1 kiloton which is equivalent of 10 tons of TNT or the same as a MOAB (GBU-43/B). However the M65 had a range of only 3 miles which was its main disadvantage because if the wind is blowing towards the crew they will be affected by the radioactive fall out. Reminds me of the Chinese Nuke Cannon from Command and Conquer Zero Hour.