Mnogo Nukes Other

The fictional, the vague, the portable or a combination of the three.

  • Suitcase nukes- these are particular popular versions of Russian nukes, slightly helped by the fact they are real. However, they may no longer exist and even if there are some out of Russian hands, they're probably non-operable by now.
    • They are the threat in season six of 24 and one goes off.
    • The villains in Big Trouble get hold of one without realizing what it is, not even after they activate the countdown timer. Fortunately, it falls into the Atlantic Ocean before it blows up.
    • In real life, "suitcase nukes" are the size of duffle bags, at least though they're still capable of being smuggled in by a single person.
  • MiG-31 "Firefox": If the eponymous plane really existed and had reached operational service, it would almost certainly be used for small nukes.
    • The real MiG-31, NATO reporting name "Foxhound", was actually an interceptor developed as a replacement for the MiG-25 "Foxbat". The MiG-31's armament consists of four R-33/AA-9 "Amos" air-to-air missiles, six other missiles and a 23mm cannon, no nukes.
  • Golden Eye: Not clear whether this is the actual name, a Code Name or a translation from Russian (the back translation- Zolotoy Glaz is the movie's Russian title). Two Kill Sat nukes designed to cause mass EMP damage. One takes out its own control centre (and a couple of Russian fighters) as part of the theft of it by Xenia Onatopp. The second is de-orbited in the climax before it can be used on London. This device would be illegal under the Outer Space Treaty.
  • The Soviets stick one of their nukes on a space launcher to destroy the Cyber Fleet in the Doctor Who story "The Invasion".
  • "Oceanic research vessel Maxim Gorky" (Yeah, right!): The Airwolf episode "Condemned" features a Soviet submarine turning up off the coast of one of the Aleutian Islands where a nasty (Soviet-made and released without authorisation in Afghanistan) virus has broken loose. Has the distinctive hull of the "Alfa", "Victor" and "Akula" class, but doesn't make any of them exactly due to a bulge at the front. It seems to be a modified "Victor III". During the process of an Enemy Mine scenario, the Commander goes crazy (the antidote makes people super-paranoid for a while) and orders "Strike Plan Beta", resulting in the launch of...
  • "Seasnake" (Reporting Name only given): subsonic, nuclear equipped cruise missiles, launched with the intention of destroying most of the island. Stringfellow and Caitlin are successfully able to shoot all three down before they reach their targets.
  • Korolev -Daedalus-class battlecruiser from the Stargate Verse, given to the Russians in return for continued use of the Russian Stargate at the SGC. Destroyed in the battle with the Ori at the end of season 8- only six crew members, Daniel Jackson and Cameron Mitchell escape.

Riga aircraft

From the Charles L. Taylor novel Show of Force, these are Soviet naval VTOL fighters, a development of the "Forger" with improved capabilities and probably a supersonic top speed. They feature extensively in the novel, based from Admiral Kupinsky's "Kiev" class flagship Lenin and his other aviation cruiser Minsk They must be considered nuclear-capable, possibly with guided missiles.

The Harpoon recreation uses Yak-141 "Freestyles" to play the aircraft.


Fictional sub, possibly a "Yankee", that is mentioned in the NCIS episode "Chimera" with a nuke from the sub being retrieved by USNS Chimera.