Nation: Atoms v. Gunpowder

Army smiles last week were brighter than brass. From Cape Canaveral came a report on the second successful field firing of the Army's newest nuclear weapon, the 34-ft., 5-ton Pershing. Launched from a mobile carrier, the solid-fueled Pershing swept 200 miles down the Atlantic, splashed just 125 ft. beyond and 165 ft. to the left of its target's dead center. Now in production, the Pershing, with a top range of 400 miles, will go into the field in Western Europe some time next year. Pershing's success adds a heavy wallop to the U.S.'s arsenal...

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