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February 03, 2024


Officers were given access to the reported missile. Bomb squad members inspected the object and then learned that it was in fact a Douglas AIR-2 Genie (previous designation MB-1), an unguided air-to-air rocket that is designed to carry a 1.5 kt W25 nuclear warhead.

(Thanks to Tim, Mezrap and Frank)


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"Because the item was inert and the military did not request it back, police left the item with the neighbor to be restored for display in a museum."

I'm no expert, but I think you have to purchase the nuclear warhead separately or maybe get lucky finding one in a box of Cracker Jacks.

Want to come back to my place and watch me launch my missle?

What a ripoff. All the pictures show the warhead attached. And I beefed up the garage floor to take the extra weight.

No nuclear warhead and no rocket fuel. So, in other words, just a pile of scrap metal.

This would make a great BBQ grill!

Wouldn’t a missile falling into the hands of a bunch of wacky bad guys make a great plot for a novel?

These things should not be in civilian hands.

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