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 Hiroshima


Killed at Hiroshima = 140,000 people


Total Trident capacity = three thousand and seventy-two Hiroshimas


Immediate killing capacity of Trident’s combined warheads = 43,000,000 people.