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- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- Insensitive high explosives : Explosives, principally for military use, which have an extremely low probability of detonating accidentally or other than as intended in a specific application; not easily converted to improvised explosive devices, will not detonate when engulfed in fire, and, when used in the high explosive initator of a nuclear weapon, unable to trigger fission unless precisely triggered
- B61 (nuclear weapon) : A thermonuclear fusion device implemented as a "tactical" gravity bomb that has a low to medium variable yield; the B61-11 version has limited ground penetration capability
- B83 (nuclear weapon) : A thermonuclear gravity bomb whose variable yield can be set to the highest (1-2 MtSymbol error) of any deployed U.S. nuclear weapon; uses LX-17 explosive
- W80 (nuclear weapon) : -0 warhead for retired UGM-109 submarine-launched and -1 for AGM-86 air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) and AGM-129 stealth cruise missile; variable yield up to 200 kt.
- W87 (nuclear weapon) : Intermediate yield thermonuclear weapon used to arm LGM-30 Minuteman III ICBMs after arms control treaties changed them from MIRV to single warhead; had been warhead for Peacekeeper single-warhead ICBM; safeguards include enhanced electrical isolation, LX-17 insensitive high explosive and a fire-resistant pit
- W88 (nuclear weapon) : Intermediate yield strategic MIRV warhead used on the UGM-133 Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missile, with high accuracy and increased safeguards, although not insensitive high explosives that would not improve safety on a submarine