Karl Heidenreich wrote:Nagato and PE at that experiment. What a waste!
Not really a wast, Karl. The US expends old ships fairly often to test weapons. The USS America was sunk a few years ago for just that purpose, so we could find out the effects of a number of different weapons, and the ability of similar ships to withstand them. Then you can make changes if necessary, but the only way to be sure what will happen is to try them out. When I served in SSNs we routinely carried tactical nuclear weapons.