from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A part of the armament system in the forward part of a projectile, such as a guided missile, rocket, torpedo, bomb, or other munition, that contains either a nuclear or thermonuclear system, a high explosive system, chemical or biological agents, or inert materials intended to inflict damage on a target.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a missile, projectile, torpedo, rocket, or other munition which contains either the nuclear or thermonuclear system, high explosive system, chemical or biological agents, or inert materials intended to inflict damage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
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The Obama administration protested that the program should fund rockets, too, as a warhead is useless without a delivery mechanism.
Although RN ships where lost in the Falklands conflict, the warhead is so sml on the exocet, its not immediate and if you have a look at the ships which where sunk they were neither equipped for the roll, or placed in the right spot or where due for upgrades which had to be postponed when the conflict started.
The decision to use nuclear weapons, regardless of the size of the warhead, is always a political one.
As an Iranian government minister, are you willing to be responsible for the millions and millions of deaths that sending one nuclear warhead is going to lead to?
The physicists who had developed these devices understood the potential for miniaturization and a simultaneous escalation in warhead yields, past the twenty-two kilotons of Nagasaki and indeed past a thousand kilotons, into the multimegaton range — the realm, when multiplied, of global suicide.
The Army's new version of the multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) warhead is supposed to have nearly twice the range (37 miles vs. 20) of existing rockets.
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