Re: Testing at Kwajalein Atoll
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 20:12:45 +0000

Date:          Thu, 18 Dec 1997 16:50:56 -0800
From:          Dale Ireland <>
Subject:       Re: Testing at Kwajalein Atoll

I am very surprised to hear that they impact "white hot". Iron meteorites of similar size are cool to the touch on impact even though their initial velocities are very much higher because the high he
At 07:30 PM 12/18/97 +0000, wrote:
Nuclear warheads are designed to enter the atmosphere VERY quickly so 
that gusts of wind will not kick them off course (and also to avoid 
any countermeasures that the defenders may employ). The magazine  
mentioned has a cover photo showing the warheads (there are several 
on each missile) glowing all the way to impact. It is also mentioned 
in the article that the RVs light up the clouds as they pass through.