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Workers at Pantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas, begin disassembling a B61 gravity bomb by separating it into its major subcomponents (the weapon has a total of 5,919 parts). The bomb's warhead is in the section directly behind the nose.


Credit: Department of Energy