China drives massive nuclear missile through midday traffic
The Chinese government drove a massive, nuclear-capable inter-continental ballistic missile through the streets of a large city, much to the surprise of passersby.
Предположительно СПУ МБР DF-41 китайская ядерная твердотопливная межконтинентальная баллистическая ракета с дальностью 11-12тыс км pic.twitter.com/sbdVU0qmH4
— Alibaba (@MaxSafaniuk) January 3, 2017
The weapon is believed to be a DF-41, China's latest ICBM still in the final stages of development. It was seen making its way through a traffic circle in Daqing, a city of over one million people in Heilongjiang province.
The missile is supposedly capable of carrying large thermonuclear weapons. That includes as many as 10 smaller warheads known as multiple independent reentry vehicles, or MIRVs, which allow it to hit multiple targets with one shot. It has an estimated maximum range of 9,300 miles, putting it in the range of most of the continental U.S. To put the weapon's range in perspective, the distance from Daqing to Washington, D.C., is only approximately 6,400 miles.
Also read: Air Force defends nuclear cruise missile
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact email@example.com.