There’s an interesting theme that surfaces from time to time on the Forum about just what qualifies as “ammunition.” How about nuclear weapons? Not bombs dropped from aircraft, or ICBM or cruise missile warheads, but actual rounds of what we consider classic ammunition with propellant, primer, projectiles, etc. fired from rifled tubes.
Life magazine has a neat pic of an artillery piece that had just fired an 11-inch shell with a fission warhead which detonated 6 miles downrange at 500 above the ground. See life.com/image/ugc1049112/in … bomb-tests. According to Life, this one round was the one and only nuke artillery shell firing in U.S. tests, and was called Operation Upshot-Knothole. Wonder how Paul Smith would section one of those.