kiloton weapon


kiloton weapon
A nuclear weapon, the yield of which is measured in terms of thousands of tons of trinitrotoluene explosive equivalents, producing yields from 1 to 999 kilotons. See also megaton weapon; nominal weapon; subkiloton weapon.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • kiloton weapon — /ˈkɪlətʌn wɛpən/ (say kiluhtun wepuhn) noun a nuclear weapon, the yield of which is measured in terms of thousands of tons of trinitrotoluene explosive equivalents …   Australian English dictionary

  • subkiloton weapon — A nuclear weapon producing a yield below one kiloton. See also kiloton weapon; megaton weapon; nominal weapon …   Military dictionary

  • megaton weapon — A nuclear weapon, the yield of which is measured in terms of millions of tons of trinitrotoluene explosive equivalents. See also kiloton weapon; nominal weapon; subkiloton weapon …   Military dictionary

  • nominal weapon — A nuclear weapon producing a yield of approximately 20 kilotons. See also kiloton weapon; megaton weapon; subkiloton weapon …   Military dictionary

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