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If you want peace, prepare for war.—Latin proverb
"My old man had a philosophy. Peace, is having a bigger stick than the other guy."—Tony Stark, Iron Man
The Russians have their Mnogo Nukes. The Americans ensure Peace Through Superior Firepower via their 5,113 nuclear warheads (September 2009), of which about half are in storage.
As the most powerful military on the planet and one of the most frequently appearing in fiction, the Yanks With Tanks have their most capable weapons easily to hand. The fact they like to Nuke'Em helps.
We're again breaking down delivery systems via type. The US defence industry has merged and de-merged a great deal since 1945 (Rockwell and McDonnell Douglas are now part of Boeing, Northrop and Grumman merged a while back, Lockheed and Martin-Marietta did as well, and several other examples) and so manufacturer names aren't included.
Welcome to a world of Titans, the deadly Davy Crockett and some concepts:
- Superior Firepower Bombers
- Superior Firepower Intercontinental Ballistic and Cruise Missiles
- Superior Firepower Missile Submarines
- Superior Firepower Other Ballistic and Cruise Missiles
- Superior Firepower Other Naval Nukes
- Superior Firepower Surface to Air Missiles
- Superior Firepower Tactical Nukes
- Superior Firepower Other