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The atom bomb mushroom cloud seen in the bombing of Nagasaki in World War II.

A nuclear weapon is a type of ordnance using nuclear fission and/or fusion as a source of energy. The yield of a nuclear weapon is measured in the number of tons of "TNT" needed to generate an explosion of similar proportions.

An operational idiosyncrasy of nuclear weapons was the result of containing fissile material. Fissile material emitted a readily detectable Čerenkov Radiation signature upon exiting slipspace that negated stealth measures, NOT to be confused with atom bomb.[1]

UNSC Nuclear OrdnanceEdit

The UNSC employs a range of nuclear ordnance.

FENRIS Nuclear WarheadEdit

Main article: FENRIS Nuclear Warhead

The FENRIS is a type of low-yield thermonuclear device. They were slated for decommissioning but munition expenditures during the Human-Covenant war saw the survivors return to service.[2][3][4][5]

Medium Fusion Destructive DeviceEdit

Main article: Medium Fusion Destructive Device

The MFDD is a tactical nuclear device with a yield of approximately 15 kilotons. Due to their apparent similarities, the MFDD may actually be related to the Fury nuke.[6]

Fury Tactical Nuclear WeaponEdit

Main article: Fury Tactical Nuclear Weapon

The Fury is a rugby ball-sized device with a yield slightly less than a megaton. It is extremely clean. It is the "closest thing the UNSC has to a nuclear grenade".[7]

HAVOK Nuclear WarheadEdit

Main article: HAVOK Nuclear Warhead

The HAVOK is a 30 megaton thermonuclear device. Its warhead may be removed and carried by a F-41 Exoatmospheric Multirole Strike Fighter. Some were delivered by ground forces during the Human-Covenant War.[8][9][10] It saw continued service in the Post-war era.[11]

HORNET MineEdit

Main article: HORNET Mine

The HORNET is a 30 megaton space mine. The devices are stealthy and carried aboard UNSC prowlers.[12]

NOVA BombEdit

Main article: NOVA Bomb

The NOVA is a strategic device, and undoubtedly humanity's most powerful weapon. It consists of 9 nuclear warheads encased in a lithium triteride shell, which is compressed during detonation, boosting the yield "a hundred-fold".[13] A single NOVA has enough power to cause complete devastation on a planetary scale, and can destroy orbiting moons and Naval fleets.[14]

Shiva-class Nuclear MissileEdit

Main article: Shiva-class Nuclear Missile

The Shiva is a type of starship ordnance.[15][16] Its warhead may be removed and carried by a C709 Longsword-class Interceptor.[17]

Jiralhanae Nuclear OrdnanceEdit

While no specific iterations are mentioned by name, the Jiralhanae are known to have nearly obliterated all life on Doisac with nuclear weaponry during a pre-Covenant conflict.

SourcesEdit

  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, Chapter 22, page ??
  2. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, Chapter 1, page ??
  3. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, Chapter 23, page ??
  4. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, Chapter 24, page ??
  5. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, Chapter 39, page ??
  6. Halo: Reach: Deliver Hope trailer
  7. Halo: First Strike, Chapter 1, page ??
  8. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 200
  9. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 212
  10. Halo Wars: Genesis, page 17
  11. Halo 4, Composer
  12. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 325
  13. Halo: First Strike, page 180
  14. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 244
  15. Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 147, 322-324
  16. Halo: The Cole Protocol, page ??
  17. Halo Encyclopedia, page ??

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