Stargazer2006 said:Documents listed in first post are no longer accessible.
I have found something interesting in the NACA archives and I wondered if this had anything to do with Pya Wacket at all.
XP67_Moonbat said:Glad you're back! Now we just need Mark Lindroos to resurrect.
Remember reading similar that the Nuclear version of the AIM26 Falcon was also design to do similar to bomber nukes apperantly.Other remarks show that the DAMS defence system [i.e. Pye Wacket], was envisaged as having a nuclear warhead and that, even though the B-70 was the main subject of the discussion and North American were asked to study the DAMS system, the work "would not be tied to the B-70".
The nuclear warhead was being considered for a novel kill mode called "dudding"; blasting the enemy warhead, also assumed to be nuclear, with a dense cloud of neutrons, sufficient to render it inoperative, i.e. a dud. Thus, even if it subsequently triggered, it would not detonate and the bomber crew would not be exposed to any harmful radiation. It was seen as "the only practical and effective [bomber] penetration aid presently known that can defeat a nuclear warhead without detonating it."