The M-28 or M-29 Davy Crockett Weapon System was the tactical nuclear recoilless gun (smoothbore) for firing the M-388 nuclear projectile that was deployed by the United States during the Cold War. It was one of the smallest nuclear weapon systems ever built. It is named after American soldier, congressman, and folk hero Davy Crockett.
It was to create a tactical nuclear recoilless gun for firing the M388 nuclear and small battle field nuke that could be used to hit advancing Soviet troops/armoured colombs, captured bridges and forward bases with. it had a 20 to 100 tonne (0.02 to 0.1kt) yield warhead.
The M-28 or M-29 Davy Crockett Weapons System was a tactical reconciles gun launcher systems that used the M-388 round used a version of the W54 warhead. The Mk-54 warhead weighed about 51 lb (23 kg), berylium wrapped fission device with a 10 or 20 tonne yield which was very close to the minimum practical size and yield for a fission warhead. It was officially in US army use from ~1961 to ~1967.
The Little Feller I and Little Feller II were a set of low yield nuclear tests with the Davy Crockett Weapon System undertaken by the US army at the Nevada Test Site on July 7 and July 17, 1962, as part of Operation Sunbeam.
Service in S. Korea and GermanyEdit
Davy Crockett was a recoilless gun on a tripod for firing the M-388 atomic round. It was a major concern that a heat of the battle, combat related, chain of command issue could occur which meant that repetitively junior field commanders were likely to be given the responsibility of authorising it's use!
- A nuclear\atomic holocaust or nuclear apocalypse
- Cold War
- The atomic artillery peace ‘Atomic Annie’
- Atomic\nuclear war
- Pluton missile
- Lance missile
- SS-20 missile
- Germany's Fulda Gap