nuclear 1


Summary: You and Sam both have insomnia, so you find a way to entertain yourselves.

Warning: smut

Word Count: 1550

A/N: It’s been a while since I wrote Sam x reader. Hope you enjoy! XOXO

12:36 AM

Insomnia does weird things to a person.

Under no other circumstances would you be sitting in the library of the bunker, reading about the weaponry forged in fourteenth century Japan to combat a monster that was essentially an ocean-dwelling werewolf.

Yeah. Can’t make this shit up.

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A bomber that i always loved but i never talk too much about it.

The Rockwell B-1B Lancer is a supersonic heavy strategic bomber with four engines and variable sweep wings , it was initially planned to replace the B-52 Stratofortress but in 1986 it entered service as a nuclear bomber with the Gulf War, the B-1B was converted for conventional bombing use. It is expected that the B-1 continues to fly all the way into 2030s.


Checking my work with concentric circles.  I nailed it on the MacMurray wheel, but the rest have required some minor warping to get them to fit.  In all likelihood, these won’t be the final textures, but I wanted to make sure everything was centered and circular so they can provide a good starting point.  


Images from NATO Exercise Able Archer 83.

The period of 1982-1984 marked the most dangerous Soviet-American confrontation since the Cuban Missile Crisis, when Cold War hysteria reached its peak. Tensions were on a knife-edge. The international situation almost devolved into complete nuclear war, when in autumn of 1983, NATO forces conducted a massive nuclear-release exercise named Able Archer 83. Over 19,000 US troops were airlifted to Europe in the lead-up to the exercise.

As with Able Archer exercises from previous years, the purpose of the exercise was to simulate a period of conflict escalation, culminating in a simulated DEFCON 1 coordinated nuclear attack. Coordinated from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) headquarters in Casteau, Belgium, it involved NATO forces throughout Western Europe, beginning on November 7, 1983, and lasting for five days.

The 1983 exercise introduced several new elements not seen in previous years, including a new, unique format of coded communication, radio silences, and the participation of heads of government. This increase in realism, combined with deteriorating relations between the United States and the Soviet Union and the anticipated arrival of Pershing II nuclear missiles in Europe, led some members of the Soviet Politburo and military to believe that Able Archer 83 was a ruse of war, obscuring preparations for a genuine nuclear first strike.

The Soviets immediately feared an impending nuclear attack and according to a CIA Special National Intelligence Estimate — caused “Soviet air units in Germany and Poland [to assume] high alert status with readying of nuclear strike forces.”

The crisis only deescalated with the end of Able Archer 83 on November 11.

Nuclear test bomb ‘Able’,  Bikini Atoll, July 1, 1946. Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print. 25 x 16,8 cm.

Between 1946 and 1958 twenty-three nuclear bombs were detonated at Bikini Atoll. 'Able’ was the first atomic bomb to be detonated after WWII and was part of 'Operation Crossroads’.