No PAL please, we're British

mheyman at mheyman at
Thu Nov 15 18:43:37 EST 2007

On Nov 15, 2007 2:55 PM,  <lists at> wrote:
> According to this BBC story until fairly recently the British
> military refused to have PALs on nuclear weapons.
> [SNIP]
>From the story:

    The Bomb is actually armed by inserting a bicycle lock
    key into the arming switch and turning it through 90

I wonder if they knew how to defeat it with a Bic pen? (see

-Michael Heyman

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