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A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that suddenly releases the energy in the nucleus of certain types of atoms, either through fission (atomic bomb) or fusion (thermonuclear/hydrogen bomb). When triggered, a nuclear bomb releases a huge amount of energy in the form of an explosion, often shaped as a mushroom cloud. The aftermath of the explosion results in radioactive fallout and a nuclear winter.

Most nuclear weapons during the Cold War were delivered by a strategic bomber, such as the B-52.

Nuclear weapons in WargameEdit

Wargame: European EscalationEdit

Strategic nuclear weapons were used during the last days of World War III, resulting in a nuclear holocaust.

Strategic nuclear weapons were also to be used before the events of Fatal Error, but the use of the weapons were averted, resulting instead in a grueling conventional war.

Wargame: AirLand BattleEdit

Tactical nuclear weapons, during the Invasion of Scandinavia, can be used as strategic supports.

States with nuclear weapons during the Cold WarEdit

See alsoEdit

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