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The W-45 Medium Atomic Demolition Munition (MADM)
- a tool for the 23rd Engineers ADM unit -

  Above: Government scientists are shown displaying the warhead (left) and packing container for the MADM (1 to 15 kiloton implosion design). The entire unit (including warhead) weighed less than 400 pounds. This weapon was in 3AD inventory from 1963 into (apparently) the 1980's.

  Above: A view of the interior components of the MADM, showing (from left) the packing container, warhead, code-decoder, and firing unit.

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