Large-Scale Attack Simulator (USA)

What would happen to the United States during a nuclear war?

Using unclassified documents on nuclear targeting and open data on the physics of modern weapons and fallout patterns, this simulation models what would happen if approximately 1,100 warheads (~7% of the world's arsenal) hit the United States. This is a realistic simulation based on hard science.

The attack lasts two hours and strikes 385 military, government and economic targets. As the simulation runs, you can click any marker icon to expand the map and see more detail, including summary of damage per state and google streetview images of ground zero impact points.

This simulation will run on any device, but it's easier to view and browse on larger screens (pads or desktops).



Attack Simulator - Background & Technical Details

Click the link above to view a discussion on the threat of nuclear weapons and some technical background on the above model.