China moved one of their nuclear bombs through the streets of a city with 1 million inhabitants. It is normally loaded with multiple warheads.
The weapon is believed to be a DF-41, China’s latest ICBM still in the final stages of development. It was seen making its way through a traffic circle in Daqing, a city of over one million people in Heilongjiang province.
The missile is supposedly capable of carrying large thermonuclear weapons. That includes as many as 10 smaller warheads known as multiple independent reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, which allow it to hit multiple targets with one shot. It has an estimated maximum range of 9,300 miles, putting it in the range of most of the continental U.S. To put the weapon’s range in perspective, the distance from Daqing to Washington, D.C., is only approximately 6,400 miles.
Предположительно СПУ МБР DF-41 китайская ядерная твердотопливная межконтинентальная баллистическая ракета с дальностью 11-12тыс км pic.twitter.com/sbdVU0qmH4
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