"Limited Nuclear Strike on Russia": Why American B61-12 Bombs Are Dangerous


In the USA, the first serial modernized aviation atomic bomb B61-12 was produced and handed over to the military. This ammunition has a nuclear charge of variable power - from 0,7 to 170 kilotons, and its main carrier will be the F-35 multifunctional fighter.


According to a military expert, head of the sector of international militarypolitical and militaryeconomic problems of the Higher School of Economics Vasily Kashin, a bunch of F-35 plus B61-12 poses a certain danger for Russia, since it allows a limited nuclear strike on its territory.

Combined with modern carriers such as the F-35 fighter-bomber, the upgraded B61-12 atomic bombs are a dangerous weapon capable of pinpointing well-protected targets. F-35s have the ability to overcome air defenses with a considerable degree of probability. At some heights, they can suppress or weaken the Russian air defense system in a number of areas.

- the expert told the newspaper LOOK.

At the same time, Kashin recalled that the use of atomic weapons against Russia, albeit low-power, would lead to an immediate nuclear response from Moscow, which in turn threatens to uncontrollable escalation and the development of a local conflict into a global war.
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  1. Alexander Zima Offline Alexander Zima
    Alexander Zima (Alexander Zima) 3 December 2021 17: 51
    +4
    After a limited response to the Berlin base of these bombs ... there will be nothing left of Berlin ... it will just fly to the USA.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 17: 55
      -9
      How to answer limitedly? Who is there such a decisive? About their own children and grandchildren? How to answer? When?
      1. Duc Germans will bomb, they do not mind!
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 19: 14
          -7
          Take a risk. Gazprom will be against. Selling gas to some. As in the former SAR, with the Turks.
          1. unholyknight Offline unholyknight
            unholyknight (Unhloy Knight) 3 December 2021 22: 20
            +5
            Turks, how many soldiers in Syria have lost from "unknown bombers"? Two dozen? Three? Five? And nothing, they are silent in a tube. So it will be with the Germans. For some reason, everyone believes that the political type of the elite and the oligarchs have at least some leverage on the military, which is essentially a separate caste. And the last word is exclusively for the president.
            1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
              gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 22: 51
              -4
              Two dozen? Three? Five?

              A regiment of soldiers, but they ended up in Karabakh. Tsarist and Stalin's generals do not understand this shame.
              1. unholyknight Offline unholyknight
                unholyknight (Unhloy Knight) 4 December 2021 12: 39
                +2
                I'm talking about Syria, as it were. And Karabakh ... and what about Karabakh? Did the Armenians call for help? Well, okay, and not these hand-wringing on the Internet? The Armenians themselves elected Pashinyan, Pashinyan himself lost his relationship and did not ask for help in the CSTO himself. Why should Russia get involved in the fight for the interests of an unfriendly country? In Syria, Assad also asked for help, and his army fought in half with a sin.
                1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                  gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 December 2021 14: 31
                  -2
                  I'm talking about Syria, as it were.

                  Also about the former Syrian Arab Republic. The fact is that they fought on a remote Syrian bridgehead, and NATO members easily ended up in the Caucasus. And they also forced the creation of a Russian-Turkish observation center full of NATO intelligence officers. This is serious political and military damage to Russia, and reputational.

                  Why should Russia get involved in the fight for the interests of an unfriendly country?

                  Then Russia got in. It cannot exert influence on Armenia. It does not influence Turkey. NATO in the Caucasus. Dudayev could not even dream of such a thing.

                  In Syria, Assad also asked for help, and his army fought in half with a sin.

                  The SAA fought in such a way that the battles unfolded in Damascus itself. And now, having got it in the teeth in Idlib, it is in its original state. The situation is maintained thanks to Iranian formations and Hezbollons. And from the air this business is covered by the astronauts of Khmeimim. But the Turks were not afraid of this, they achieved a reduction in the number up to two pipes of Turek Stream, from the planned four, and prices by their standards, not by Gazprom's.
                  1. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
                    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 6 December 2021 00: 48
                    0
                    NATO members easily found themselves in the Caucasus.

                    For your information, NATO has been tightly seated in the Caucasus since the late 90s, for example, in Georgia.
                    The presence of NATO spy observers in Karabakh does not affect the defense capability of the Russian Federation at all ...
                    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
                      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 6 December 2021 11: 18
                      0
                      In Georgia, they were designated by scouts and advisers, instructors.

                      The presence of NATO spy observers in Karabakh does not affect the defense capability of the Russian Federation at all.

                      This is for simpletons of younger pre-conscription age.
                      1. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
                        assault 2019 (assault 2019) 2 January 2022 13: 35
                        0
                        gunnerminer
                        Then Russia got in. It cannot exert any influence on Armenia. It does not influence Turkey. NATO in the Caucasus

                        And this is rather the opinion of the hardened senile of old age ...
                        Don't give a damn about all Turkey and Armenia if NATO is practically already near Kharkov!
      2. Nikolay V-Maltsevsky (Nikolay V-Maltsevsky) 3 December 2021 23: 22
        +3
        I thought you were bad at politics, and you’re generally a stupid person ...
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 December 2021 10: 30
          -1
          What then can I say about Lavrov!
      3. DPN Offline DPN
        DPN (DPN) 8 December 2021 11: 11
        +1
        YOU are right, children are there, housing is there? and it's $ there,! there are only raw materials.
    2. Signeur Tomato Offline Signeur Tomato
      Signeur Tomato (Signeur Tomato) 13 December 2021 19: 31
      0
      Nothing will be left of anyone, believe me. Tired of living on our planet? So what's the problem ... Go!
  2. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 3 December 2021 17: 53
    -9
    At the same time, Kashin recalled that the use of atomic weapons against Russia, albeit low-power, would lead to an immediate nuclear response from Moscow, which in turn threatens to uncontrollably escalate and the local conflict will develop into a global war.

    Kashin is inflating. Such troubles are unnecessary for the United States and NATO. If the population of Russia exceeded 250 million people and grew by 3 million annually, a continuous Russian and CSTO information field would have been built, the Far East and Siberia flourished, then tactical nuclear weapons would really be required .Crash a powerful balanced economy, and a modern Armed Forces.
    1. Vladimir501 Offline Vladimir501
      Vladimir501 (Vladimir) 4 December 2021 16: 11
      0
      Do not scold your son, and they will cure you, it will be painful, but they will cure you.
      1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
        gunnerminer (gunner miner) 8 December 2021 14: 55
        -2
        There are many doctors in Karabakh, PMR, Kaliniigrad, Khmeimim, Crimea. There is no positive result.
  3. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 3 December 2021 22: 32
    +9
    The concept of a limited blow does not exist for Russia. Russia, when answering, will not limit itself in anything.
  4. Muhambek Offline Muhambek
    Muhambek (Muhambek) 4 December 2021 08: 16
    +3
    A limited nuclear strike on Russia gives us a green card for inflicting an unlimited retaliation against the Sshanians and their allies))). I don’t understand the inhabitants of some Poland in those places where, for example, a missile defense system is located, or in Germany where nuclear storage facilities are located. They are the primary goals. They live - exactly the flight time of our missiles. And die for other people's affairs. There, sabotage on sabotage should be with blocking of entrances and approaches in order to get rid of such neighbors)))
    1. minby Offline minby
      minby 4 December 2021 09: 58
      +1
      These countries have long been under the tough occupation of the United States and they cannot do anything about it - they will not have enough strength. And naturally they are absolutely not independent.
    2. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 December 2021 10: 28
      0
      Nuclear warheads will not be enough for such third-rate targets. And the carriers remained minuscule in the Russian Armed Forces, especially in the Air Force.
      1. Vladimir501 Offline Vladimir501
        Vladimir501 (Vladimir) 4 December 2021 16: 43
        0
        For the third-rate, no one will have enough, but there will still be left for decision-making centers. We do not have an Air Force, there is a videoconferencing system, and for a videoconferencing there is something to load and what to dump. And the F-35, let it first learn to fly regularly.
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 4 December 2021 16: 49
          -2
          Nobody exposes the location of decision-making centers, as well as data centers, and they, at least, are duplicated.

          There is videoconferencing and for videoconferencing there is and what to load and what to dump

          And what is there? Are you sure? How are you doing with the intelligence?

          And the F-35, let it first learn to fly regularly.

          The Su-57 was not even brought to this stage.
  5. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 5 December 2021 16: 49
    0
    Americans are a little out of their minds. They think that if they throw a stone, they will be answered with a stone. And if it is a brick, or a rock, they will not be offended. Not a country, but a kindergarten. They have not yet matured to the age of Russia. They still drag on if they are alive for at least a thousand years. They regard the country that has beaten the whole of Western Europe as a country living in the jungle of the Amazon. They forgot about Stalin and the fact that he knew who he was dealing with. In this case, of course, you need to forget about money in the West, but you knew that.
    1. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
      assault 2019 (assault 2019) 6 December 2021 00: 30
      0
      By historical US standards, this is a greyhound 15-year-old teenager, whose fists are already strong, but there is no nichrome brain ...
  6. assault 2019 Offline assault 2019
    assault 2019 (assault 2019) 6 December 2021 00: 34
    0
    Any F-35 should be automatically considered a carrier of tactical nuclear warheads, and therefore shot down in case of violation of the borders of the Russian Federation.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 8 December 2021 14: 57
      -2
      There are 150 of them in the US Air Force alone, which is hard to count, but there are other vehicles as well.