Too dangerous to test
April 10, 2020
When you look at some of the “rat rods” at The Big Cruise and Car show, you wonder “was that too dangerous to even test?”
An article in Popular Mechanics recalls the explosion of a small nuclear reactor in the Russian Arctic last summer. According to the limited release by the Russian military, the explosion, which took seven lives and caused a spike in radioactivity in the area, was caused by “isotopic sources of fuel on a liquid propulsion unit.”
The evidence points to the development of the Burevestnik, a proposed nuclear-powered cruise missile. If perfected, it would have...