Dec 7, 2006


"Davy Crockett was the smallest and lightest nuclear weapon ever made for the US Army. It was to give nuclear fire support to front line enemy troops. But, when fired at its maximum range, the crew was well within the blast radius of the warhead and they could receive a huge dose of radiation. This makes it a really bad weapon! Would you want to fire it?" The weapon made an appearance in the '60's movie "King Kong Vs. Godzilla."

The 155mm "Davy Crockett" recoilless gun, and many other curious objects are on display at the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Photo by Kim Choate ©2006