Eric en.wikipedia.org/w... The engine also acted as a secondary weapon for the missile: direct neutron radiation from the virtually unshielded reactor would sicken, injure, or kill living things beneath the flight path; the stream of fallout left in its wake would poison enemy territory; and its strategically selected crash site would receive intense radioactive contamination. In addition, the sonic waves given off by its passage would damage ground installations.
John Olinda That's one of those projects where hindsight gives us many benefits.
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Eric Absolutely, it's a shame there's been little fiction about it though. It's a hell more exciting a concept than the usual world killer devices which get banded about.
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