Thursday, September 13, 2007

Quotations of the Week by non-Lawyers #2

“I would rather be beat on and be a man than to be elected and be a little puppy dog.”
- Col. David Crockett, Better known as Davy Crockett (1786 – 1836), 19th-century American hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. Represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives; served in the Texas Revolution; died, at age 49, in the Battle of the Alamo.

The M-388 'Davy Crockett' was a tactical nuclear weapon deployed by the U.S. Army from 1961 - 71, during the Cold War. One of the smallest nuclear weapons ever built, M388 produced instantly lethal radiation (> 10,000 rem) within 500 feet of impact, and fatal dosages (> 600 rem) within up to 500 yards. The yield of this weapon was adjustable within crude increments. It was once test-fired over a distance of 1.7 miles. source

Designed for use against Soviet troops in West Germany, the tripod launched weapon could be used by small teams stationed every few kilometers to thwart Soviet invasions. Production of the Davy Crockett began in 1956, with a total of 2,100 being made. more

Was the M-388 ever deployed aboard a conventional submarine? If anyone knew, would they be able to tell you?

Submarines are always silent and strange.



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