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During WWII, the U.S. Army determined that there was a need for a mobile long range heavy artillery weapon to attack strategic targets behind enemy lines – communication centers, fortified positions, enemy long range artillery and other high value targets. After the war, it was determined that a heavy artillery weapon that could fire an atomic warhead would be even more desirable. This kicked off a dual development effort – designing and building the actual weapon and designing a small enough atomic warhead to be used as a shell for the weapon. Read the rest of this entry »