AN-22 Nuclear Weapon under Mirage IV A N°23 EB 1/93 Guyenne
FAS (AdlA)


The White Death...The AN-22 was conceived before French scientists discover the means to miniaturize a nuclear weapon, but this type, partially buried into fuselage, was not an aerodynamic penalty for the perfectly designed fuselage having the extra advantage of an over-motorisation which, halas, also caused a number of casualties due to cruising speed over the Mach 2,2+ airframe limits.