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US relocates nuclear bombs from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey

B61 Nuclear Bomb exhibit at the Pima Air & Space Museum (Tucson, Arizona). (Dave Bezaire & Susi Havens-Bezaire/Flickr)

The US has relocated B61 type nuclear bombs from the Incirlik military air base in Turkey’s southern Adana Province, Trend reports referring to Turkish media.

It is reported that nuclear bombs have been relocated to Romania. According to media reports, there were 50 B61 nuclear bombs at the Incirlik Air Base.

The nuclear bombs had been stationed there since the late 1960s, five years after the creation of the Incirlik Air Base, as per the agreement between the US and Turkey.

The B61 is a bomb with a variable power level of charge intended for transportation on airplanes, including supersonic ones. It has a body capable of withstanding flight at supersonic speeds. The metallic and welded body has a length of 3.58 m and a diameter of about 33 cm. Its average weight is about 320 kg, but may vary depending on the modification.


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