Weapons of Mass Destruction
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Weapons of Mass Destruction, a Visual Perspective

Although the term, WMD, has become a part of our daily lexicon, it remains very much an abstraction for most of us. This series of images offers a retrospective look at some of these weapons. Most of my subjects are drawn from the Cold War period during which there was a very real threat to the survival of civilization itself. The last sixty years has seen a frenzied tango between strategy and technology that has left us with the chilling array of doomsday machines seen here.

"The Gadget" (Trinity Atomic Bomb) 1945
"Little Boy" (Hiroshima Atomic Bomb) 1945
"Bockscar" (Nagasaki B-29 Bomber) 1945
"Fat Man" (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb) 1945
B-36 Strategic Bomber 1948
Mk-17 Thermonuclear Bomb 1954
B-36 Bomb Bay 1948
B-47 Strategic Bomber 1951
Mk-6 Atomic Bomb 1951
B-52 Strategic Bomber 1955
M65 280mm Atomic Cannon 1951
Atlas-D ICBM 1959
Blast Door, Minuteman II ICBM Control Buncker 1965
Minuteman II ICBM Control Bunker 1965
Commander's Station, Minuteman II Bunker 1965
Deputy Commander's Station, Minuteman II Bunker 1965
USS Lewis and Clark Ballistic Missile Submarine 1965
Inertial Guidance Module, Peacekeeper (MX) ICBM 1986
B-1B Strategic Bomber 1986
Midgetman ICBM Hardened Mobile Launcher1988
B-2 Strategic Bomber 1989