Santa Teresa, New Mexico: Four Atomic Bombs

Four modern and surprisingly small nuclear hellfire weapons: a B57, a B61, and two versions of a B43. They're displayed at the War Eagles Air Museum because two of its planes, an F-84 and A-7, could have carried them. They have been altered so they won't explode.

War Eagles Air Museum

Address:
8012 Airport Rd, Santa Teresa, NM
Directions:
War Eagles Air Museum. At Dona Ana County Airport. I-10 exit 8. Turn west onto Hwy 178/Artcraft Rd. Drive about four miles. Turn right onto Airport Rd. Drive about 1.5 miles. When the pavement ends you've reached the museum, which is on the right.
Hours:
T-Su 10-3:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
575-589-2000
Admission:
Adults $5.00
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Four Atomic Bombs

These nukes are not the car-sized Fat Mans of the 1940s, but sleek, surprisingly small modern-day weapons: a B57, a B61, and two versions of a B43. The B61 was deployed as recently as 2009. The bombs are displayed at the War Eagles Air Museum because two of its display planes, an F-84 and A-7, could have carried them. Not these particular bombs, however; they were driven to the museum from Albuquerque in a car trailer.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/12/2012]

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