Trident – the British Nuclear Arsenal
Do we need all this dissuasion in the real world???
4 nuclear-powered submarines, 3 of which are always operational
14 nuclear missiles on each submarine
Each submarine carries 48 x 100 kiloton warheads, and can carry 96
Each warhead can hit a different target
Total warheads = 384
One Trident warhead = 8 times more powerful
than the atom bomb dropped on
Total Trident capacity = three thousand and seventy-two Hiroshimas
Immediate killing capacity of Trident’s combined warheads = 43,000,000 people.